So are you glad you did it?
A change from the usual techy threads.
You've explained to the SMT that half a dozen 30 quid routers from PC World won't do the job, chosen Meru, Ruckus or whatever, had a site survey, gasped at the cost but managed to get funding, spent the summer installing APs and controllers, updated the AUP, given a presentation to staff on the first day back and your shiny new wireless network is up and running.
A month into the Autumn term, The coolness of being able to check your email or catch up with the news without having to walk half way round the school to find a decent 3G signal had worn off and the invoices for the kit and installation arrive in your pigeon-hole (Accounts haven't quite reached the digital age yet).
How many teachers and students are using the new facility? Do they use their own devices? Or did you get funding for laptops or tablets too? And most inportantlly, have lessons improved?
Are you glad you spent the money this way or, hand on heart, would it have been better to have replaced those 6 year old PCs that nobody uses because they're too slow and unreliable or kit out another two or three classrooms with boring but cheap and reliable desktops?
OK it would be cool to have Wi-Fi and it's nice to keep up with the Jones's and offer free Wi-Fi like Starbucks. The geek in me relishes getting stuck into an interesting project, it will look good in the cv but there is still this nagging doubt that it will all be a white elephant.
What do those who are a year or two down the line think? Are you glad you did it? Would you do it again? Would you do anything differently?