Today’s modern education landscape requires more than just desks and books; cloud-based technology capabilities are more important than ever. Implementing technology that empowers both educators and students contributes not only to the success of students, but to their schools as well. Kannapolis City Schools (KCS) is one example of how the right technology can propel a school district to improved learning outcomes and outstanding performance.
KCS, serving the students of Kannapolis, NC, encompasses nine schools with 447 employees and more than 5500 students, making seamless communication between locations and reliable connectivity top priorities. KCS is unique to other schools in its area because of its heavy focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)—which is made evident through its highly acclaimed STEM Academy.
Although its students were excelling in the field of technology, KCS was dealing with outdated telephone systems and inconsistent connectivity with its previous provider. But, after partnering with Windstream, the school district’s cloud-based technology could finally keep up with the high caliber education it was delivering to its students.
One of the benefits of the partnership between KCS and Windstream was the delivery of a complete, customized solution that met all the school district’s needs. Windstream implemented cloud-based, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution that helps KCS operate as one unit with seamless communication and collaboration between schools, teachers and students.
UCaaS is designed to keep pace with changing technologies, which is perfect for a school with such a strong emphasis on STEM curriculum. UCaaS gives KCS the flexibility to acquire new technology and deliver on-demand UC resources and applications so that students and teachers have the latest technology at their fingertips.
KCS sets high standards for its teachers and students—and its expectations are just as high for its communications partner. Working with Windstream has given KCS renewed confidence in its communications, and its IT team can trust that Windstream will manage its network, data, voice and security needs so that it can focus on preparing students for the future.
To find out what UCaaS can do to improve your school or business, contact a trusted Windstream representative today.