IR History

  • Information Resources was one of the first Computer Departments in a K-12 environment in the United States.

    In March, 1982, the School Board established a department dedicated to the support of district administrative computing activities. The department officially began operating district-owned computer equipment on July 1, 1983. During the ensuing years, the department has evolved into a comprehensive organization that today is providing a variety of support services to members of the school district family.

    From its inception, the department had five main purposes:

    • To provide equal access to computing services for schools and departments within the district,
    • To exchange information rapidly and effectively within the school district,
    • To assist teachers and administrators in recordkeeping and information reporting activities,
    • To provide and support a variety of automated services to the user community, and
    • To budget centrally the costs for district-wide administrative data processing services.