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Parsons District Schools USD 503

Parsons District Schools USD 503
Industry: Education
Country: United States
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Parsons District Schools USD 503 is located in Southeast Kansas and has a diverse ethnic and economic K-12 population of over 1300 students. There are three elementary grade level schools, one middle school and one high school in the district. The school now benefits from a secure and reliable online learning environment, delivered cost-effectively within their budget.




Challenges

  • Limited staff (2 IT staff for 1300+ students) meant the new network had to be flexible and reliable
  • Needed more functional, higher capacity network, as well as better network management
  • The solution needed to support a future 1:1 initiative (one mobile device per student) or a BYOD initiative (bring your own device)

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Benefits

Technical:

  • The new solution provides sufficient wired and wireless capacity to meet the planned initiative, and unified management simplifies system maintenance and administration
  • The new 802.11n network meets the enhanced mobility, and high bandwidth applications on all devices

Financial:

  • The solution was deployed in stages to capture funding over two fiscal years, deployment flexibility allowed students to benefit from the enhanced technology sooner than would otherwise have been possible

User experience:

  • Students and staff can rely on safe and secure internet access experience without impeding learning
  • Guests benefit from easy access to filtered Internet services

"Twotrees and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise have been our trusted partners for many years. Their commitment to delivering what is needed for the modern learning environment is clear; great technology and great service at a fair price."

— Paul Langford, Director of Technology, Parsons District Schools USD 503