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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

Benefits:

  • 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.

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