TAPD is excited to announce the launch of our FREE online courses delivered via Canvas!

We currently have two courses available:

Wired Networking: This course is designed to help professionals in PK-12 educational environments learn the essentials and expand on existing knowledge to understand Wired Networking including Network Fundamentals, WAN and LAN Topologies, Quality of Service, Security for Wired Networks, Diagnostic Tools and Proactive Strategies

Procurement Practices:  This course addresses the fundamentals of technology procurement, including the requirements and legal aspects of technology procurement; when formal bidding is required; contract code details for formal, informal and non-bidding procurement; and the knowledge to avoid bid-splitting.

Do you want to enroll? Click the link below to sign up.​

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Program Background

AB104 was included in the 2015-16 California budget bill and appropriated one-time funds for professional development and technical assistance within K-12 schools.  K12HSN was selected to help organize this important work in a way that leverages existing resources and partners. The Technical Assistance and Professional Development (TAPD) program, as you will find in the Budget Bill Language, highlights the importance of IT support and network management for schools and districts.

Domains of Focus


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


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 subsidy programs such as E-rate (Federal) and CTF (California).

Diagnostic Tools

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. The issues to be addressed cannot be defined as one single problem and indeed, the solutions require that each agency accessing service from the program be able to get what they need. It is not possible to design an effective program using a "cookie cutter" plan or with the idea that one size fits all.

Please visit the TAPD Website for more information: www.k12tapd.org.

Contact Us
Questions related to the TAPD program may be directed to the K-12 High Speed Network.

Phone: (760) 312-6158
Email: tapd@k12hsn.org