The Technology Department is responsible for district network, hardware, software, and help desk services. The Technology Department works closely with the Curriculum and Instruction Department to support student learning through the effective use of technology.
The Technology Department members support all desktop and portable devices, servers, and all district network user and email accounts. We also support peripherals including telephones, printers, and classrooms that are equipped with instructional technology including interactive white boards, voice amplification, projectors, and student devices.
Ensuring Safe Technology
Technology is continuing to change society and the educational system. As more technology is introduced as a standard in the classroom, ensuring the safe use of technology has become a priority. To ensure our student’s safety online, the Franklin Local School District has integrated a new district-wide web filter that enables real time detection which alerts administrators of cyberbullying and declarations of self-harm at home or at school. The web filter also monitors search history, browsing history, and YouTube to prevent inappropriate material.
To further ensure student safety online, the Franklin Local School District educates students in regards to safety on the Internet, appropriate behavior while on online on social networking web sites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.