PK-12 education is the foundation from which all else is built. If the base is solid, everything else has a better chance of standing up to tough times. Education at this time is a critical component to continued excellence in our cities, our states, and our country.
At MGT of America we recognize that simple fact and are committed to provide PK-12 services that help to ensure that solid foundation remains strong. With over 25 years of practice experience, MGT of America is arguably the nation’s leading educational consulting practice with the depth of knowledge our clients need to solve problems.
WHAT WE DO
Facilities and Master Planning
MGT offers comprehensive services to assist in developing facilities master plans. This process often requires the development of multiple scenarios in order to determine the most efficient and effective plan within the budget available. Plan components typically include:
- School closures
- Building new schools
- Changing grade configurations
- Aligning space to educational program offerings
- Changing attendance boundaries
- Policy changes that affect school facilities
- Budget estimates (capital & operational)
- Planning for special program schools
MGT has also developed an assessment tool called BASYS® that evaluates facilities and their condition in four key areas:
- Physical Condition
- Grounds (Exterior) Condition
- Educational Suitability
- Technology Readiness
BASYS® is customizable to your district’s unique needs and can be used as a budgeting tool for capital improvements that identifies the approximate cost of repairs and renovations and ranks the relative need among buildings and building systems. Click here to find out more about our facilities and master planning services.
At MGT of America we have provided unparalleled expertise to school districts, regional service centers, and state education agencies across the country. In this new reality where many districts must do more with less, we work to help our clients develop more streamlined business processes by leveraging technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations. This becomes more important as many look to find ways to handle funding reduction.
MGT team members have direct experience as superintendents, administrators, and teachers and utilize proven methodologies to tailor solutions to meet our client’s specific needs. We bring a distinct combination of exceptional consulting skills, sensible industry knowledge and experience to every one of our engagements.
Services we offer include:
- Technology Audits
- Benchmark Studies
- Rate Methodology Reviews
- Project and Program Management
- IT Organizational Change Implementation and Management
- Technology Strategic Planning
- Information Security Consulting and Expert Witness Services
Click here to find out more about our technology services.
Performance Review and Program Evaluation Studies
Our team of experts has extensive experience in conducting such evaluations and our evaluators follow the standards set by the American Evaluation Association. Our professionals offer our clients an understanding of how sound business practices are applied, and we design our recommendations for improvement based on our long history of performing such evaluations.
Services we provide include:
- Longitudinal Evaluations
- Stakeholder Surveys
- Web-based Data Collection Systems
- Management and Performance Evaluations
- Education, Program, and Policy Analyses
At MGT, our experts utilize design standards that evaluate the outcomes based on processes using quantitative and qualitative data. We work hard to ensure that whatever the outcome, we offer solutions that make a difference to our clients. Click here to find out more about Performance Review and Program Evaluation Studies at MGT.
Using our copyrighted study guidelines to address all school district operations, our experts provide creative, practical solutions to challenges our education clients face.
Our efficiency review reports are data-driven with specific recommendations, commendations, implementation strategies and timelines, best practices, and five-year fiscal impacts.
Services we provide include:
- Cost Containment
- Funding Allocation
- Funding Formulas
- Performance Measurement
- Policy Analysis
- Resource Allocation
Our experts visit school district central office and school sites, perform peer comparisons, and conduct staff/teacher surveys and public forums. Our nationwide experience, best practice data base, copyrighted guidelines, and solid recommendations save Pre-K and K-12 school districts time and money. Our methodology is extensive and our web-based data collection systems provide state, regional, and school district decision makers with the information they need to assess programs and their costs. To find out more about our costing services Click here.
A disparity study provides a school or district with the evidence, in accordance with current case law, to determine whether remedial programs for racial or gender discrimination are appropriate.
MGT touts one of the nation's strongest disparity study practices, and has the expertise to navigate the complexities and challenges involved in producing an accurate and valid disparity study. Having completed over 125 disparity studies across the United States, our team of experts are well versed and navigate our clients through the first steps of a study to the last steps of implementation. Click here for more information about our disparity services.
LAY THE FOUNDATION
Our experts have over 25 years in the field and have experience as teachers, principals, superintendents, and statewide administrators. We understand the intricate challenges faced by our clients so we work to ensure our recommendations are grounded in real-world experience with one goal in mind: achieving results. In the end we help school lay the foundations to achieving greater productivity, enhancing effectiveness, and increasing efficiency. Contact us today to learn more.