DCPS Projects – 1999

With the schools all wired and connected, it is time to take the district to the next level in wide-area networking. On January 21, 1999, we demonstrated a very rudimentary example of one of the capabilities of our high-speed fiber based wide-area network, a video conference. The equipment we are using to create the videoconference existed in the district before we had wide area fiber connections at any of the schools. We used 2 233mhz computers with video capture cards that were previously used to create the slide shows that ran on Channel 54 for 9 months. These computers didn’t have any of the special video or audio compression cards normally used to send video over a network. The equipment used to “light up” the fiber for this pilot project was all purchased this year from money set aside for wide area network maintenance and upgrades.
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DCPS Projects – 1994

The Daviess County Public Schools is currently involved in several projects concerning technology. We are wiring all schools for voice and data, we are piloting some wide area connections between schools and administrative offices and we are increasing the number of computers available to our students and faculty.

We have also started a program to involve students in the implementation and maintenance of technology in the schools, the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP). Currently we have one student in the program, Andy Beal, a graduate at DCHS. Andy is involved with almost all as
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