District Operations

Technology Audits & Assessments

An Outside Perspective on Internal Systems

Whether you’re a administrator or a technology leader, charting a course for smooth, reliable technology usage can be challenging if you don’t know where you’re starting from.

Our hands-on technology assessment can help your school or district achieve its long-term utilization goals by highlighting potential improvements in infrastructure management, deployment, and prioritization.

All audits are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Interested districts are encouraged to reach out as soon as possible to obtain timely support.

Why Work with Us

Expert Guidance

From initial discovery to post-assessment support, you’ll be working with experts who have been in your shoes and understand the stakes of a modern K-12 technology environment.

No-Cost Solution

Save your budget for other priorities. The LTC provides free district technology assessments to Illinois public school districts, funded by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Customized Solutions

Our tailored recommendations align with your institution’s specific needs, ensuring relevant and impactful technology upgrades.

Ongoing Support

Our commitment to your institution’s success extends beyond a single assessment, with resources and further guidance available as your goals evolve and grow.

Our Audit Methodology

From an initial discussion to a final, customized report, our team will stick with you as you grow your understanding of your institution’s technology ecosystem.

  1. Initial Discovery Call: We begin with an in-person or virtual discovery call, typically via Zoom, to understand your specific needs, both immediate and long-term. This step includes an overview of our assessment process and establishing a timeline for your technology upgrade project.
  2. On-Site Discovery Visit: Our team conducts on-site visits to evaluate your network infrastructure hands-on. The number of visits depends on your district’s size, supplemented by follow-up communications to detail your network’s current condition and operational standards.
  3. Customized Assessment Document: After a thorough evaluation, we provide a tailored upgrade plan. This document includes an assessment of your current technology infrastructure, curated recommendations for improvements based on best practices, and a project guide to initiate your upgrade efforts.
  4. Ongoing Support: We ensure continuous support through follow-up communications and/or visits, offering further evaluation and guidance upon request.

Audit Deliverables

Our holistic technology audits cover various areas crucial for learning and daily operations, including:

  • Identifying outdated hardware/software posing security/compatibility risks.
  • Improving user experience across Wi-Fi, firewall/filtering, hardware, and more.
  • Technology inventory, Google Workspace administration, server deployment, etc.
  • Network design and topology enhancements.
  • Guidance on SOPPA compliance and prioritizing improvements based on impact.
  • Resources for professional development, E-Rate, and purchasing.