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Welcome to the Network Operations Department

Welcome to the Network Operations Department

The main focus is to assist schools in the administration and maintenance of their school networks.

Services Offered:

  • Planning & Design - network personnel help plan, design, and implement infrastructure from wire to wireless, iPad, or laptops, servers and more.
  • Internet Access - provides coordination and support for our school's direct connection to an internet service provider of their choice. These services range from the initial planning and design, to implementation of equipment and assuring continuity of the connection.
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Manager Program - ESU 7 host up to 4 LAN Manger meetings annually as part of the program. Each meeting focuses on a variety of pertinent news and trainings on current issues. In addition, ean LAN Manager serves as their school's primary point of contact to escalate technology issues for support.
  • Helpdesk Support - Our Team provides support in the following areas: Backups, Client Computers, iOS, General IT, Lab Computers, Web Filtering, Email, Wired & Wireless Networking, Anti-Virus, and User Administrator.
  • Offsite Server - ESU 7 provides this service for our schools for those wishing to store their data offsite.
  • Computer Repair Services - We offer a computer repair service to our schools. Schools share in the costs for this service.
  • Electronics Recycling - ESU 7 offers free electronics recycling to our member schools. Schools encouraged to drop off a variety of unused computer-based electronics where they are palletized and recycled.
  • LANMAN Partnership - ESU 7 offers to supply technical services on a consistent scheduled basis per our new LANMAN Partnership service. A District Technology Coordinator is hired by the ESU 7 and assigned to those schools who choose to participate in the service.

Technology Links:

Firewall Status for ESU 7 Schools

Google Expedition Kit

Google Expedition Getting Started Tour

Dan Ellsworth

Dan Ellsworth - Network Operations Director
ext. 1037

Chris Chvala

Chris Chvala - Computer Support Specialist
ext. 1020

Kerri Jo Krivohlavek

Kerri Jo Krivohlavek - Database Administrator

ext. 1068

Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence - Department Secretary
ext. 1009

Cody Nelsen

Cody Nelsen - Network & System Administrator
ext. 1035

Jasdon Trotter

Jason Trotter  - District Technology Coordinator
ext. 1069

David Vanderheiden

David Vanderheiden - District Technology Coordinator
ext. 1010

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