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Technology Infrastructure Update
Technology Infrastructure Update
Tom Mulligan
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Arcola School Board recently approved a $37,000 project for Quality Network Solutions (QNS) to install 20 new and replace 55 current access points throughout the district.  Late last year, the board had approved the purchase of all new technology devices for the students in Grades K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year.  The students in grades K-6 upgraded from an iPad 2 or 4 device to the newly released iPad 6 device.  The students in grade 7-12 upgraded from an iPad 4 to a 10.5” iPad Pro Device that will also include an iPad Pencil along with a Logitech Slim Case and Keyboard combination.  Due to the increased capabilities of the devices and the increased use because of the new devices, the network has been somewhat sluggish. After working through several solutions, the district decided the only way to completely fix the problem was to do a complete upgrade on our WIFI equipment.  This is another great example of the Arcola School Board supporting the innovative use of technology by students and staff.