The Paradise Valley Unified School District is fortunate to receive the support of the community through continued renewal of technology overrides and bonds. Coupled with state, federal and competitive grants, information technology investments in the futuresof our students and educators are managed by the Information Technology Department, as directed by a broad-based committee of all stakeholders.
Towards that end, the department has responded with many solutions of services, hardware, networks, systems and software. These specifically include those necessary to implement the goals and strategies of our next five-year plan, COMPASS.
Through this support and direction, the department is leading Arizona and, in many cases internationally, with successful models. Awards include local recognition by Cox as a multi-year finalist and winner of Technology in Education award, to a competitive pilot awarded by Google of nearly 800 Chrome notebooks (one of five school districts in the country) never before deployed, to the first school district in the world on the ultra high-performance network of the National Lambda Rail (Internet v2.0) using Cisco TelePresence as documented in a case study.