Local Networking in schools facilitates broadband access being distributed throughout the school.
Following networking funding for schools in 2004/2005, the Department of Education and Skills provided guidelines and advice. These are listed below and are still relevant today.
Introduction to Computer Networking in Schools
This introduction document is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to all aspects of networking but rather is focused on providing schools with a basic understanding of the issues related to networking in schools.
NCTE Guidelines on Computer Networking in Schools
This guideline is provided for the purpose of assisting schools as they go about the process of installing new or extended computer networks.
Requirements to be met by Cabling and Networking Suppliers to Schools
In order to ensure that a high quality network is provided to schools, suppliers must ensure that certain requirements are met.
Indicative Costs for Computer Networking in schools
This document has been written to provide indicative costs in relation to computer networking in first level and second level schools. As building layouts and configuration vary from school to school, so will the networking costs differ between schools.