WISD students are empowered 21st century learners with effective communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills they can adapt for success in higher education and the diverse global market place. Students are engaged in learning through real-world opportunities that extend beyond the classroom and the school day. All WISD staff members are committed to facilitating and inspiring student learning and creativity; designing and developing digital-age learning experiences; and modeling digital-age work, citizenship, and responsible learning by engaging in continuous professional growth and leadership.
- Establish and maintain a robust computer network infrastructure that will support the learning process.
- Provide adequate leadership, administrative and instructional support to ensure that technology has maximum impact on student success.
- Ensure that all educators have access to high quality professional development and appropriate tools to model and implement 21st century learning.
Students will be engaged in 21st century learning and use a variety of technology tools to enhance and enrich their learning experiences.
The Technology Department at Weslaco Independent School District, headed by Mr. Carlos Martinez, encompasses all facets of technology in the district and is broken into six functional areas.
Information Systems –Overseen by Mrs. Sandra Guerra, this division is responsible for all PEIMS reporting, as well as management and maintenance of the Student Information System (SIS) and the Financial Management System (FMS). Managing a team of skilled programmers, Mrs. Guerra and her staff provide telephone support for end users, and custom programs, screens, queries and reports for users district-wide.
Internet Systems – Headed by Mr. Juan Pablo (JP) Barrera, this section oversees the district's wide area network, email system and all Internet services. Responsibilities include traffic monitoring, web hosting, web content filtering and network security. Additionally, this section serves on the district malware response team and is in charge of district Internet access.
Technology Support – This division is responsible for repairs of computers, printers, projectors, iPads, digital cameras, document cameras, and other technology equipment. In addition to repairs and an operational member of the district malware response team, this division is also responsible for all servers district-wide, local area networks (cabling and switch configurations), wireless networks, antivirus, and manning the district help desk from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
PEIMS – Managed by Mr. Albert Rivera is responsible for all PEIMS reporting to the Texas Education Agency. As part of the PEIMS reporting process, this division is additionally responsible for training campus staff and monitoring compliance with the Attendance Accounting Handbook. This division also produces PEIMS reports for campus and district staff to review prior to each of the four annual PEIMS submissions in an effort to ensure that the data being reported to TEA is as accurate as possible.
Voice Communications – This division is responsible for all voice communications systems throughout the district. These include, telephones, voice over IP (VOIP) telephones, intercom systems, paging systems, radios, and cell phones.
For Technical Support, please call our Help Desk at 969-6956