Update on Bond 2004  Technology and Security Projects Kelly Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services  Diana...
Four Major Elements $40,000,000 Total $6,500,000 Information Systems $14,000,000 District-wide Technology Infrastructure $...
Campus Technology Upgrades <ul><li>Replaced computers and printers at  40 schools  in classrooms, libraries, labs, workroo...
Security Projects <ul><li>Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborated with project team to...
Security Projects <ul><li>Communications System Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-departmental team (Police, Technology, Fac...
District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Network Control Center Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities proj...
District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Defined requirements and participate...
District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Web Portal for Data/Information Access </li></ul><ul><li>Installe...
District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Wide Area Network Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Installed one ne...
District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Wiring/Cabling </li></ul><ul><li>To support implementation of: </...
Information Systems Projects <ul><li>Data Warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Recently posted two professional positions to suppor...
Information Systems Projects <ul><li>Student Information System </li></ul><ul><li>Determine requirements:  2006 </li></ul>...
Technology in Education <ul><li>In Northside ISD, technology is used  appropriately  to: </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate stan...
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Update on Bond 2004 Technology and Security Projects

  1. 1. Update on Bond 2004 Technology and Security Projects Kelly Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services Diana Goering, Executive Director of Information & Infrastructure Services Gerri Collier, Director of Integrated Information Systems John Evans, Director of Acquisitions and Project Management Lori Jones, Director of Integrated Infrastructure Services Jana Knezek, Director of Library and Textbook Services Dr. Laura Reza-Hernandez, Director of Academic Technology Services Karen Short, Director of Technology Training & Development Services February 1, 2006
  2. 2. Four Major Elements $40,000,000 Total $6,500,000 Information Systems $14,000,000 District-wide Technology Infrastructure $7,000,000 School Security $12,500,000 Campus Technology Upgrades Cost Description
  3. 3. Campus Technology Upgrades <ul><li>Replaced computers and printers at 40 schools in classrooms, libraries, labs, workrooms and offices, in accordance with the Technology Bond Standards for Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Replaced Journalism, Photography, Drafting labs at all high schools </li></ul><ul><li>9,821 computers and 4,686 printers deployed </li></ul><ul><li>2,754 older computers re-purposed </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 computers to be upgraded to Windows XP this spring </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development (e.g., CIT, Training on Wheels, eCamp) for teachers, administrators and other campus end-users emphasizes effective use of educational technologies through instructional and operational best practices </li></ul>
  4. 4. Security Projects <ul><li>Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborated with project team to determine District-wide system management and design requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Jay system pilot successfully completed in November; started school in August with video system </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of video system complete at 3 schools: Jay, Stevens and Holmes </li></ul><ul><li>2 schools under construction: Warren and Taft </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining schools in design </li></ul><ul><li>All 10 high schools to be completed by May </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of video system </li></ul>
  5. 5. Security Projects <ul><li>Communications System Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-departmental team (Police, Technology, Facilities) determined specific requirements </li></ul><ul><li>RFP released January 11 for Radio Communications System and Computer-Aided Dispatch Software for Police Department/Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Award to vendor planned for March 28, with installation to begin in April </li></ul>
  6. 6. District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Network Control Center Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities project to upgrade heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and flooring is 95% complete </li></ul><ul><li>Executing phased plan to move equipment into place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved 70 servers in support of upgrade project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-cabled 4,000 ft of copper and 2,000 ft of fiber cabling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reconfigured all network server segments to enhance network traffic flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved connectivity to Gradebook program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Testing new Network Traffic analyzing tool to more effectively manage bandwidth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will optimize access to programs such as UnitedStreaming (instructional digital streaming video-on-demand service) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Defined requirements and participated in all design reviews of the redundant site (NISD Support Services Center) with Facilities for connectivity, power, electrical, security, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identified infrastructure support for disaster recovery; awaiting completion of site renovations for purchase of equipment </li></ul>
  8. 8. District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Web Portal for Data/Information Access </li></ul><ul><li>Installed new Internet circuit to provide 500mb throughput to Internet, new Cisco Pix firewall, and new Internet router, to facilitate improved access to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Connection (for all secondary schools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Testing (TAKS, Algebra EOC, Louisiana GEE, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Gradebook for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RiverDeep Destination Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementing identity management solution as part of the network student file storage project; will lead to “single sign-on” access for District staff </li></ul>
  9. 9. District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Wide Area Network Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Installed one new core switch and created 8 GB Ether channel backbone between core switches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded campuses’ video conferencing capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine requirements for other improvements: 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating “next generation” Gigaman service solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purchase and begin implementation of other improvements: 2007 </li></ul>
  10. 10. District-wide Technology Infrastructure Projects <ul><li>Wiring/Cabling </li></ul><ul><li>To support implementation of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Control Center Upgrade project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus projects that require additional network connectivity </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Information Systems Projects <ul><li>Data Warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Recently posted two professional positions to support the Data Warehouse project (Data Management Services Coordinator, Storage Systems Administrator ) </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed RFPs used to acquire and implement a Data Warehouse from other educational and business entities; incorporating best practices / lessons learned in project plan and draft RFP </li></ul><ul><li>Related Storage Area Network project to implement expanded centralized data file storage equipment and services, including secure network file storage for secondary students, is 50% complete </li></ul>
  12. 12. Information Systems Projects <ul><li>Student Information System </li></ul><ul><li>Determine requirements: 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase and begin implementation: 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Business / HR Information System </li></ul><ul><li>Determine requirements: 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase and begin implementation: 2008 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technology in Education <ul><li>In Northside ISD, technology is used appropriately to: </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate standards-based teaching, learning and assessment so that educators can focus on meeting the needs of each and every student </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student academic performance through relevant and authentic learning experiences in student-centered, inquiry-based classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Develop higher order thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop technological, visual, & information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student motivation, engagement, attitude, and interest in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Address needs of low-performing, at-risk, disabled, and other special populations </li></ul><ul><li>Improve communication, collaboration, and productivity throughout the organization </li></ul>
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