East Orange School District

Technology

Our society today relies on technology, whether it be e-mail and Internet access, the latest learning tools, or simply computer access for all students. The Technology Department at East Orange School District works every day to ensure the technology side of teaching and learning is meeting the needs of our students and staff members.

Mission of Technology

The Department of Technology for the East Orange School District maintains and works with staff and students by giving them the latest access to technology in keeping with the district’s technology plan but also keeping with the district’s Internet use policy. Staff from the Technology Department works very closely with our schools and administrative staff members to help them identify hardware and software that meets the needs of the schools as well as central office staff.

We aim to bring authentic instruction to the learner, foster collaboration, and empower teachers to motivate and prepare learners for a complex 21st century society. Perhaps more importantly, our classrooms provide a vital connection between school and the digital lives of our students.

Vision and Goals

The vision and goals of the Technology Department are best understood by reviewing the district's Three Year Technology Plan located in the sidebar of this page. In addition, we maintain to:

  • Provide, maintain, and support hardware and software
  • Maintain and provide access to mission-critical data within a secure environment
  • Provide documentation, education, and training for the East Orange School District
  • Provide effective technology support for audio/visual, computer, multimedia, voice, video, and web based applications and services
  • Provide fast and reliable access to all information systems
  • Attract students who aspire to excel
  • Provide a foundation and opportunity for life-long learning and adaptation to a changing world

Environment

Learning environments can make or break a learning experience. To this end, we ensure that all students have adequate access to technology in a safe, helpful environment. We will:

  • Ensure that every student has an opportunity to learn the technology skills that will enhance learning in today’s educational environment and will continue success in higher education and on into the work force
  • Continue to improve the technology infrastructure in the district and upgrade the infrastructure as necessary
  • Communicate homework, lesson plans, and parent involvement

Data and Privacy

Protecting the privacy of student educational records is a top priority as New Jersey continues its testing program with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The New Jersey Department of Education and the school districts across the state have always protected – and will continue to protect – all student data.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 6A:32-7.1 et seq. protects the privacy of all student information.  FERPA requires that local and state education agencies protect the privacy of personally identifiable information about a student and strictly control access to a student's educational record. Unless there is written consent from a parent or an adult student or a valid court order, FERPA prohibits the release of education records to anyone other than authorized district personnel, state officials, or others with legitimate educational interests that necessitate access to the student data.

Here are some data security resources for your convenience:

Technology Department

Vaughn Miller
Senior Network Manager
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Curtis Frazier
Network Manager
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Dion Bailey
Senior Technician
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Bernice McCray
Help Desk Specialist
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Joi Mackey
Social Media Consultant
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Colin McDonald
Technician
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Joshua Cressfield
Technician
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Bryan Jones
Technician
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Virgilio Verendia
Technician
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Desmond Sturdivant
Technician
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Joseph Green
Technician
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