Hutto Independent School District – Smoothwall Filter Case Study
Find out how Smoothwall helped one of the fastest-growing public school districts in Texas.
What’s the background?
With 6,300 students, from Pre-K through high school on its enrollment, Hutto Independent School District is one of the fastest-growing public school districts in Texas.
The IT Team, headed by Travis Brown, Director of Technology, provides centrally managed IT Services to nine campuses. Access to the internet is required for students, staff, and guests, across a wide range of platforms including Macs, IPads, Androids, and Chromebooks.
Travis prioritizes the function of the IT Team as accommodating educators, rather than enforcing propriety. Travis says, “We don’t see the IT department as the moral compass of the district. It’s our job to make sure that what they need access to when it’s legitimate, that they get access to it.”
What was the challenge?
Hutto started out building their own solution modeled on DansGuardian but decided that it was time to start looking for a supported solution with the features they needed. Hours spent keeping everything up-to-date was eating into productivity.
Smoothwall is able to react to changes in the market very quickly. Other competitors, I don’t think they can do that.