Any investment you make in your network infrastructure should be driven by the learning objectives you’ve set. Creating a plan for your network upgrade begins with understanding how your network will be used over the next 3–5 years to advance teaching, learning, and school administration.

Setting goals should be a community-wide process, with input from students, teachers, parents, and administrative staff. If you don’t already have a forward-looking strategic plan in place or if it needs to be updated, use surveys, focus groups and a strategic planning committee. Be sure to include representation from all stakeholder groups to set your vision and identify your goals.

Download this step-by-step guide to planning a network infrastructure to help you achieve your learning objectives.

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