• Technology

    Lawrence Public School's Technology Services Department provides students, staff, administration and parents/guardians with state of the art technology and professional development to successfully integrate technology in all areas of teaching, learning and administration of the District.

  • Upcoming IT Projects:

  • Teacher iPad Refresh

    Posted by Isaiah Hite on 2/8/2024 1:00:00 PM

    Faculty Members,

    We are pleased to announce the upgrade of all teacher iPads to the latest iPad 9 models. This enhancement signifies our commitment to fostering excellence in education and ensuring that our educators have access to the most cutting-edge tools available.

    During this transition, we recognize that you may have questions or require assistance. Rest assured, your building's dedicated support technician is available to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Whether you need assistance with iCloud backup or have other technical inquiries, we are here to ensure a seamless transition.

    This transition is mandatory, and we ask that you please have your iPad backed up to iCloud if possible. Thank you for your understanding!

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  • Recent IT Projects:

  • Elementary iPad Refresh

    Posted by Isaiah Hite on 12/11/2023 11:00:00 AM

    We're thrilled to share some fantastic news – our elementary iPad upgrade is now complete! Our tech team has worked hard to replace the old iPads with the shiny new iPad 9s, and all our students from kindergarten to fifth grade now have the latest tech in their hands.

    If you have any questions or need help with the new iPads, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can find our contact info under "Help Desk" on the right.

    Thanks for your support, and here's to a great new era of learning with our upgraded devices!

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  • USD497 Wide area network

    Posted by Isaiah Hite on 8/3/2023 11:00:00 AM

    It's an exciting moment for Lawrence Public Schools! We hosted a ribbon-cutting to officially launch our private fiber Wide Area Network (WAN). This project will enable us to better serve the technology needs of our school community and produce an estimated $3 million in savings in our General Fund during the life of the contract. The General Fund supports staff salaries and student educational resources.

    The private fiber network project expands the district's broadband capacity and improves the reliability and security of our network. We previously had 19 1-gigabyte circuits, 3 2-Gig circuits, and 3 10-Gig circuits. The WANRack project brings us 40-Gig service within the first four years with plans to grow to 100-Gig capacity. "Our plan is to start developing a 5G LTE network," said Vignery of a second phase of the project to provide internet connectivity to school families, helping to bridge the digital divide.

    Thank you to everyone who played a part in this historic moment for the future of Lawrence Public Schools! Keeping our scholars at the forefront, LHS Marching Band field conductors Lauren Seybold, Elise Rathmel, and Morgan Moeckly joined us to cut the ribbon.

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    David Vignery

    Director, Technology