Kent School District's new kiosks are bringing the SIS and free wi-fi to the community

Ed. note: Joelle Bejarano will present a session related to this topic, called “Touch-Interactive and Digital Signage Displays for Parent and Community Engagement in Education,” at DSE 2016 on Wednesday, March 16 in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

As the typical school day ends at Kent School District, in Washington state, many of our 27,000 students file onto school buses for the ride home. For some students, leaving their school’s campus means leaving internet access behind – and all that comes with it....

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  • About the Author:

    Joelle Bejarano is part of the web and applications team in the IT department of the Kent School District. As part of a district that is the fourth largest in Washington State, with a socio-economically and geographically diverse student population of more than 27,000 students and 4,500 faculty members, innovation in creative media to enhance the effectiveness of web systems is key. Bejarano has been a leader in cross-departmental projects and system implementations including the implementation of software and infrastructure to support the Student Technology, Access, and Resources (STAR) kiosk and digital signage initiative.