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Welcome to the Hawkins County Schools Technology Department
Adrian Smith
Supervisor, Technology, 
423-272-7629 2027
Adrian Smith Supervisor, Technology, 423-272-7629 2027

 

The Hawkins County Schools Technology Department is comprised of five full-time staff members dedicated to maintaining the ever-growing technology infrastructure of Hawkins County Schools.   Services provided by the HCS Technology Department includes an enterprise level data center, manages email accounts for users throughout the enterprise, the configuration/repair/ maintenance of new/existing computer systems and other peripherals throughout the enterprise, software support, training, implementation of wired and wireless networked services, security surveillance systems, as well as telecommunications equipment.

Each school has its own local area network connected to the wide area network by a fiber connection. This bandwidth is shared among the approximately 5000 computers, which consists primarily of Windows devices.  Additionally there are approximately 3000 iPads and Chromebooks distributed throughout the district, which are controlled by Mobile Device Managements systems.   Hawkins County Schools utilizes an onsite content filter as well as filtering provided by our Internet Service Provider, to promote a safe online experience for students and staff.

 

The Technology Center is located at:

Hawkins County Schools Central Office

200 North Depot Street

Rogersville, TN 37857

Phone: (423) 272-7629

 

Computer and Network Guidelines

All users of the technology infrastructure provided by the Hawkins County School System are asked to abide by our “Employee Use of Electronic Access Agreement”.  Users have no expectation of privacy when using computers, bandwidth, or services provided by the district, including email.

Guidelines for Donating Computers

Community donations of computer equipment are genuinely appreciated. However, it is not always in the best interest of the schools and/or system to accept donated computers. Donated computers often require additional expenditures of time and money to the district which outweigh the benefit of the donation.

For this reason, schools are encouraged to accept only those donations that facilitate the school's technology plan, are compliant with the school's computing platform, and are viable with minimal expenditure. Donated computers must meet minimum system requirements in order to be supported by district repair personnel. These requirements should indicate that the equipment is not more than three years old and will remain useful in the classroom for a a minimum of two years or more.

Current minimum system requirements include:

Dual Core or better (Dell Optiplex 780 or better)

 

Each computer system should have a minimum:

  • Windows 7 Pro license
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 250GB hard drive
  • 1 Gigabit NIC
  • Sound capabilities

 

Donated computers should be fully functional and complete with:

  • Tower
  • LCD monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • All necessary cables

 

If your equipment meets or exceeds these minimum requirements, please contact the school directly to make your donation. If you do not have a specific school in mind, you may send a message to the Office of Technology. Also, be sure to remove all your personal files from your hard drive before offering a computer for donation and be prepared to provide the recipient full rights concerning the use and disposal of the computer. A letter of receipt may be requested from the school for tax purposes. This letter may contain a list of the donated items, but will not specify a dollar value for your gift.

 

It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.