In order to identify areas of technical professional development, K12HSN deployed a needs assessment survey to COE and district technology leaders around the state of California in March, 2016.

Based on those survey results, we identified four areas of need centering around network management.  

  • Network Management

       Design, implementation, management and maintenance of local area and wide area networks through wired

       and wireless connections.

  • Security

       Proactive protection of data privacy, student information systems and core services from theft, damage and 

       disruption through hardware, software and the Internet.

       The acquisition of services, products and contracts, including through federal (E-rate) and state (CTF) subsidy


       Active monitoring and diagnostic tools aimed at helping technologists manage, maintain and protect their

       systems and evaluate usage, bottlenecks, and threats.

The plan to deliver statewide support to school districts and county offices of education in their efforts to manage the networks essential to effective operations will consist of a number of different services being delivered by the K-12 High Speed Network and a number of its partners.