LPS News & Events

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    Artist of the Week

    Congratulations to our Artist of the Week from Arlington Middle School, Perla Roque! Her beautiful oil...

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    Groundbreaking at Oliver School

    Lots of excitement at the site of the future Oliver School as students, staff, and local officlals gathered...

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    FRM UPDATES 5/17/22

    Upcoming Events... The Annual Frost Middle School Honor Society Induction ceremony is Wednesday, May...

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    Luna a Success at UPO

    The Rise UP Players from UP Academy Oliver performed their first theatrical production of Luna, a...

LPS Videos

This is the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oliver School which is scheduled to open in 2025.

Meet the JROTC cadets from Lawrence High School.

Excerpts from an engineering class at Lawrence High School.

Here's the 1st performance by the UAO Rise UP Players.

Lawrence High School boys volleyball vs Chelmsford, played on 5-9-22.

More than 1,000 students and staff participated in the Special Olympics Unified Games Day.

Upcoming Events

30 May
Memorial Day - No School
Date 30th of May 2022, Monday
20 Jun
Juneteenth Day - No School
20th of June 2022, Monday

Event Calendar

The Lawrence Public Schools Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Department provides technological leadership in the management and distribution of information by providing excellent and cost-effective products and services to support the mission of Lawrence Public Schools.

IS&T is committed to serving the District office, school faculty, staff and students by providing reliable and efficient computing services in the secure environment by achieving the following goals:

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the District’s computer network at the fastest bandwidth available
  • Providing prompt technical support to all of District’s computers to minimize downtime
  • Assisting schools and other departments in researching and procuring the best technology available for curriculum and instructional purposes
  • Making recommendations to the Superintendent’s Office for school technology-related issues

IS&T with the help of Celt, Comcast, and Verizon, currently maintains and supports a wide area network (WAN) with fiber connection from the District Data Center to all schools. The fiber connection connects all the schools to the District Data Center so that all schools can access the Internet via a 500mbps connection provided by Comcast through Celt. All of the network connections from the District’s Data Center as well as the schools’ desktop computers are Ethernet 100Mbps with the exception of the high school which has a 1GigE to the desktop. We are currently planning to implement wireless in the schools for laptops and virtualizing servers to save energy. 

Most of our classrooms have at least four computers (three for students and one for the teacher) connected to the school network and have monitored access to the Internet. Every school lab has 30 computers and at least one printer. Some of the system-wide applications running at the schools include:

  • AS400
  • Munis
  • Carnegie Learning Mathematics
  • Fast Forword by Scientific Learning
  • Fastt Math
  • Learning Village
  • Plato Learning via Web
  • PowerSchool
  • Scholastic READ180 Reading Intervention
  • System 44
  • Waterford by Pearson Digital Learning

A new phone system implemented by IS&T allows all staff to access to their own voice mailboxes, which ensures better communication between schools and parents and among school staff. The entire network infrastructure has also been upgraded to the latest technology available to accommodate the increasing demand of the school network usage. A Tandberg video conferencing system is implemented at most if not all schools so that they can video conference with places such as NASA or go on virtual field trips.

Information System & Technology Directory

Information Systems & Technology (IS&T)
Title Name Phone Email
Director, IS&T Long Nguyen (978) 975-5900 x25650 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Help Desk Help Desk (978) 975-5952 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Help Desk

All computer-related issues and requests should be directed to the Computer Help Desk at 978-975-5952, or ext. 25368 from any LPS phone, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Computer Help Desk is located on the second floor at the Lawrence High School Campus behind the library.


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