The Division of Technology Services provides daily hardware and software support for one of the largest wide area networks in the state of Louisiana with 98 instructional and administrative sites. The IT Department supports 41K+ students and 6K+ employees with the 4 cornerstones of the district’s strategic plan in mind: Academic Achievement, Exemplary Customer Service, Operational Excellence and Employee Development. With over 20,000 computers, 35,000 Chromebooks, 400+ servers, and thousands of network electronic devices all connecting through our district’s 10GB backbone, this network and IT staff provide the technological highway upon which the district’s instructional, business, and communication systems flow.
Director of Instructional Technology Dr. Sahara Haney
Director of Management Information Systems Al Coogan
Director of Networks & Operations Jeffery Harrison
Director of Technology Resources Terrica Jamison
-All learners – regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, school setting, learning style, or special needs – and educators benefit from technology-rich environments that support 21st century learning
-All learners, educators, and employees benefit from training, delivered face-to-face and/or online which support efficient and effective use of technology systems, programs, and tools
-All levels of leadership benefit from training that increases their capacity to support educators’ application of 21st Century Literacy skills in the classroom
-All learners and educators benefit from access to a curriculum that incorporates technology-rich, rigorous, learning activities that advance economic learning and support acquisition of 21st Century learning skills
-All stakeholders benefit from advances in student achievement obtained through professional development support that include distance learning courses and other online, collaborative opportunities
-All stakeholders benefit from advances in achievement in technological skills acquired in technology-rich learning environments supported by sufficient funding
-All decisions related to the acquisition of technology systems and programs are based on sound instructional curriculum, student needs and system goals, and not the availability
-All learners and students benefit from access to rich online educational content that interconnects to support the EBRPSS Curriculum
This plan presents the District’s vision and overarching goal for technology in the learning environment and steps necessary to put the plan into action. Moving the plan from vision to reality requires strong leadership to make critical, informed decisions based on systematic and comprehensive research and study, applying strategic thinking and planning processes to ensure decisions are aligned with the district’s vision, mission, and goals, and that the implementation is both smooth and timely. Additionally, support from internal and external stakeholders – district and school leaders, teachers and other employees, parents, business and community leaders and community members is vital to the success of this vision.