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Do you have a comprehensive strategic technology plan to ensure your systems best meet your needs — today and into the future? With our combined K-12 and technology expertise, we offer you solutions to help you work more efficiently and support innovative approaches to teaching and learning as you face pressure to improve student outcomes with less funding.

We can help you meet the increasing demand for connectivity from your faculty, staff, and students. We don't sell hardware or software, so you can depend on us for objective, unbiased advice and valuable insights to help you meet your objectives.

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Technology strategies for school districts

How technology can transform your school district image
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Education and technology: Are you making the right investments?
An IT assessment takes a deep dive into your people, processes, and technology and can positively impact teaching, learning, and research. Here's why you should have one and how to find the right partner.
Judy Wright
Article November 28, 2017 4 min read

The technology imperative
Staying ahead of the curve in the classroom

Managing risk in school districts

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Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
Sarah Pavelek
Article June 14, 2017 4 min read
SOC for cybersecurity
Raj Patel
Article May 31, 2017 1 min read
Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article April 25, 2017 3 min read
Hiring cybersecurity talent? Five things you should know
Sarah Pavelek
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read

K12 Technology Thought Leadership

  • Information security trends for K-12
    Join us as we discuss an overview of information security trends and events facing K-12 institutions. We'll examine the rise of security breaches and identify the steps you can take to protect your organization.
    Webinar June 25, 2015 57 min watch
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  • Data center design standards
    IT systems are critical for the day-to-day operations of today’s organizations. Typically, IT systems within an organization are housed at a centralized location often referred to as the “server room” or the “data center.”
    Whitepaper February 11, 2013 14 min read
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  • Moving to the cloud doesn’t mean outsourcing your security controls
    You don’t have to look far to find an article extoling the benefits of cloud computing. After all, by sharing information technology (IT) resources in the cloud, businesses and government agencies of all sizes can leverage their people more effectively.
    Joseph Oleksak Judy Wright Sri Chalasani
    Whitepaper January 24, 2013 15 min read
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  • Five benefits of shared services in K12
    As school districts try to reduce costs, many are considering collaborations to enhance their non-instructional functions and services. A shared-service model can help.
    Judy Wright Melissa Miller
    Article June 06, 2016 2 min read
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  • New ideas for K-12: It is a celebration of innovation in the K-12 community
    There could be a woe-is-me feeling in the K-12 community.
    Whitepaper August 20, 2015 50 min read
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  • Protect your institution by managing risk
    There are ongoing threats specific to your higher education institution. Explore the world of risk management and the risk factors you should be mitigating now.
    Webinar May 07, 2015 75 min watch
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  • Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
    Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
    Sarah Pavelek
    Article June 14, 2017 4 min read
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  • With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
    Will implementing the new standard require significant time and strategic thinking? Yes. But in the in the process, you could uncover solutions for improving your business model.
    Shelly Gower
    Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
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  • Information security breach: It can happen to you
    Article July 13, 2015 3 min read
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  • Five steps to effectively manage risk
    Shared understanding of the particular risks to your higher education institution and its operations is critical among campus leadership and decision makers. These five steps can help you get to consensus and create a risk management plan.
    Donna Freddolino Jeff Wright
    Article June 01, 2017 3 min read
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Our clients say

I can’t say enough good things about the team, they are incredible to work with, and they are very diligent and very detailed. I have worked with a ton of consultants, and what I appreciated most was that Plante Moran never acted like outside consultants. They truly became part of our family, and they took ownership and felt a great deal of responsibility for successful outcomes along with us. I knew we weren’t alone, we were truly partners.

Tammy Evans Assistant Superintendent and Chief Information Officer, Oakland Schools

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ERP software solution for 21-district-consortium
21-district-consortim of K-12 schools is unified following in-depth ERP system selection and implementation, which provides improvements on data collection and regulatory reporting.
Case Study December 20, 2016 3 min read
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Technology assessment for large school district
Comprehensive needs assessment and gap analysis help large school district determine requirements, select, and implement a new student information system.
Case Study September 28, 2016 3 min read

Our Team

Our team is dedicated to serving education clients, and has a deep understanding of school district functions and the issues that are important to them. We draw upon all of this experience to provide a “best practice” solution that is tailored to your district’s unique needs. We have experience with all aspects of assessing, selecting, and implementing administrative systems, and we’ve helped individual districts form collaborations to share systems across multiple districts.

We can provide enrollment projections, facility assessments, bond planning and owner’s representation services to help you plan for the future facility and technology needs of your district.