Transitioning to a Centralized Hardware Technology Program: The Victoria Experience

Transitioning to a Centralized Hardware Technology Program: The Victoria Experience

The greater Victoria School District (SD61) recently implemented the Evergreen Technology Program (ETP), which
transferred the management of computer hardware inventories from school administration to the school board. The
decision to move from a decentralized computer hardware management model to a centralized one was to ensure: 1)
that all schools had computers that were “fit for purpose”, 2) that hardware standards were met by all schools
regardless of PAC and other monetary or funding implications, and 3) that hardware inventories were equitable in
quality across the District. The main purpose of the program is to supply, monitor and maintain the computer inventory
for all schools. This presentation will describe the conditions leading up to the decision to create the program,
challenges around implementing it, what we achieved in the first year, and services we plan to implement in the
future.