A comprehensive review of your school district's Information Technology
The School District IT Analysis is an objective third-party audit of your district's existing Information Technology (IT) strategies and capabilities. For many VARtek customers over the past 20 years, the School District IT Analysis has been an eye-opening experience because of the opportunities realized to help the school district save IT costs, improve IT performance, incorporate innovation, and increase utilization in the classroom and curriculum.
STEP 1 :: Strategy & Innovation Review
VARtek will review your current IT strategy, your philosophy, and your vision for technology in the classroom. This will become the framework of the School District IT Analysis.
VARtek's Strategy Review
STEP 2 :: Needs Analysis of Principals, Teachers, & Board Members
In VARtek's experience, the best way to capture the true "pulse" of the perception of IT in the district is to go straight to the source. Input from district administrative staff, teaching staff, and board members often helps guide curricular and strategic IT decisions.
VARtek will develop, schedule and conduct in-depth face-to-face listening sessions.
In addition, VARtek will conduct an online staff survey to measure the daily impact IT has on teaching and student learning to ensure that all staff members have an opportunity to provide valuable feedback.
STEP 3 :: Financial Analysis of Current IT Operations
VARtek will work with the district’s financial personnel to capture data that will provide an in-depth understanding of the district’s total IT spend and return on investment.
The analysis will include a comparison to similar districts, industry benchmarks, recommendations, and best practices.
Discovering Ancillary Costs
VARtek’s report will also reveal the ancillary costs associated with your IT, such as benefits packages to employees, maintenance of equipment acquired through grants or donations, and repairs and warranty service.
STEP 4 :: Infrastructure & Inventory Analysis
VARtek will collect data on the district’s IT inventory and infrastructure, creating reports on the following components:
A team of VARtek technicians will gather detailed information.
STEP 5 :: Analysis of the Current IT Staff
You must have a staff with the comprehensive skill sets to serve the variety of challenges your school district faces every day. The efficiency of your administration and the education of your students depend on it.
We will assess your current IT support and administrative staff for technical skills, training, project management, and soft skills.
VARtek team members are professionally trained and certified in the following areas: