TAP Charter 2016-2017

The Guidelines of TAP


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

What is TAP?

General Information

TAP Guidelines and Requirements

Grades

Self Motivation

Confidentiality

Tech Office Rules

Parts of TAP

Dewfund the Website

Dewfund the Money

PCs

Knowledge Base

Leadership Roles/Positions

1st Chair

2nd Chair

Secretary

Servers

Tech Server Rules

Punishments

Grades

Office Referrals

No Show To Meetings

Not Completing All Hours

Not Doing Modules

Not Cleaning Office

Breaking Confidential Info

Strike System

Signature Page

What is TAP?

TAP (Technical Apprenticeship Program) serves as a means for students of the St. James High School to learn more about technology through the school’s Technology Department and to give a helping hand to those in need of technological help. TAP is a SIG (Special Interest Group). In this group you will learn about hardware and software technologies through study and hands on experience. Below you will find guidelines and requirements to be in TAP, and you will learn about the responsibilities and privileges you have while being in TAP.


General Information

The following pages contain general information relating to the TAP program.

TAP Guidelines and Requirements

In order for TAP to function at its peak performance, we ask that all members meet these requirements. Note that these may change at any time and some may even be added depending on the circumstances. Applications will be accepted at semester.

Grades

Self Motivation

Confidentiality

Tech Office Rules


Parts of TAP

There are several different parts in TAP that all do separate things, yet work together as one.

TAP is broken down into different parts, which are as follows:

Dewfund the Website

TAP has its own website (found at www.dewfund.com). This website is hosted locally on our servers. It is home to all information, upcoming dates, activities, and resources that you may need as a tech.

Dewfund the Money

Dewfund also has a financial part. Although minimal, the part is essential because it helps keep everything up and running. One of the main ways that the “Dewfund” is utilized is by way of soda and other snacks. We provide snacks for techs to get before, after, and during lunch, however these snacks must stay inside of the Tech Office at all times. The price of the snacks vary dependent on the snack in question. A student may only have a tab of $20 at any time. The “Dewfund” is also used to keep the www.dewfund.com domain active.

PCs

The PCs in the Tech Office have more privileges than regular student laptops. The PCs have the capability to download other applications and games. Access to the PCs is limited to before and after school, special occasions, and during Tiger Time (games are not allowed during Tiger Time).

Knowledge Base

TAP has another website (found at kb.stjschools.org) that provides extra information to staff and students, and is maintained by TAP members. Included in the website are various “Knowledge Based” articles providing various tutorials for technical help.


Leadership Roles/Positions

There are pre-defined roles within TAP. These roles are filled by an election at the end of each year from the current TAP members.

Notifications

Servers

These are the rules and guidelines for the Dewfund servers - yes, there are rules. Josh is trusting you with the power of being responsible. You may request to use a server at any time, and an officer can help you with that process.

Tech Server Rules


Punishments

*Probation: If a student is on probation for any reason, they will lose access to Dewfund snacks, until probation is lifted. You are relieved of probation after one quarter unless circumstances are improved. Probation is not related to being a probie.

Voting: A vote can be called at anytime, for any reason, by any member (with the approval of an officer or staff member), if they feel it necessary. In order for a vote to pass, the group present must come to a majority consensus.


Signature Page

This charter will be put into effect starting ________  ___, 2017, by all the current TAP members and staff of 2016-17. This Charter cannot be put into effect until everyone has signed this. This Charter can be revised at anytime during the school year, requiring all officers consent.

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Josh Cahill

2006 - 2017 IT Administrator

2006 - 2017 TAP Sponsor

2001 - 2004 TAP Member

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Laura Vitale

2012 - 2017 Helpdesk Technician

2012 - 2017 TAP Sponsor

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Nick Krueger

2004 - 2017 IT Resource

2001 - 2004 TAP Member

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Brent Rabe

2015 - 2017 President

2014 - 2017 TAP Member

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Cameron Morales

2016 - 2017 1st Chair

2015 - 2017 TAP Member

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Abby Sybert

2016 - 2017 2nd Chair

2015 - 2017 TAP Member

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Susannah Schisler

2015 - 2017 TAP Member

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Colby Sanders

2016 - 2017 TAP Member

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Jeremiah Hinderhan

2015 - 2016 2nd Chair

2013 - 2017 TAP Member

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Jess Harrop

2015 - 2017 TAP Member

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Amber Copeland

2017 TAP Member

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Jonathan Bowley

2017 TAP Member

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Austin Durham

2017 TAP Member

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Shane Nichols

2017 TAP Member

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Matthew Altis

2017 TAP Member

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Garren Gray

2017 TAP Member

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Noah Stites

2014-2015 TAP Member

2017 TAP Member

X______________________________

Devon Brown

2017 TAP Member

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Tessa Hartley

2017 TAP Member

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Carson Klossner

2017 TAP Member

TAP Charter

Revised February 24, 2017