Rough budget check
Would people mind giving a rough ball park figure on how much they get to spend per year with their approximate school size?
Our budget this year is £70,000 for a school of approx 1050 students.
all licencing annual commitments (Microsoft, Adobe, Ghost, Smoothwall etc.)
Support contracts with LA for SIMS
All hardware & software development
about £80 per student not including staff costs.
It fluctuates a bit though, but its enough to get a ballpark 5 year renewals strategy.
Secondary school with ~720.
- 3k/year for printer consumables (+ termly additions from dept usage, adding about £250 each term) - hugely inadaquate, hence some purchasing from ebay and a 98% compatible toner setup is in use
- licencing/RM support/broadband paid for separately and we do not need to budget for this as it's in the overall school costs
3k/year for everything else
Suffice to say, we haven't upgraded a suite of computers for 3 years now (last new batch was Jan 09). Had a "handful" (literally) of new ones and about ~20 refurbs and everything else has been as-and-when (couple of switches, components etc from the 3k budget).
Oldest computers are from Summer 05 of which there are over 50 and 32 from Spring 06. These account for 25% of overall amount. Can't seem to get the money to do anything about them..
I know this is going to sound quite obscene, but you have to remember that I manage 5 special needs schools where IT is a massive part of everything. Our toner budgets make most schools weep but we have to have evidence of everything and a lot of that ends up being photographic evidence. Anyway, adding it all up, excluding our departments staffing costs, £380 per student!