Technology Department Staff
If you require technology assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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News and Vision
Many things are happening in the world of technology. In the past 2 years, we have added and expanded our wireless network to all schools. This year, we will be further expanding the network to provide more consistent, reliable connectivity throughout our schools. Our vision is for the wireless infrastructure to support student BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), particularly in the secondary schools.
In addition to student owned mobile devices, the district is quickly acquiring a mixture of tablets (Nooks, iPads, etc) and Chromebooks in addition to our desktop computers. As these devices were primarily designed to be personal use devices, adapting them to a large scale, managed environment is a challenge. We are in the process of implementing 3rd party solutions that allow us to better control, update, and manage this myriad of technology.
Last Spring, we migrated our email system to Google. In doing that, we also made available to our district a whole host of Google Apps for Education, from Drive to Sites to Groups to Calendar. Throughout this coming year, we will be working as a community to learn more about these Apps and their potential to change and improve how we all do our jobs.
Technology Estimated Costs
All district technology purchases must be processed by our office. That ensures we purchase compliant equipment at competitive prices. It also allows us to plan deployment of equipment. Don't worry about spec'ing out specific equipment to purchase. Simply submit a tech support request describing what you are trying to do with the technology. We will recommend a solution (or range of solutions) for you from our list of approved vendors and/or the statewide REMC bid.
When we purchase technology for our district, we secure specific quotes. Sometimes you just want an estimate to begin planning a budget or a grant proposal. In the coming weeks, we will post a sheet of estimated costs that can be used for planning technology purchasing. In the meantime, you can contact Cheryl for a price estimate before you are ready for an actual quote.