Bring Your Own Device

Timeline of Events

In the spring of 2011 the Administration and Board of Directors revised and adopted updated versions of Board Policy 237 - Electronic and Personal Communication Devices and Policy 815 - Acceptable Use of Internet, Computer, and Network Resources.

During the budget planning process for the 2011-2012 school year, the Technology & Media Services Department did an extensive review of hardware and software solutions that would provide the physical infrastructure to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. Technology & Media Services also devised a comprehensive plan that would provide safe, secure access for staff and students.

During the spring of 2011, teachers participated in a technology survey. The results helped lay the foundation for BYOD and other strategic planning for technology.

In the summer of 2011, the Technology & Media Services Department performed a massive infrastructure upgrade replacing the entire wireless network and upgrading portions of the wired network at both high schools.  

At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, students participated in a technology survey designed to determine what applications are used most frequently in the classroom and which devices students would most likely have access to.

During the fall of 2011, online Q & A sessions were held with the high school staff to prepare for implementation of Bring Your Own Device.

Starting in the fall of 2011 and continuing through the winter of 2012, the required network architecture changes were finalized and tested prior to turning on the high school WiFi networks needed to support BYOD.

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