Rural Public School District Relies on PCS to Improve Network Capabilities and Meet Technology Mandates

September 19, 2016

Jefferson County Schools (JCS) is a K-12 public school district in eastern Tennessee. The district relies heavily upon its nine-person IT department to implement and deliver effective digital programs and initiatives to support its 7,500 students and 1,150 employees. With 12 schools and six administrative offices, the IT department must optimize its IT and personnel resources to enable a high-quality education for the students of the district. After the technology department conducted an assessment of each school’s network, they found a plethora of issues, including unmanaged network switches and a poorly configured network; a lack of wireless connectivity and network printing; and an ineffective disaster recovery plan. Due to a lack of financial resources, JCS knew they needed to get the most value out of the network solution they chose. As a result, they chose Extreme Networks to upgrade the network throughout the district. 

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Dramatic improvement in student engagement with mobile device use
  • Educators are now able to focus on education, not the technology
  • Reduced costs associated with managing the network while remaining technologically advanced
  • Increased customer satisfaction with users throughout the district
Technology Needs
  • Reliable wireless connectivity
  • Elimination of network issues causing day-to-day issues
  • Staying ahead of the technology curve without breaking the bank

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