Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/15/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of an Agreement with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT)
Strategic Plans:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
DoIT-Consortium-MSA-v1.5.pdf
Service Order.pdf
Summary: The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) through a statewide initiative, Connect Illinois, is offering school districts across the State the chance to receive free high speed internet and WAN connectivity.

DoIT service providers will connect the District buildings to each other and provide high speed internet services through the Illinois Century Network. The new services enable faster internet and WAN (internal) speeds, additional filtering options, and DDoS attack protection for the District at no cost pending approval of a grant through ISBE for $4,375.

The WAN connection speed increases vary from 2 to 5 times greater depending on current levels at our schools. The internet speeds will increase 5 times.

This new 5-year contract will save the District at least $10,000 a year on WAN services and $59,401 a year for internet services, starting fiscal year 21-22. Total savings to the District from fiscal year 21-22 through 24-25 are estimated to be $278,000. We are currently contracted through June 30, 2021, with CWLP for WAN services and Comcast for internet services.
Funding:
Approved in original budget or revised budget
Funds currently available in specified line item
If not currently available in line item, where are funds available
Resolution: WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) through a statewide initiative, Connect Illinois, is offering school districts across the State the opportunity to receive high speed internet and wide area network (WAN) connectivity; and

WHEREAS, these services will be provided at a total cost of $4,375, funded through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the attached five year agreement with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephen Minch - Manager
Signed By:
Nathan Fretz - Director
Signed By:
Jennifer E. Gill - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Michael Zimmers Moved, Member William Ringer seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) through a statewide initiative, Connect Illinois, is offering school districts across the State the opportunity to receive high speed internet and wide area network (WAN) connectivity; and

WHEREAS, these services will be provided at a total cost of $4,375, funded through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the attached five year agreement with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Judith Johnson     Yes
Scott McFarland     Yes
Michael Zimmers     Yes
Anthony Mares     Yes
William Ringer     Yes
Micah Miller     Yes
Tiffany Mathis     Yes