JD Hoffman

JD Hoffman

Technology Director/Elementary Campus Primary Tech

Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)


Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Technology Coordinator/High School Campus Primary Tech


Technology Information

The Licking R-VIII School District services and maintains more than 1000 devices, including:

  • Windows 10 desktops and laptops,

  • Chromebooks,

  • Network-based security cameras,

  • Network-based telephone system,

  • 4K UHD classroom displays, and

  • Network copiers and printers

Network Topology

The district network is configured with 10Gbps fiber optic uplinks between core switches, with 1Gbps fiber optic uplinks to endpoint switches. Wireless network access is available district-wide, with a dedicated wireless access point mounted in most classrooms.

Access to the Internet is a fiber optic network connection maintained by MOREnet, a division of the University of Missouri. Current Internet speed is 500 Mbps, with the option to adjust bandwidth, if necessary.

Operating Systems

The Licking R-VIII School District primarily uses the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems on district computers and servers. Google ChromeOS and Apple iOS devices are used for portable/mobile computing.

Microsoft Education

Microsoft Education is provided to educational institutions free of charge. It includes access to online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as OneDrive cloud storage and Microsoft Teams. For more information, visit

Content Filtering

Web filtering is a balancing act between blocking inappropriate content, keeping everyone safe and on track, and giving users access to engaging, educational content. As a feature of our Collaborative Filter, Lightspeed Systems web content filtering ensures that IT gets CIPA-compliant filtering based on a comprehensive education-specific database and granularly customizable policies. For more information, visit