Ongoing Success Story

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is the third largest school district in California, educating 86,000 students in 93 public schools in the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon on Catalina Island. It serves the most diverse large city in the United States. LBUSD has earned a reputation as one of America’s finest school systems, winning many awards as a national model of excellence. LBUSD was named a national winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing America's best urban school system for increasing student achievement.

Technology Partners

Cybertek has a long standing relationship with LBUSD, dating back to Erate FY2000. As this relationship has grown, so have the size and scope of the projects. For over 11 years, Cybertek has successfully supported the technology needs of the district.

  • Since 2001, Cybertek has provided comprehensive support to the LBUSD network, with an install base of over 1,000 devices.
  • Cybertek installed and supports the district’s firewall.
  • HS Switch upgrade – Erate FY2007 ($817,375) Cybertek was awarded a contract to upgrade over 350 switches at the district’s 6 high schools. Project was completed with sensitivity to the interruption of instructional time.
  • Core Switches and UPS project – Erate FY2009 ($975,418) Again, Cybertek was awarded a contract to upgrade 52 core switches and UPS's. New Cisco 4506 switches were installed with Tripp Lite UPS’s. To stretch the budget, existing blades from the original switches were reused. As always, the task was to perform the upgrades with no downtime to the school’s network during instructional time.

Success into the Future

Cybertek continues to support thousands of switches and routers. Cybertek has been invited by the district’s Facilities Branch to assist them with the design and implementation of new and rehabilitation projects in support of the district’s Technology Master Plan.
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