At its September 14, 2021 regular board meeting, the Board of Education adopted the following resolution declaring September 20-24 as IT Professionals Appreciation Week:
Lakeville Area Schools recognizes September 20-24, 2021 as IT Professionals Appreciation Week. IT professionals play an integral role in ensuring the functionality, safety and security of technology in the 21st century classroom. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential staff.
Whereas, Lakeville Area Schools has 11 DSC-IT staff, 14 IT staff in LAS buildings and 6 Data and Information Systems staff;
Whereas, IT Professionals manage the nearly 20,000 devices in our district that students and staff depend on daily including: 13,010 iPads, 2,100 computers, 650 projectors, 650 Apple TVs, 950 telephones and 817 wireless access points;
Whereas, IT Professionals manage and ensure the safety and security of our network, servers and infrastructure and follow practices that keep children safe online in education;
Whereas, IT Professionals provide technical support to staff and students across our district including, but not limited to: classroom audio/visual, account set up and maintenance, mobile device and phone management, and hardware/software licensing;
Therefore, let it be resolved: The Board of Education hereby extends its appreciation to all Lakeville Area Schools IT professionals for supporting the education of our students and staff, and declares September 20-24, 2021 to be IT Professionals Appreciation Week in Lakeville Area Schools.