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JPS gets favorable tech review

Other than needing to review the school district’s password protocols, Jamestown Public Schools received a favorable review from a third-party technology audit.

At the Jamestown Public School Board meeting Monday Mike Armitage, Jamestown Public Schools technology director, said Connecting Point Computer Center of Bismarck conducted the audit in October. He said overall the school district received positive feedback from the company about the district’s computer technology, software use, wireless network and internet access.

“Their biggest recommendation, to me, was the need to get off-site backup for the system,” Armitage said. The district currently has a 20-terabyte backup system, but it is physically located in one of the school system’s buildings. He said Connecting Point Computer Center also recommended the district run more antivirus and antispyware software.

“They were happy with our security,” he said.

Rob Lech, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, said the good news he took away from the audit was the district’s technology infrastructure is good.

In other business, Jim Roaldson, the school district’s activities director, said the fall sports season was a success. He said the volleyball team had an exceptional season, taking runner-up to Bismarck Century in the Class A state volleyball finals in Fargo Saturday night.