SOESD / Newsletters / The Source / November 2004 Source: Ron Enger / Electronic Services
The Newsletter of Southern Oregon Education Service District
SOESD Electronic Services: economical repairs, maintenance, and design
SOESD Electronic Services is responsible for the annual repair and maintenance of approximately 80,000 pieces of electronic equipment in the schools. This includes computers, videocassette recorders, scoreboards, TV monitors, public address systems, and just about every other type of electronic equipment with the exception of fire alarms, typewriters, and photocopy machines. Repairs are occasionally performed on-site but more often at the Electronic shops in SOESD’s Medford and Klamath Falls offices. Districts are not charged for labor costs or parts costing less than $15.00
When districts consider new building construction or remodeling projects, Electronic Services staff members consult, design, and participate in the construction of cable television signal distributions, closed circuit television, intercom, local area networks (LAN) , public address, and videoconferencing systems. Detailed estimates, product information, system recommendations and material purchasing services are provided. As with repairs, labor costs are seldom levied, and equipment is sold at cost. After installation, the department provides continuing repair and maintenance. Recently, the department has been installing video surveillance systems in several schools in our service area.