Technology Services Overview
Technology Services is an integral component in providing Union County Public Schools' students a 21st-century learning environment that supports various mediums of instruction that meet the district’s idea of a learning environment led by Instruction Powered by Technology.
At Technology Services, our commitment is to maintain a robust infrastructure, end-user devices, services and deliver professional development to stakeholders that is second to none. Our department’s multiple systems create a platform to ensure access to necessary technologies related to learning while providing a safe experience for our students. We have standardization of devices across grades 3-12 and for employees ensures equitable access to professional development and services.
UCPS Partners with Project 10Million
Project 10Million is an initiative aimed at delivering internet connectivity to millions of underserved student households at no cost to them. Project 10Million offers 100GBs/year of free data and free mobile hotspots to eligible students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)--one per household. Schools will need to identify and qualify students as being NSLP-participants. Applications for the National School Lunch Program are available online at https://www.lunchapplication.com/ or by contacting your school’s cafeteria. Approval letters are sent to qualifying students and the letter must be presented to the School Hotspot Administrator to prove eligibility for the Project 10Million program. Schools will then request a hotspot for the eligible student from Technology Services and it will be available for the student to pick up at the school.
UCPS has applied for Emergency Connectivity Funding through USAC to provide devices to students who are not eligible for the Project 10Million program. Funding announcements will be made in September. At this time there are no hotspots available except through Project 10Million. Check back for updates.
Enquirer Journal Article - UCPS Distributes Hot Spots to Students
- Technology Services Help Desk (accessible from any school and/or work location within the UCPS domain)
- Technology Tutorials for Students
- Jay Parker, Chief Technology Officer
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 704-296-3143, ext. 2031
- Fax: 704-296-3147
- 721 Brewer Drive
Monroe, NC 28112