Office of Technology
Mike Brehm - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustin Franckey - email@example.com
Paxton, IL 60957
Located in PBLJH
Voice 217-379-3314 Ext. 606
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Paxton-Buckley-Loda Technology Vision Statement
students, teachers, staff, and community will have access to information through
a state-of-the-art technology system to support learning for the purpose of improving
levels of achievement as prescribed through District goals, objectives/outcomes
This office coordinates the
ongoing development of technology throughout the school district, guided
by a newly formed technology committee and board policies and practices.
It provides technical assistance to all faculty and staff in the district
and works with local agencies to ensure the widest use of services available
for the students, faculty, staff, and community.
and Acceptable Use
The entire network is protected
and filtered to screen unacceptable websites and content, as directed
through CIPA and COPPA laws.. The district maintains an acceptable
use policy that governs all faculty, staff, and students, as
well as an acceptable use of district
e-mail policy and web
Equipment and Facilities
The PBL Office of Technology
works with a local ISP as well as the Illinois Century Network to provide
Internet access for each of the districts 4 attendance centers. Each
building and all classrooms are wired and have wireless access available,
so that district workstations, tablets, and laptops are connected to
the Internet and for file and print sharing purposes. All classrooms
are also cable TV ready. Wireless is available in each attendance center
along with networked copiers and laser printers. Each teacher in the
district is provided their own workstation and/or laptop, along with
access to other peripherals. Students have access to technology from
district wide computer labs (both fixed and portable), as well as other
portable devices. All equipment is maintained and updated to sustain
a level of reliability that meets today’s standards.
The district uses Skyward
as its student information system, Google Apps for Education (for email,
file sharing, data storage, and other applications), Filemaker for IEPs,
Meru for wireless access, Ubiquiti wireless for connectivity between
buildings, Milestone Surveillance System, and many other systems and
applications. Classrooms include projectors and combinations of Promethean
Boards and/or Doc Cams available for daily use. All labs are vitualized
and are continuously updated.
The district is in the midst
of studying a 1 to 1 initiative and has upgraded its infrastructure
in the last 12 monthes in order to prepare for it. (updated October,