Technology


District Resources

Auburn-Washburn understands the importance of technology in education. The district technology team works diligently to provide and maintain a variety of technological solutions for students and staff to utilize in the learning process.

All Auburn-Washburn students have access to the following:

  • Computer labs
  • Laptops
  • Internet*
  • Wireless networks
  • Projectors in all classrooms
  • SMARTboards

*Auburn-Washburn USD 437 is not responsible for content found on external websites. The district attempts to only link to sites whose content enhance the curriculum of classrooms; however, external websites are maintained by their respective owners who may link, publish, and/or advertise content which may be deemed inappropriate for school.

Web Filtering

In 2000, Congress enacted the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. Auburn-Washburn Internet traffic is filtered by technology which goes above and beyond CIPA requirements to ensure students are protected from accessing such content.

Internet traffic is filtered in order to protect students and the district. Using CIPA compliant equipment allows Auburn-Washburn to have greater control over the type of content being accessed by students and staff members. This control allows the Internet to be used more freely for educational purposes.

Though Auburn-Washburn has content filtering in place, it may still be possible for students to inadvertently access content deemed inappropriate. Students should notify a teacher immediately should they access such content, so our web filters may be updated.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Auburn-Washburn plans to increase technology-based instruction and is making decisions about which tools enhance the learning in specific content areas. These decisions are being made in each building and department. Auburn-Washburn is also exploring what kinds of devices (cell phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, etc.) may be used for instruction. We also recognize that students who own their own device may choose to use it at school, and we want to support that practice if it works for your family.

Optional Device Insurance

Safeware and Worth Ave Group offer discounted insurance for devices which you choose to send to school with your students. The insurance is completely optional, but available if desired. Click a link below for more information:

Hardware and Software Purchases

Auburn-Washburn students and staff may purchase Lenovo® and Dell® brand products at discounted prices. Click a link below to view the discount site:

Adobe Creative Cloud

Students and staff have access to purchase a discounted subscription to Adobe® Creative Cloud, which includes many well-known Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and more. To purchase a subscription:

  1. Visit usd437.onthehub.com.
  2. Click Sign-in in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Register — use your district email address.
  4. Wait for the verification email.
  5. Follow the directions for verifying your email address.
  6. After verification, you may purchase your online subscription through On the Hub's website.

Microsoft Office 365

Students, teachers, and staff of Auburn-Washburn USD 437 are entitled to a Microsoft Office 365 account. This free copy is valid as long as you have an active USD 437 email address, and includes a downloadable copy of Microsoft Office for use on up to five PCs or Macs.

To begin, visit office.com/getoffice365 and enter your district email address.

Sophos Antivirus

Sophos offers its business-grade antivirus for free to home users for personal and non-commercial use. Up to 10 Mac and Windows home computers per account. Visit home.sophos.com to create your account and get started.

Questions?

Contact the district technology team for assistance with district portals and equipment. Our friendly staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to answer your questions:

District Support


(785) 339-4020
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Patrick Clear
Technology Coordinator
Phone: 339-4020
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Brady Cowen
Computer Technician
Phone: 339-4016
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Jeff Hinshaw
Web Developer
Phone: 339-4074
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Stacy Scott
Network Specialist
Phone: 339-4020
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Bob Stremel
Computer Technician
Phone: 339-4018
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Jace Thompson
Assistant Technology Coordinator
Phone: 339-4020
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Washburn Rural High School


Mark Butler
Computer Technician
Phone: 339-4076
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Washburn Rural Middle School, Tallgrass, & Pathways


Darin Dalrymple
Computer Technician
Phone: 339-4017
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Elementary Schools


Ian Long
Computer Technician
Phone: 339-4013
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