Deb Rand, CEO of US Connect, addresses the gathering as LivCom General Manager, Jeff Wolfe, looks on.
HIGH TECH. RESOURCES
LISD Takes Advantage of Internet/WiFi for Vast Educational Resources for Its Students, LIVINGSTON, May 1, 2019 - At 10 am on May 1, 2019, representatives with Livingston Independent School District (LISD), LivCom, and CMS (amongst other tech. gurus) gathered at Matthews Park in Livingston to have a ceremonial ribbon cutting. LivCom General Manager, Jeff Wolfe, happily presided over the event to officially recognize and make public LISD's use of technology for it's students. To be more specific, every student from 4th grade and up in LISD is issued a Chrome Notebook (a laptop computer) to use for their studies. The issuance of the notebooks is in keeping with today's vast information resources that's available online. Don't worry, the tech. guys have the notebooks and WiFi buttoned down tight for content control. While text books will always be around, the notebooks greatly reduce the number of textbooks that students have to lug around (while offering more resources and information than a textbook). Mike Wallace, LISD IT Manager, and Derek Bell, President of CMS Technologies, are seeing to it that the communication signal in the Livingston and Polk County is constantly refined and expanding. "There's lots of students who come from families that are financially not able to afford WiFi at home, and we're working to make WiFi expand to all the LISD homes", said Ben Ogletree who is a LISD board member. With the notebooks, students will be able to instant message each other and have study sessions electronically. "In September we'll be issuing a map of all the places where signal is available to the students" said LISD IT Manager, Mike Wallace. LivCom General Manager, Jeff Wolfe, was excited that LivCom is doing its part to help the community in something so important as public education.
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Livingston Mayor, Judy Cochran, cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the small but important gathering.
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