• rollout of district tech chromebook carts

Scope of Work

  • The purpose of our technology investments is to ensure that all of our buildings, regardless of age, have uniform application of technology in classrooms, and a strong infrastructure to support the growing technology needs Districtwide. The budget includes , with related work continuing after the official end of other bond projects, additional device purchases and replacements as needed. The components of our investments are listed below.

    Classroom Technology Investments:

    Projected budget: $3.1 million

    • Cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor replacement
    • Mounted wireless HDMI projectors
    • Projection whiteboards/screens
    • Document cameras
    • AirTame (or similar device)
    • Voice amplification systems
    • Wireless access points

    1:1 Project (Chromebooks):

    Projected budget: $7 million

    Technology is being purchased to provide a Chromebook to each student in grades 3-12 (students in grades K-2 will share a Chromebook with another student). This amounts to over 17,000 devices purchased, enabling students to access digital curriculum and content important to a modern education.

    Technology Infrastructure Investments:

    Projected budget: $18.4 million

    • Districtwide internal dark fiber ring (in partnership with City of Hillsboro; see more information below)
    • Replacement of voice over IP phone system
    • Replacement of existing switching infrastructure
    • Replacement of uninterruptible power supply devices
    • Upgrade/refresh wireless access points at secondary schools
    • Server infrastructure refresh
    • Elementary gym audio/visual system installation
    • Security and routing architecture upgrades
    • Upgrade storage infrastructure
    • Replacement of licensed staff computers
    • Classified staff computers
    • Replacement of internal frame-to-frame fiber connections
    • Fence-to-fence wireless (campus-wide coverage)

    Fiber Network Partnership with City of Hillsboro

    • 44 District buildings connected

    The District has designed and constructed an internal, redundant-path dark fiber ring connecting all 44 of the District's current buildings to allow for exchange of digital information, delivery of digital curriculum, digital telephone service, and internet connectivity. The dark fiber ring will allow the District to discontinue our subscriptions with our external internet service provider.

    Additionally, this project is being completed in conjunction and partnership with the City of Hillsboro's HiLight fiber network and expansion project. By working together, we have extended the efforts of both agencies beyond what each could do alone, saving time and money in the construction of this very large build-out.

    The planning and design of the fiber project began in the fall of 2017, and build-out was initiated with the formal signing of the intergovernmental agreement with the City in February 2019. Construction began in March 2019, and the first connections were commemorated in February 2020. The final connection for existing buildings was made in August 2020 at Groner K-8. Our new schools, Atfalati Ridge Elementary in North Plains and "ES29" in south Hillsboro, were connected once their construction was completed.

    Read the article announcing the District's and City's partnership.


  • Project Manager

    Hillsboro School District

    • Jordan Beveridge, Chief Technology Officer 
Last Modified on December 31, 2023