This fall, Cypress-Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District is particularly excited about welcoming back 150 of our underserved elementary, middle, and high school students after they’ve enjoyed their first full summer of district-sponsored Wi-Fi. This group of students is the first to benefit from iConnect, a new program that extends our district’s enterprise network infrastructure with safe and secure learning systems into eligible communities.

For our pilot, we delivered remote wireless connectivity and computing devices to families at the Nayeli House Tanner Road Mobile Home Park in our Houston metro district. What’s more, we’ll soon be expanding iConnect to communities served by...

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  • About the Author:

    Frankie Jackson is the chief technology officer (CTO) of Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD), located in the northwest corner of the Houston metro. Jackson manages all technology services for the 117,000-student district, which is the 3rd-largest district in Texas and the 23rd-largest in the U.S. Prior to joining CFISD, Jackson served as the CTO of Goose Creek CISD for 19 years. She served on the Texas Association for School Business Officials Board of Directors for seven years, including a term as Board president. She also served on the Board for the Texas K-12 CTO Council for four years, including a term as Chair in 2013-2014. In addition, Jackson is a national trainer in the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) Certified Education Technology Leadership program.