Technology Services staff members have completed an enormous undertaking over the summer in preparation for the new school year. Desktop support engineers have prepared the district’s 35,000 student Chromebook devices two weeks before students on the traditional calendar return to school.
Technology Services team members will once again collect student devices prior to the end of the school year. A suggested plan has been given to schools to incorporate into their collection procedure. It is a requirement that students return both their Chromebook and charger to the school-based engineer in their building.
UCPS will be moving to a new self-service password system called iForgot. This new system will allow all employees to reset and retrieve their own password with pre-determined security questions in the event they forget their password or believe it may have been compromised.
Throughout the winter months the Technology Depot has been buzzing with depot employees and school-based engineers assisting in the repair of student chromebooks. As a recipient of the Lenovo Self-Maintainer Award bestowed upon the district, many repairs can be completed within UCPS as opposed to being sent away for repair.
Belk announced the winners of its 2015 Belk Bowl Innovation Lab contest, which gives local schools the opportunity to remodel their current media center to create a welcoming, innovative learning space and improve reading efforts.