Part 2: Create/Update the Technology Plan
Broad Based Support
School Administration - Serves as a communication liaison between the teachers and theTechnology department and are responsible for monitoring local technology issues at theschool level.
Technology Department - Responsible for all technology issues at the district level. Dutiesinclude installation and maintenance, purchasing, hardware/software approval, and monitoringassets. They also have to keep up with the trends in the industry that dictates educationalchange.School Board - Responsible for allocating funds and provides support for the technologydepartment.
After reviewing school inventories, and compiling data, the district found that computers
were modern adequately distributed in all schools. Although some computers are over five
years old, these units still fit the definition of modern and have enough RAM to adequately
run the application currently in use. The district has replaced all operating systems with
Windows 2000 or XP however Vista must be rolled out by the end of 2009 to support the new
version of Office. Funding the upgrade from Office 2003 to 2007 will be a huge expense but
it mandatory as students and employers continue to use the new version. Training will also
need to be addressed in 2008 since the changes are so drastic. In the meantime, the district
has installed the compatibility module on all computers.Media centers are quickly becoming the hub for technology integration in the schools. Mediaspecialists have been working tirelessly to provide research skills at all grade levels. The districtneeds to make all book collections available to all schools for intra-library loans. There is also aneed for audio enhancement in each classroom. New technologies such as pod casting andtablets will be placed in media centers for checkout until the technology becomes main streamat the school.Employee access to technology at the school-level is sufficient. Custodian and campus policeofficers use computers regularly to check email and enter time sheets. The technology availableto the Central Office support staff is outdated and needs to be replaced in many departments.Employees also need access to the student information system and human resources/financeapplication 24/7/365. Establishing this employee portal is scheduled to be complete in Augustof 2009.