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Our goal in IMS is to support the educational aims of the District by ensuring reliable and accessible technology for all staff and students. We are dedicated to leading change in order to be more effective educators through inspiration, innovation, and reflection. We see technology as an accelerator of learning in the classroom that provides opportunities for connecting, differentiating and personalizing the learning experience for every student.

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey



Rob Dickson
IMS Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools


Here is a collection that outlines our technology initiatives since the introduction of the Strategic Plan. This will be constantly updated as we progress. Enjoy.

 

 

Information Management Services (Connie Knoche, Chief Financial Officer of General Finance & Administrative Services; Rob Dickson, Executive Director of IMS) Organization Chart



IMS VISION

The vision of IMS is to provide staff, students, and guardians with secure access to OPS data and application from any device with any type of operating system, on any network internal or external to the OPS network, at any time of day or night in support of the Omaha Public School District vision and mission.



IMS MISSION

The mission of Information Management Services is to research, develop, implement solutions, and train constituents of the District in support of the technology to align with our vision and the mission of the District.



IMS MOTTO

What you need ... When you need it ... Where you need it ...



IMS SERVICES

Information Management Services (IMS) organizational units are responsible for many different areas including application support, infrastructure, customer support, training, and administrative support. This involves coordinating such key functions as updated-technology-related standards, developing/updating appropriate policies and procedures, managing the network, and interfacing with functional systems users. The purpose of IMS is to help in improving student learning and administrative efficiencies.

Project Management (Dan Bork, Coordinator) is responsible for IT Project Management.

IT Project Management includes the following:

  • Project Timelines
  • Project Definition / Planning
  • Project Execution
  • Project Management / Status Updates
  • Project Closing

Technical Support (Lana Aduloju, Coordinator) Organization Chart

Technical Support is responsible for the areas of:

  • Application Support

Data Analytics

Financial Information and Human Resource Systems (FIS/HR)

Student Data Information Systems (SDIS)

Web - Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Network Support

E-Rate Funding Management

Network Systems Management & Security (NSM&S)

Telecommunication Services

  • Production Support

Assessment & Quality Assurance

Configuration & Records Management

Data Collection & Printing

Technical Documentation

 

User Support (Connie Wickham, Coordinator) Organization Chart

User Support is responsible for the areas of:

 

There are several laws that dictate how schools and teachers handle student data.

Our tool can be accessed by staff via:

https://omahaps.sharepoint.com/sites/ASM/SitePages/DevHome.aspx

Below is the current Application Tool Dashboard with regularly refreshed data. 


 

Resources:

 

Common Sense Privacy

Common Sense Privacy Initiative: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy

Common Sense Privacy Evaluation: https://privacy.commonsense.org/

Common Sense Information Security Primer: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy/security-primer

Common Sense Privacy: Evaluating Apps Step-by-Step Triage Process: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy/blog/evaluating-apps-step-by-step

 

Data Quality Campaign

Data Quality Campaign Website: http://dataqualitycampaign.org/

Privacy Technical Assistance Center | U.S. Department of Ed

Website: http://ptac.ed.gov/

 

iKeep Safe

Website: https://ikeepsafe.org/

Privacy Video Resources

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Resources: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

Privacy Overview for K12 Teachers and Administrators: Privacy Overview for K12 Teachers and Administrators

The State of Student Data Privacy: The State of Student Data Privacy

 

Our Student Data Protection Agreement for Vendors

Student Data Protection AgreementRobert Dickson