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PBL Office of Technology


Technology Coordinator

Paxton, IL 60957
Located in PBLJH
Voice 217-379-3314 Ext. 606
FAX 217-379-2862


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Spyware Protection
Virus Protection
Firewall
Computer Cleaner
Desktop Publishing
Internet Content Filter
Office Suite
Image Editing
Anti Malware
Various Freeware
How To Fix Things
Microsoft Security Essentials

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Paxton-Buckley-Loda Technology Vision Statement

All 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 and expectations.

Office Purpose

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.

Internet Filtering 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 that governs all faculty, staff, and students, as well as an and web publishing guildlines.

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, 2014)