Desert Sands USD

Wendy Jonathan, Board President; Scott Bailey, Superintendent; Linda Porras, Board Vice President; Gary Tomak, Donald Griffith and Ana Conover, Board Members; Kelly May-Vollmar, Assistant Superintendent, Education Services

Through an innovative public-private partnership, Desert Sands USD has built its own LTE broadband network, which affords students, despite economic condition, access to the district’s filtered network 24/7. DSUSD understands that learning today extends beyond the school day. The district also recognizes that a digital divide exisits between those students with internet access and those without. The Connect: One-to-World Initiative levels the playing field for all students by providing equity through access within the district’s 752- square-mile attendance zone. When coupled with district-issued devices, Connect extends and personalizes the classroom experience, and fosters creativity and innovation, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. The Connect Initiative further enhances DSUSD’s commitment to support students on their journey toward college, career and life readiness.