http://edubuntu.org

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu

The above are Charlie's top picks, but other options will also be considered. This is another project that may not involve much python coding (if any) but will still be a good challenge and teach us a lot. And if we can get a setup where we have a central server properly configured, we can perhaps be deploying old workstation computers all over campus (which would allow constituents (students, faculty and staff) to perhaps save data centrally from any workstation they sit down at).