Pike County Schools
101 W. Love Street
Troy, AL 36081
Phone: (334) 566-1850
The Technology Department continually provides support, tools, and technology services to the students, teachers, and administrators of Pike County Schools.
The Pike County Board of Education technology infrastructure currently in place provides the following:
The infrastructure supports seven school campuses spread throughout the county, Central Office, Alternative Learning Center, Bus Shop, and the Technology Office. The school system is connected with a single mode fiber optic backbone for all locations supplied through Troy Cablevision and Information Transport Solutions (ITS). The Central Office and Technology Office have Cisco 3524 switches that direct traffic to the schools and non-instructional facilities.
All classrooms are wired with 6 strands of fiber optic cabling, have 24 port switches with drops for computers and telephones, and the offices are wired with CAT5 cable. The fiber plugs directly into a Cisco 4006 switch located on each campus. Also, servers are located at each campus to handle library, academic, and student data. Additionally, wireless connection allows local law enforcement to access our security cameras. All school system telephones are Cisco VoIP. There are two DNS servers that administer the school system.
The server farm located at the Technology Office processes all systems - STI Student Database, email, and phones. In addition, the backup for STI, Media Centers, as well as academic and student data are also provided at the server farm located in the technology office.
All school internet traffic is routed to the Technology Office through an Alabama Supercomputer firewall and a Lightspeed content filter, and then to a 50Mbs internet connection which includes a 50Mbs bandwidth to the internet. Our system uses the Alabama Supercomputer Authority for internet access, firewall, and content filtering. Every student, through their assigned computer, has access to the Alabama Virtual Library and Renaissance Learning; this gives access to Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Fluent Reader, and Star Literacy.
All desktops within this school system are secured with log-in procedures. All computers are locked down to prevent unauthorized access unless they have a username and password. Anti-virus software is used on all computer systems.