|906 S. Heights Dr.|
Mustang, OK 73064
Mustang Public Schools’ Technology Department creates and maintains a high level of technological sophistication that supports the quality of education delivered in the classroom. The department is led by Geromy Schrick who came to work in the district as a middle school science teacher in 1995. He accepted in the position of Network Manager in 2000 and became Director of Technology in 2003.
For years, the department operated with three employees with help on desktop issues from media directors at each site. With the increase in enrollment and personnel, soon technology issues were taking up a majority of the media directors' time. Today the district has a director, secretary, a network administrator, network specialist and five support specialists. For the 2013-2014 school year, they handled more than 2600 support tickets, an increase of around 400 over all of the 2012-2013 school year. They're in charge of more than 5,000 student and staff desktop computers, 6000 Chromebooks, 1500 iPads, 350 Apple TVs and 400 SMART boards. They're an integral and vital part of day-to-day activities in the classroom and
Schrick's department also handles over 600 wireless access points, 45 servers, 7200 network ports, 1060 phone devices/voicemail accounts, more than 11,000 student accounts and 1,150 staff accounts.
Wireless access points will increase to around 600 by 2015 with 1700 iPads on the system. For the 2013-2014 school year, the district also implemented a "Bring Your Own Device" policy that allows students to connect to the school's network with their wireless devices like iPads and smart phones. More than 4,500 student-owned devices attach daily. The internet bandwidth has changed as well, doubling from 100 mb of Internet capability to 200 mb in 2014 and is 1000mb starting the 2014-15 school year.
The department also includes a student database administrator and specialist. They manage the student database system that includes grades, attendance, enrollment and more for Mustang Public Schools, which is growing by 300 to 400 students a year. Enrollment topped 11,000 students in 2017-2018.