Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wireless Upgrades Approved

IT knows that most of the existing BVSD wireless environment does not reliably meet the needs of our schools. This is a challenge we've been working to resolve for some time.

That’s why I’m pleased to announce that on Tuesday night (5/28/13), the Board of Education approved the upgrade of wireless technology at all high schools, middle schools, and K-8s this calendar year; elementary schools will receive supplementary wireless equipment.

High Schools, Middle Schools, and K-8s
All high schools and many, if not all, middle schools and K-8s will be updated over this summer. Those schools not updated over the summer will be completed by the end of the 2013 calendar year. The new wireless system will allow approximately two simultaneous devices per user.  

Elementary Schools
As a temporary fix, the equipment pulled from the highs, middles, and K-8s will be offered to supplement the existing wireless systems at elementary schools. In the meantime, I will continue to work to find funding for a long-term fix.

I’m excited to see how the improved wireless technology will transform the learning environment for BVSD students, especially by opening the door to 1:1 and BYOD initiatives. 

What excites you about the upcoming wireless upgrades? Please chime in with your comments below.


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