Sarcoxie R-II School District – Smoothwall Filter Case Study
Find out how Smoothwall helped this Missouri school district improve their web filter.
What’s the background?
Gerod Hall is the Director of Technology for Sarcoxie School District in Sarcoxie, MO. The district has 750 students Pre-K – 12th grade on its enrollment and 125 staff members.
Spanning two sites, the district handles all of its technology needs centrally, with a single point of entry for the network.
Though Sarcoxie focuses on windows devices, they have a variety of devices in their inventory to meet the range of needs across the student body. “We have 75 Chromebooks, as well as some specialty tablets, such as the Kindle Fire and Nabi Tablets,” Gerod explained about device diversity.
What was the challenge?
When Gerod joined Sarcoxie, the web filtering solution at that time had serious issues keeping students safe online. “Students could basically get anywhere they wanted,” he said. There were also no user authentication requirements. “It was open season.”
With Smoothwall, I’ve got everything all right there. It just works.