Overview of Technology in Harrisburg Schools
Harrisburg CUSD #3 owns our own Fiber Optic backbone underground from school to school to provide a WAN (Wide Area Network) for our school district. This Fiber Optic backbone allows for all of the district’s attendance centers and the central office to be connected internally for internet service, automated library system, our telephone system and our distance-learning lab. The development of the WAN was a major objective within the District’s Technology Plan and provides the basic infrastructure to expand educational services to students and staff as well as support efficient management practices.
Currently in Harrisburg we have 5 buildings with a WAN (Wide Area Network) which are connected to Internet through ICN (Illinois State Board of Education. The 5 buildings are connected by Fiber Optics which runs underground from building to building to form our WAN (wide area network). Our internet, automated library system and telephone system all operate over this WAN.
Technology aides are employed in each elementary school and the middle school to help assist teachers in integrating technology lessons into their curriculum. With the help of these aides, all of our students are becoming more technology literate.