Do new school builds come with Interactive Whiteboards?

Getting a new school building is a lovely experience for everyone. Although a lot of work for the principal who needs to remember the building project management module(!) he/she did in teacher training college, once everyone moves in, it’s worth all the phonecalls and screaming matches. New School Buildings in 2018 don’t come with a lot in terms of technology. You’ll usually get a server cabinet but without any of the infrastructure such as switches, routers, etc. You’ll generally get network points in your rooms if you choose to go wired (I would always choose this option as wifi is much easier to install.) However, that is about it. So, the quick answer to the above question is “no.”

The longer answer is that while you don’t get the boards or touchscreens, you do get €5,000 per occupied classroom to spend on technology. This is a very useful addition to any school and can kit it out to a pretty decent standard. You can also get a further grant for moving your equipment from the previous building into the new one, fully installed.

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