Hillsboro School District

by Jan 12, 2017K-12 Education


NIS has been engaged in various ways throughout the Hillsboro School District for the last 20 years. We have performed significant design work in all of the District’s facilities and we are the telecom consultant for each new building added to the District. So far, NIS has provided telecommunications design, specifications, drawings, and on-site project management for new construction or significant remodel at 30 schools for Division 27 and 28, including multiple A/V designs with projection and sound reinforcement in over 500 classrooms. NIS has been an extension of the technology services department (and the administrative services before that) in that, while we are engaged for specific projects, we are periodically called for on demand services as needed.

The schools built in the past five years have all benefited by receiving a telecommunications cable infrastructure that meets or exceeds the nationally recognized standards of the TIA as well as conforming to industry best practices in terms of space and power allocation. NIS visited each telecommunications space at each facility as part of a recent review and provided pictorial representations and an overall assessment of each room in relation to conformance to now current TIA standards and NFPA-70. In addition, NIS noted discrepancies and provided recommendations to bring each location to conformance.

NIS also reviewed and updated the District’s current telecommunication standards to bring them current with code requirements of the local AHJ in terms of life safety, nationally recognized standards (TIA), green initiatives, and locally accepted best practices for technology deployment in educational environments.


"NIS is a passionate team of professionals that we consider more as a partner in our work, than just a vendor. After working with NIS for more than a decade, I would highly recommend their expertise in many areas from network infrastructure and wireless projects to upgrading our Data Center to current standards.  We have hired NIS for various projects and have found that from planning to integrating, their experience and expertise complements our internal staff to deliver high-value services to our school district, every time."

"The background and knowledge they can bring to the table, especially when it comes to working in the field of education with network telecommunications, is far superior to any other consulting company I have worked with."
Karl Grandlund Jr., Beaverton School District 
"NIS is more than a consultant the college hires to assist with various projects. They have become a partner who understands Portland Community College and participates with the best interest of PCC in mind."
"When we started exploring a possible purchase of VoIP systems, we found the process and information to be very overwhelming. We cannot thank you enough for the assistance of NIS, and the work of Mike and Diane, in particular, in helping us navigate these complicated waters."
Janice R. Morgan, Executive Director,  Legal Aid Services of Oregon


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