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Office of Information Technology

About the

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Office of Information Technology supports the core technology and operational requirements of the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s programs by insuring that staff members and programs have the necessary access to information, applications, and supporting technology.

Additionally, the office is responsible to the broader community of technology users at our member school districts in providing applications support for a variety of systems and services that support the daily operations of these constituent organizations. They provides technology services to our partner schools and community organizations in a variety of areas.

Administrative, Infrastructure, and Operational Services

  • Servers, Storage, and Virtual Environment Administration and Management
  • Data Center/Infrastructure and Operations Management
  • VOIP Phone System and Cell Phone Service Management
  • Regional Wide Area Network (RWAN) Administration, Monitoring, Security Compliance, and Grant Funding Application
  • Network, Server, and Desktop Security Administration and Monitoring
  • Office 365 Administration
  • Network Consulting Services, Including Design, Troubleshooting/Diagnostic, and Configuration
  • Desktop Computer Deployment Management, Troubleshooting, Software Support, and Lease Management
  • Mobile Device Procurement, Deployment, Management, and Support
  • Multi-Purpose Peripheral Device Lease Management, Maintenance, and Support
  • Technology Purchases Process Management, Compatibility Analysis, Legal Review, and Installation

Software Services

The Office of Information Technology provides Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery of application software to school districts, townships, municipalities, and BCIU programs for:

  • K-12 Student Management (eSchoolPLUS/Infinite Campus)
  • K-12 Special Education Case/Information Management (IEPPlus/Infinite Campus)
  • K-12 Financial Management (eFinancePLUS/CSIU Financials)
  • Tax Billing (eTaxTrax®)

Additionally, the office provides support services for a variety of state and federal reporting platforms, including the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS), Alternative Education Reporting, PennData, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Annual Financial Reporting (AFR), and more. 

Row of computers in a technology lab

Applications Architecture and Development

Program Priorities

  • Software application development and procurement including implementation, training, and administration services
  • Development and support of PA Keys portal, eTaxTrax®, Career Ready Berks, internal tools, applications and websites for BCIU Programs and across the Commonwealth
  • Sharepoint & BCIUnify Intranet development, administration, training, and support

Print Services Center

Looking to keep costs down while producing eye-catching, professional, and targeted print and promotional pieces? The BCIU Print Services Center provides professional printing services for any size job in color or black+white at a price that beats the cost of taking your printing needs to a local printing company or office supply store.

Save Time and Money

The BCIU Print Services Center can free up hours of your time and provide peace of mind: projects done professionally and within your budget.

A printer with monitor inside the BCIU Print Services Center

CONTACT US

Scott Major
CIO | Director
610-987-8507
scomaj@berksiu.org

Cherie Zimmerman
Assistant Director
610-987-8567
chezim@berksiu.org

Greg Eckel
Program Administrator
610-987-8461
greeck@berksiu.org

Helenanne Drescher
Program Administrator
610-987-8516
heldre@berksiu.org

Rich Loveless
Program Administrator
610-987-8565
riclov@berksiu.org

 

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