In District 109, we are always striving to make technology more transparent, ubiquitous, reliable, and relevant. Our goal is to find ways to use technology as a tool to enhance the educational and business functions of our district without gratuitously using high-tech solutions when traditional applications are more appropriate.
Our technology staff includes one Building Technology Coordinator in each school, and an Applications Teacher in each of the middle schools. The Building Technology Coordinators are full-time computer teachers dedicated to the front-line support of the people who use technology in our schools. Applications teachers train our students to use our core software and technologies so that students may leverage that power to obtain a more meaningful and relevant education.
Our network is primarily based on the Windows XP operating system although we also support UNIX and Macintosh when it is appropriate to do so. All of our buildings are fully wired for 100 Mb switched Ethernet, and our wide area network connects each site to the Net56 data center and the Internet via fiber optics.
We enjoy a long-term partnership with Net56, a company that offers a wide range of services from data center outsourcing with ASP support to web development and hosting with ISP support. We have entirely migrated our network infrastructure to the data center at Net56, and we have implemented Thin-Client (Microsoft Terminal Server) access to those services.
The technology staff is pleased to serve our students and their families in whatever way we can, and we are always happy to receive your questions, comments, or suggestions.