Debasis Gupta – Management Information System Specialist
The IT department of the Jersey City Public Schools district has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of the core business components, student information systems and central operation of the computer network that supports the entire school district. This department works as a backbone to district Information systems and connects to all schools to establish a central database. We bring experience and professionalism to the district business operation and functionalities.
The motto of the IT department is to provide the schools with a reliable state-of-art network, computing resources, and information technology services.
Web Application Development
The department develops, implements, and maintains web-based BPM solutions, Payroll & HR Software (Systems 3000), Student Information Systems (Infinite Campus), Student Incident report systems and other cloud-based applications for the district.
The Network Administrators support the physical components of the LAN/WAN network, District-wide e-mail system, central office, and school servers, as well as desktop, laptop, and other portable devices, this includes both hardware, software IOS, and programs and Internet connectivity systems (routers, switches and wireless access points). Another task is monitoring both the security and connectivity of the network infrastructure for potential circuit failures, hardware or software component failures and system software upgrades. There are several products deployed and supported in the district to ensure both security and productivity while enabling the Board of Education and school staff to use technology with confidence. Some of these solutions are Google Suite, Sophos Enterprise Anti-Virus Endpoint and Server protection, and Websense Web Security for safe Internet browsing All active staff members are provided with a network ID for access to server secure content and an e-mail account so they can receive emergency notices or updates as well as communicate with other staff members.
In October 2018, Business technology department, finished the migration of all our Schools WAN circuits from Verizon to Comcast, saving the District thousands of dollars with the new contract.
Communication & Students
The department is responsible for supporting district-wide Gmail, Google Classroom, G-suite, Printing Services, and other education technology services.
Data & NJ DOE Reporting
This department is also responsible for collecting and reporting the data required by the State of New Jersey to be in compliance with the laws that govern educational funding for Local Education Administrations. We, therefore, support data warehouses for student data and staff data that was used to create the reports e.g., ASSA. However, all of this data is now being processed through weekly uploads to NJ SMART. NJ SMART is constantly expanding its ownership of data that was previously processed manually or via offline reports.
This department supports several Curriculum software for the district like Clever, Performance Matters, and Achieve 3000.
Help Desk Operation
The Help Desk function supports over thirty-nine school buildings that have computer equipment, copiers, scanners, and Smart Boards, Promethean Boards handheld devices and smart devices. The hours of the Help Desk are from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday. We not only troubleshoot problems but also provide technical support for the Board of Education meetings or other high profile events.
Our goal is to continue to move towards transforming the Jersey City School District into the most efficiently and effectively run business entity within New Jersey by utilizing the latest technological innovations available.
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