As part of the district’s strategy for upgrading and modernizing technology infrastructure to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, the Division of Information Technology (DIT) will be replacing the aging network cabling associated with Wireless LAN in NBOE schools and offices. As part of this Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funded initiative, DIT will be installing over 4,000 new Category 6A cables in schools across the district that will facilitate the upgrade of the Wireless LAN to Wi-Fi 6.
This project is currently underway and the cabling teams have been actively working after school hours to replace the aging network cabling in classrooms and other instructional spaces throughout the district. The work has been completed at the following schools: Lincoln Elementary, Rafael Hernandez, Wilson Avenue, Oliver Street, East Side, and Hawkins Street. Thereafter, the teams will shift to Roberto Clemente, Quitman Street, Louise A. Spencer, and Barringer High School. A full installation schedule for all schools will be provided to schools in future emails. DIT will audit every installation to ensure compliance with district standards and federal funding requirements.
This project is part of a multi-phase initiative aimed at the upgrade and future proofing of the district's Wireless LAN infrastructure that will provide ample Wi-Fi bandwidth in NBOE schools for the years ahead. The upgrade plan outlines all phases of the project including the expected completion date, funding sources as well as the timeline for future upgrades for each phase. The district has completed phases 1 and 2 and is currently in phases 3 and 4 of the project simultaneously. Phase 5 is projected to commence in the 2023-2024 school year.