The Technology Department for Forsyth County Schools is divided into three specific areas:
Forsyth County Schools Technology Services Department plans, implements, and supports all of the school district’s technology initiatives and infrastructure. It supports firewalls, servers, access points, laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, and innovative technologies.
School-based Instructional Technology Staff (ITS and Media Specialist): Each school is assigned an instructional technology support team which includes an Instructional Technology Specialist and a Media Specialist. Both have experience using a wide variety software and hardware as a classroom teacher and in preparing and conducting technology-related professional learning classes. This team is innovative in the way they integrate technology to enhance the educational process. Both members of the team are leaders in the building and in the district. The school-based Instructional Technology Team serve as the conduit for planning, communicating and achieving district initiatives and often serve as a member of the school’s leadership team. The instructional technology department is involved in the selection of the school-based staff, initial training, ongoing professional development and evaluation.
The purpose of the Information Systems office is the implementation and maintenance of information systems to support the data and information needs of the school system; adhering to all state and federal confidentiality and reporting requirements and including the application of legal retention requirements and document disposal.