York County School Division Strategic Plan

Goal 2: Engagement & Rigor


Objective: Digital Resources


  • The Division will increase student and staff access to digital resources from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Performance benchmarks will relate to the ratio of digital devices per student/faculty member, the wireless and wired networks, bandwidth, storage capacity, and the overall technology infrastructure.

The following steps have been taken to increase access to digital resources by students and staff.

Desktop Computers

  • Upgraded nearly all YCSD computers to Windows 7
  • Purchased and installed 1,225 Window 7 compatible replacement student computers
  • Installed additional computers with DoDEA MCASP Grant funds:
    • 1044 iPads
    • 72 computers

Internet

  • Upgraded Internet circuit from 50 MB to 300 MB in September 2012
  • Replaced firewall and content filter with new, next generation, Palo Alto Networks firewall and filter

Network Infrastructure

  • Replaced end-of-life network switches at SBO with Extreme Networks chassis-based core switches
  • Replaced end-of-life network switches with new Extreme Networks switches at GMS, QLM, TMS, YMS, BME, DES, MES, SES, WMES and YES. Networks switches at the high schools were previously upgraded and network switches at CES, GBE and TES are scheduled replacement during FY14

Virtualization

  • Implemented Citrix's Storefront technology to improve ability to deliver applications
  • Deployed 6 Dell servers in support of the virtualization of Adobe CS5 for secondary schools

Wireless Network

  • Piloting new technologies to upgrade the wireless network from Extreme, Enterasys, Aruba and Meru for replacement in spring 2014
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