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How E-rate Funds Digital Transformation: Socorro Independent School District

Texas Schools Create New Network for Learning

Company: Socorro Independent School District
Industry: K-12 Education
Location: El Paso, Texas
School District Size: 46,500 students

Challenge

  • Need to provide technical support to low-income and at-risk students
  • Desire to create an academy focused on specialized student learning
  • Desire to create a 1:1 learning network for incoming freshman students

Solution

  • Use E-rate funding to support digital transformation
  • Updated wireless network foundation to support more devices
  • Designed new wireless infrastructure to increase and expand Internet coverage
  • Deployed more access points to bring new resources to classrooms

Outcomes

  • Improved engagement between teachers and students
  • Granted access to educational materials in otherwise remote locations
  • Expanded academy to 20 additional sites in less than one year

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Our goal is to make sure we have a solid infrastructure in place to support the most promising and essential educational programs within our district.

Hector Reyna, Chief Technology Officer, Socorro Independent School District.