What is a Network Manager?
As Network Manager it is my responsibility to ensure our staff,
students, and parents have reliable access to the centralized servers and
storage, Internet web sites, network printers, and other technological
resources needed to support modern classrooms.
I am available to meet with site personnel to discuss wireless issues,
telecommunications & networking needs, equipment compatibility, and
I also contribute both design and content to our
DCC web site which we hope
is a valuable technology resource for our district and the Internet community.
The Schools & Libraries
Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
is the agency the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has entrusted with
the responsibility of disbursing federal "E-Rate" technology funds to
public libraries and schools. If we wish to receive our share of those
funds, the SLD requires we comply with the
Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to prevent obscene,
pornographic, and harmful Internet content from reaching our computers.
As administrator of our district Internet filtering system and
as a member of our district E-Rate team, I attempt to balance
the legislative and administrative concerns (protection & privacy)
for our educational environment
with the libertarian rights (free speech & freedom of information)
guaranteed the citizens of our democratic society.