Since becoming the Director, he has been most satisfied with his efforts of obtaining more tech devices and building-out the district’s wireless network. Currently, the district has more than 6,000 PCs, 2,000 iPads, and 2,000 Chromebooks. This year, they began their multi-year, one-to-one initiative: issuing a chromebook to rising sixth graders.
To use all of these devices, however, they needed a functioning, wireless network. “The successful build-out of the wireless network has been, at the same time, one of the most challenging and most rewarding accomplishments,” delighted Jim.
Teachers motivate Jim to keep up with EdTech. The technology standards are set higher and higher every year. He described, “Teachers expect the technology, and we must deliver.”