Buildout and Support for a Charter School
Situation: A local charter school was preparing to open a new facility in Dearborn, Michigan. Very little technical infrastructure existed in the new building.
Solution: Macro Connect worked closely with the management company and school administration to plan and implement a technology environment that supports learning and helps simplify administrative reporting. Projects included:
- Creating a technology plan
- Assisting with applications for Department of Education start-up grant funding
- Specifying and ordering hardware and software
- Working closely with vendors to complete wiring and other infrastructure projects
- Implementing file and mail servers, fi rewalls, and workstations
- Designing and implementing custom mobile computer labs that include rolling carts with laptops, wireless internet access, printers, and charging stations
- Assisting with the selection and implementation of PowerSchool, a School Information System
- Facilitating the implementation of Plato software and supporting the process of training staff
- Performing regular maintenance of technology infrastructure and
- Providing ongoing on-site and remote technical and end-user support for infrastructure and software applications
- Macro Connect can become the single source of contact for all the IT needs of a school.
- We can provide a turnkey solution for new schools. We can assist with everything from planning to implementation and ongoing support.
- We have extensive web based tools for providing remote support. We are also committed to providing excellent on-site support through regularly scheduled visits and timely emergency service.
- Macro Connect utilizes an advanced web-based task management system to help better manage your IT budget. School administrators submit and manage tasks for the technical team.
- We have a Federal SPIN number and can bid on projects funded under USAC grants.
PowerSchool is a copyright of Pearson Education, Inc. and is not a product of Macro Connect. Plato is a copyright of Plato Learning and is not a product of Macro Connect.