New Hampshire's largest district installing Wi-Fi

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Manchester, New Hampshire's school technology director said that by the start of the next school year, students and staff should see a new Wi-Fi network in place at all campuses across the district, as well as an upgrade to the school library system.

The improvements, and others targeted to take place early next year, are possible following a vote by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week to give final authorization for a $2.8 million bond to fund technology and security upgrades in the schools. In addition to new computers, the bond will pay for teacher training and new telephone and intercom systems at the schools, which police and school officials have categorized as a safety priority.

Manchester School I.T. Director Jeff DeLangie is expected to give an update on initiatives throughout the district at the Information Technology Committee meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. He will update committee members on what initiatives will be implemented first, and the reasons behind the rankings.

"I'm confident by next September we will have upgrades made to the school library systems, and a WiFi network in all schools," he said. "We might be able to begin work on the phone and intercom system too."

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