The Upper Perkiomen School District is committed to the effective use of technology to support student achievement. The Technology Department supports an environment in which students have equitable access to information, tools, and applications to engage in meaningful learning.
The Technology Department supports all aspects of information technology, including Internet connectivity, wireless networking, various databases and servers, the phone system, and the software and devices used every day. UPSD has over 3,000 devices connected to the network, which all require maintenance and support. In addition, each classroom has a projector and interactive whiteboard. Some of the applications which the Technology Department supports include Skyward Student Information System, Skyward Business System, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Chrome OS, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Apple iOS, as well as many different cloud applications.
To support the growing use of technology in the classrooms and support functions, in 2015 the UPSD Board authorized a major infrastructure upgrade of the District's network and servers. During the 2015/2016 school year, the Technology Department, along with outside consultants, replaced all of the network switches that provide connectivity and all of the servers and storage that host applications and data. Now, the department has turned its attention to upgrading wireless, the phone system, and increasing Internet bandwidth. The pace of technology growth and innovation continues to accelerate, and the Technology Department is ensuring UPSD is positioned to leverage technology for success.