The Information and Technology Services department (ITS) provides, supports, and maintains highly effective technology systems that support teaching and learning in the classroom and the business operations of Dallas ISD.
ITS is composed of five major groups: Network Services, Management Information Systems, Campus and Administrative Support, IT Service Desk, and Desktop Services.
Among other important Department Highlights, ITS deployed and currently manages a state of the art 300 route mile fiber network connecting all 270 campuses and support buildings. This high-speed network, which includes over 23,000 Wireless Access Points, is the foundation on which ITS offers unparalleled and innovative IT tools and services to students, educators, parents, administrators, and staff, while saving the District $6 million a year in network-related fees and maintenance over the previous network.
The District's robust broadband and wireless system is also driving increases in the Internet connections, which are at 10GB today and capable of expanding to 100GB as needed. A significant increase in wireless and broadband capacity at Dallas ISD has connected students and teachers with new ways to learn now and for years to come. Currently, there over 50,000 Wi-Fi connected devices across the District at any given time, and this number is growing everyday and is expected to continue on a steep slope for the foreseeable future.
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By providing the technological infrastructure, we improve the technology literacy of our students which in turn provides them with the tools needed for the workplace and in their future studies. State-of-the-art technology enables teachers to enhance teaching and learning capacities and capabilities, improving student achievement.