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Southern California District Selects Wireless Solution

Based in a high wealth area, Las Virgenes USD does not receive much federal or state funding to supplement a 1-to-1 program and Common Core assessment.
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Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is located in Southern California and spans the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and the L.A. County portion of Westlake Village. The school district is comprised of 16 schools total including one pre-school, eight elementary, one alternative K-8, three middle schools, two high schools and one alternative high school. LVUSD has a population of approximately 11,300 students.

Challenges
Based in a high wealth area, Las Virgenes USD does not receive much federal or state funding to supplement a 1-to-1 program and Common Core assessment. As a result, the district needed a robust wireless solution that would enable faculty and students to bring up to four devices each, to support Common Core project-based learning. In 2017, the state of California will mandate all Common Core assessment to be conducted online, making it especially important for the district to ready its wireless infrastructure to properly support this transition. In addition, LVUSD relies on the Aeries Student Information System (SIS) to manage critical student information such as grades, attendance, location and data. LVUSD needed a Wi-Fi product that could also effectively integrate with Aeries (SIS). Faced with these challenges, Philip Scrivano, CTO at Las Virgenes Unified School District, began his search for a wireless solution that could meet these needs.

Solution
After evaluating other providers, Aerohive was ultimately chosen for its flexible and cost-effective wireless solution, including its StudentManager & TeacherView functionality. LVUSD is currently using Aerohive’s AP330s, AP170s, BR100 Router, StudentManager and HiveManager Online.

"At Las Virgenes Unified School District, shaping the future through educational excellence is our number one goal,” said Philip Scrivano, CTO of Las Virgenes Unified School District. “We promote a quality learning environment for our students by creating 21st century classrooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Aerohive’s enterprise networking solution has given teachers the ability to manage and control the network, to streamline lesson plans and promote common core based project learning."

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