SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Technology Director for South Kingstown Schools wants to make South Kingstown a world class school district by bringing in innovative technology to help students learn and teachers educate.
At Tuesday night’s school committee work session, technology director Douglas Snow said the school district has come far in its technological capacity and can go even further.
From 2001 to 2011, Snow said there were 500 mismatched computers to 1,600 Dell computers, but now there is standardization throughout the district. At first there was 10 separate domains, but now there is one district network domain. The phone system has also improved. Initially, the school district used a 40 year old 200 Analog phone system, but now have since used a Cisco VolP phone system. The phone bill decreased from $12,000 per month to $4,000 a month.
“We’ve gone from one of the worst in the state to a forerunner in technology,” Snow said.
To keep South Kingstown as the forerunner in technology, Snow said to the school committee that he hopes the school district could have one network, where students and faculty can log in to from the school building or from their homes using either their laptop, smart phone or gaming system like Xbox.
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