Current Projects

Current projects are guided by the 2008-2013 District Strategic Plan. Click the links below for more information. A current progress report, as well as previous years' reports, are posted on our Technology Management Services page. For more information on current projects, check out our Technology Services News Updates!

  • Technology Services Projects-at-a-Glance
    Provides a high-level view of our current projects and will be updated whenever adjustments are made to projected timelines or new projects are added.

  • Community Notification System
    NISD implemented the first phase of a new Community Notification System (SchoolMessenger) in August 2010, to send voice messages to parents and staff. The second phase, Contact Manager, was implemented in January 2011, which allows parents and staff to receive messages via SMS cell phone texts and e-mail.

  • Data Warehouse
    NISD plans to launch a new Data Warehouse and Administrator Dashboard in the 2011-2012 school year. This new system will put data and information (student, staff, financial, academic, etc.) at administrators' fingertips on the computer. .

  • Google Email
    NISD is moving to Google for email, calendars and more!  Learn more -->

  • Student Information System
    NISD recently selected a new Student Information System (SIS), Sungard eSchoolPLUS. Cutover to the new system is expected in July 2012.

  • Transition to Office 2007/2010 and Windows 7
    Campuses now receive Microsoft Office & Windows 7 with their Campus Technology Bond Deployments. The Office suite of applications includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Publisher. As is often the case, we will have two different versions of this software throughout the District during a multi-year transition period.
    See also: Windows 7 Upgrade Schedule

  • Campus Technology Deployments
    Based upon NISD’s five year replacement cycle for technology hardware, new computers are deployed to campuses all through the year. Funding is provided by the Technology Bond Program.
    See also: Campus-based Technology Projects Website, Technology Bond Deployment Schedule, Technology Bond Standards for New Campuses, Technology Bond Standards for Deployments, Northside ISD Laptop Initiative, TV Standards for New Schools , District Standard Tier 1 Software Loadset
  • Teacher Laptop Initiative
    Northside ISD issues wireless laptops to the faculty of all new schools and at all technology re-deployment schools. These laptops replace the traditional desktop computers and offer the faculty an opportunity to work, communicate and collaborate in new ways with wireless technology. A website with training videos and other helpful resources is available for the staff.

  • Wireless for All Campuses
    Northside ISD is the largest school district in the state to go completely wireless, giving students, teachers, and staff access to the Internet anywhere and any time at all campuses. Internet coverage and NISD network access is available throughout all campuses, including classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and outdoor common areas to support a wide variety of instructional and administrative applications. The installation was complete on November 30, 2008. Read all about it in Northside Schools are Going Wireless (San Antonio Express-News, June 5, 2007). See also: Using Wireless Devices in Northside ISD: What YOU Need to Know!


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