Information Technology Services
We live in a wired world today, and through several IT services for schools Douglas ESD IT department helps our component districts navigate the devices and systems that help students prepare for work and life in the Technology Age. We do that in many ways, including adding or combining with smaller districts to reduce costs and increase buying power.
IT Services for Schools
Douglas ESD provides Internet connectivity to over 60 school sites. As part of the online access, Douglas ESD provides all districts with a content-filtering service compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection, as well as Routing and Domain Name System (DNS) service for all districts. Douglas ESD provides all the server and client licensing for file and print services, as well as Antivirus. Douglas ESD also provides the management for all WiFi access in the county schools. In addition, Douglas ESD provides server provisioning, hosting, and backup services for districts at no cost. VoIP telephone service and support, as well as video conferencing services, are also provided to districts. By aggregating IT services, districts benefit through lower costs and better efficiency. Tapping into our existing infrastructure eliminates the need for districts to build their own. It also offers shared services like Firewall, Internet filtering, Licensing, Email Archiving, and application hosting. Centralized, shared T1 and SIP trunk lines for VoIP provide greater capacity and lower costs.
Site based IT Services
Douglas ESD provides on-site technical expertise to maintain, support, and improve computing infrastructure in local districts. This ensures continuous delivery of online resources and distance education to students and staff. We currently serve six districts this way. The districts benefit by not having to employ a full-time technician. They instead have access to a team of shared IT professionals, enabling districts to receive better quality and superior IT expertise at the school level.
The Douglas ESD delivers digital curriculum to school personnel and students to enhance instruction and student learning through streaming media. This service is available to all districts and provides schools with access to streaming media libraries selected for educational content.