Buildout & Support for

a Charter School 

A Macro Connect Education Case Study.

PROBLEM

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

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Macro Connect can become the single source of contact for all the IT needs of a school.
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We can provide a turnkey solution for new schools. We can assist with everything from planning to implementation and ongoing support.
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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.
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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.
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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.

“On an annual basis, we sit down with Macro Connect and review what our current and future needs are.  Macro Connect works with us to make sure we are ahead of the curve to properly preserve and protect our data and so that our firm is working efficiently from a technological standpoint.  The annual audit as well as Macro Connect’s response time has been invaluable to our firm.”
Patricia Nemeth

President, Nemeth Law, P.C.

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