In addition to providing a vehicle to order books, this application allows public and private schools to monitor their textbook monies, including initial budget, running expenditure amounts and balances. Non-public schools will create student residency listings from the new online database and send them to home schools districts via email for electronic verification and then enter their book requisitions online. RIC staff handles all district vendor complaints and pays the publishers for all textbook purchases. Books are shipped directly to the receiving schools. Districts have access to the necessary student demographics to help them match names to census reports for residency approvals. They can also pull their textbook totals for state aid reimbursement.Visit our Web page
WNYRIC staff work with vendors to purchase brand new books or refurbished used books at greatly-reduced prices. RIC staff handles all district vendor complaints and pays the publishers for all textbook purchases. Books are drop-shipped to the receiving schools.
The process for private/charter schools:
Software: Internet access software and Internet Service Provider
Districts should preload monies into participation for book purchases, shipping and WNYRIC coordination fee. Amounts are per student. The 2016-17 per student allocation for State Aid reimbursement is $58.25 per student, but home districts may choose to spend more. Shipping should be approximately 6% of that total amount.
See Textbook Service subservices for more specifics.
PRIVATE/CHARTER SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data Backup: Textbook data is backed up twice each night using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). TSM backup data for this node is retained for at least 21 days. The WNYRIC tests restores once per year. Media condition is monitored regularly and media is replaced as needed. Any data that is backed up by the WNYRIC TSM service is backed up to disk (IBM DS storage in server room) using IBM TSM software and then an onsite and offsite tape copy are created. The offsite copy is taken to the WNYRIC storage site at a secure location in Western New York and the onsite is kept in the WNYRIC automated tape library at the service center.
The WNYRIC utilizes cost effective best practices determined by research that allows our experienced and trained technical staff to perform robust testing and support of the WNYRIC network in the areas of security, infrastructure, energy management, virtualization strategies, disaster recovery and business continuity. Therefore, we are able to be a district advocate for vendor contract issues and aggressively negotiate contract pricing and performance terms.
Staff follow best practices in order to provide necessary security as it relates to the most recent student, teacher and principal data security and privacy regulations.
Service Desk can be reached Monday –Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by calling (716) 821-7171, 1-800-872-0780 or by e-mail at email@example.com. A representative will be available from 4:30 p.m. through 11:00 p.m to assist you with calls regarding emergency situations. During all other hours and holidays, a caller will receive important information regarding coverage.
"Staff follow best practices in order to provide necessary security as it relates to the most recent student data security and privacy regulations".
Textbook Loan Service
672.000.08 Textbook Loan Service Statewide Coordination Fee
672.000.01 Textbook Service Book Budget
672.000.02 Textbook Service Shipping Charges
672.000.03 Textbook Service Coordination Fee
672.000.05 Textbook Service Per-Diem Training
672.000.06 Textbook Service Additional Development/Special Projects/Extensive Problem Resolution
672.000.07 Textbook Loan Service Statewide RIC Setup Fee
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