What's New?

What's New?
Posted on 09/04/2018
South Amboy Public Schools was certainly busy this summer when it comes to technology in the classroom.

First, we’ve upgraded the district’s wireless network to accommodate our growing wireless needs. Every classroom received a new access point with faster speeds to allow your children better access to G Suite for Education and other district online resources. With the faster speeds also comes the ability to have more devices connected, making for a better experience throughout the district. This was the second largest technology upgrade for our district since the initial wireless installation over 5 years ago.

A good analogy to describe the update is to think of our students previously accessing our WiFi like driving a car on a single lane local road with a 25 MPH speed limit. The upgrade is like we are driving on the GSP (without all the traffic) - more lanes and a higher speed limit. Big difference.

Second, we purchased 22 Chromebook charging stations to begin to create banks of Chromebooks in our classrooms, encouraging always on and ready technology.

Third, in order to fill these stations, we’ve purchased an additional 250 Chromebooks to replace some aging devices and also add to our growing fleet. This brings our total to almost 1000 Chrome devices used by faculty, staff and students.

I’m extremely excited to share all these improvements with your children and to continue to upgrade our district to meet the growing technology demands.