The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District consists of two high schools – North Hunterdon High School located in Annandale, New Jersey and Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, New Jersey. The schools are located 7 miles apart and cumulatively have a roster of approximately 3,000 students. With a substantial number of students in the schools’ computer system, it was difficult for technology officers to keep up to date with the movement of accounts while also insuring security.
Students were coming in as freshmen, graduating as seniors, or leaving mid-year, and all needed appropriate computer access to be assigned or removed. It is also crucial that students have access not only while they are in school, but also during after school hours. “School has become much more a 24/7 operation. It is no longer students coming in at 7:30 and being done at 2:30,” said Patrick Butler, Network Server Administrator for North Hunterdon-Voorhees. “Grades, assignments, and courses are all available online, and students need to have account information as up to date as possible in all areas to facilitate this requirement.”