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District Infrastructure

The District has 17 buildings, all of which have fiber providing connections back to the Primary (Board Office) and backup Site (Shore Middle School). This is a hub and spoke architecture using a combination of Private and AT&T Leased fiber. NeoNet serves as the District’s ITC providing a 10Gb internet Connection. All buildings Core switches were upgraded Summer 2018 and access layer switches were upgraded summer 2019. All district buildings have Aruba Networks Wireless Access points that were upgraded during the summer of 2019 to the latest 802.11ax standard.

 
Building Access Points
Board Office 10
Service Building 7
MHS 181
Memorial 73
Shore 74
Ridge 60
Bellflower 19
Hopkins 38
Fairfax 28
Lake 18
Morton 30
Orchard 30
CARES 18
Paradigm 11
MHS Stadium 10
Garfield 13
TOTAL 620

Cabling - As classrooms are being renovated at the elementary level we are upgrading the classroom projectors and replacing VGA cabling with HDMI.   During the 2020-2021 school year, all Art and 2nd grade classrooms will also have new projectors and HDMI cabling installed.  All MS classrooms were completed from 2017-2019 with updated projectors and HDMI cabling while SMART Boards were removed and new whiteboards were added to each classroom.  As Part of the Straight A grant the district received in 2015 all High School classrooms were renovated including new Classrooms Tv’s, Projectors and HDMI cabling.

Student Devices- The useful service life of a typical device is approximately four to six years. The District’s inventory of computers may turn over every five to six years. Kindergarten through second grade receive an iPad. Third through fifth grade receive a Chromebook. Middle School students receive a new iPad when they enter 6th grade and will keep these devices throughout 8th grade. High School students receive a new MacBook when entering 9th grade and will keep these devices throughout 12th Grade.

Staff Devices- All certified teaching staff receive a MacBook and iPad. These devices are planned for replacement every 5 years. All support staff on PC desktops are planned for replacement every 5 years.