The Office of Technology Services coordinates many special projects on behalf of the Montgomery County School Districts. A few of these services are listed below.

 

Consultation, Staffing and Leadership

Our staff can assist with the technology planning process and may serve on planning committees at district’s request. The director and other technology staff are readily available to support local school district initiatives, as needed. We are available to fill short-term and long-term vacancies in any area of technology.

eBay Auction Service

eBay is a great tool for auctioning obsolete equipment for a school district. TIS will coordinate all aspects of the online posting and will also pack and ship the item to the winning bidder. View items up for auction.

eRate

eRate is a federal program for schools and libraries that provides a discount on telecommunications and Internet services. TIS can complete the entire application process from bid to reimbursement.

PowerSchool Student Information System Consortium

MCIU partnered with Pearson in 2007 to provide licensing, implementation, support, hosting, and training for the PowerSchool Student Information System. Districts can save money and receive local support by purchasing through this partnership.

Project Management Services

For those technology initiatives that require more in-depth planning, control, and execution, we offer project management services. Utilizing the latest project management methodologies, tools, and techniques, we can help complete your project on time, within budget, and exceed your stakeholder expectations. The cost for this service will be quoted, based on the specific requirements of the project. Initial consultations are provided free of charge.

Technology Planning

Technology staff can facilitate the technology planning process as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 

Technology Program Evaluations

MCIU’s Technology Evaluation Process is designed to help districts assess the quality and effectiveness of technology programs, and generate information to assist with decision making regarding infrastructure, integration, and professional development.