8.1.1 Access to Technology (Required) Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs 1. All students, Using lifecycle Complete annual Maintain and Technology 2006-2007 $303,000 teachers, staff, and management, hardware upgrades, update school Director, School Year administrators will deploy current and modernization, and system computer Administrators, have effective and safe standardized growth activities as inventory to School 2007-2008 $303,000 access to Internet, hardware and needed and reflect hardware Technology School Year email, web services, software in each scheduled. and software Committees, & and other computer school and central upgrades, Superintendent 2008-2009 $303,000 technologies to office to enable and modernization, School Year enhance learning and promote safe and & growth. Local General communications. effective (15%), Local utilization. Complete annual Evaluate CIPA SPLOST (80%), software upgrades, requirements vs and Erate (5%) Provides direct & Modern & up-to- modernization, and deployed funds indirect support of date hardware & growth activities as capabilities on district’s school software will needed and quarterly basis. Computer improvement/ improve & enhance scheduled. hardware upgrades, accountability plan: administrator, modernization, and --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, teacher, parent, & Deploy, maintain growth will be &9 student end user & update Internet provided by Local --Goal 2 & Obj 4 online experiences & Email Project plan General and Local --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, with key initiatives capabilities on an milestone SPLOST funds. 9, such as pre & post annual basis to completion & 10 testing/assessments ensure a safe tracking. Internet , online test learning connections access preparation, and environment. will be provided by distance learning. Erate funds Proactively work through State Provide adequate with State DOE to Consortium Internet access to address inadequate Project plan effectively meet all Internet bandwidth milestone Email will be district requirements completion provided by Local instructional & tracking. General fund or administrative applied using Erate needs. Conduct annual funds assessment of Continue to firewall and email maintain content filter & Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs compliance with email anti Project plan the Child Internet spam/virus milestone Protection Act capabilities. completion (CIPA) tracking. 2. All students, Expand current and Complete new Maintain and Technology 2006-2007 $3,500 teachers, staff, parents, standardized wireless upgrades, update school Director, School Year & $75,000 and administrators will wireless access for modernization, and system computer Administrators, be able to utilize mobile computers growth annual inventory to School 2007-2008 $3,500 wireless workstations in each school and activities as needed reflect wireless Technology School Year & $75,000 to augment or in lieu central office to and scheduled. additions. Committees, & of hardwired maximize and Superintendent 2008-2009 $3,500 workstations for access promote the School Year & $75,000 to Internet, email, and potential uses of web services to wireless Local General, enhance learning and technology. Local SPLOST, communications. Title I, & Title II-D Wireless access Federal funds Provides direct & will improve & indirect support of enhance $3,500 Per Year district’s school administrator, Expands Wireless improvement/ teacher, parent, & Access accountability plan: student end user --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, online experiences $75,000 Per Year &9 with key initiatives Increases # of --Goal 2 & Obj 4 such as pre & post Wireless Laptops --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, testing/assessments Annually Search 9, , online test and compete for & 10 preparation, and grants such as Title distance learning. IID Ed Tech Competitive Grant. Proactively seek additional grant opportunities to increase wireless capabilities to aid in the creation and expansion of 1-to-1 student-to- computer learning Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs environments in each school. 3. All students, Establish and Complete annual Establish & Technology 2006-2007 $4000 teachers, staff, and maintain cable TV additions, maintain school Director, School Year administrators will and computer modifications, & inventories to Administrators, have access to cable integration changes as reflect upgrades School 2007-2008 $4000 TV for current events capabilities in each scheduled. and additions. Technology School Year and existing & Committees, & educational/instruction additional Complete annual Superintendent 2008-2009 $4000 al programming along classroom as computer/TV School Year with computer/TV required. integration as Local General & integration to enhance scheduled. Federal Title II–D instruction. Provide cable TV funds and computer Complete annual Provides direct & integration for 8 wiring installations indirect support of new PCES as scheduled. district’s school classrooms for improvement/ 2006/ 2007 school accountability plan: year. --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1 & 8 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 8.1.2 Instructional Uses of Technology (Required) Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs 4. Teachers will utilize Establish a knowledge All teachers will Results Technology 2006-2007 $10,000 technology-based baseline of each teacher’s be evaluated tracking. Director, School Year applications to aid in technology skills, which annually to (Jul-Aug) Administrator student instruction and will be utilized to determine basic, s, School 2007-2008 $10,000 achievement. determine the type of intermediate, or Technology School Year training needed to advanced Committees, Provides direct & enhance their technology technology & 2008-2009 $10,000 indirect support of skills & aid in student instruction & Superintenden School Year district’s school instruction. communication t Local General, improvement/ skills. State Professional accountability plan: Provide necessary Learning, Federal --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, instructional technology Over the three Title I, Title II-A, &9 skills to effectively utilize year period: & Title II-D funds --Goal 2 & Obj 4 & support key initiatives --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, such as pre & post 100% of the Training 9, testing/assessments, teachers will completion & 10 online test preparation, achieve a basic tracking. and distance learning. technology skills (Sep-Jun) certification. Establish increased awareness of student 75% of the Training technological literacy teachers will completion needs at each grade level. achieve tracking. advanced. (Sep-Jun) Establish proactive communications between 50% of the Training parent & teacher via email teachers will completion & web pages on student achieve tracking. assignments & progress. advanced (Sep-Jun) technology skills certification. 5. All students will Establish and support a Club sponsors Completion Technology 2006-2007 $3,000 have the opportunity to technology club in each selected for each tracking. Director, School Year join and participate in school to engage students school annually. (Jul-Aug) School a technology club in in the school’s day-to-day Technology 2007-2008 $3000 their school to learn technology activities (i.e. Clubs Committees, School Year more about technical trouble resolution & user operational & Clubs Administrator aspects of technology training/support). functioning Established. s, & 2008-2009 $3000 Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs and potential annually at each (Sep) Superintenden School Year applications. school. t Local General Funds Provides direct & Clubs involved Quarterly indirect support of and helping to review of district’s school support school activities and improvement/ technologies. effectiveness. accountability plan: (Oct-Jun) --Goal 1 & Obj 8 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 8 & 9 6. Teachers will Expand teacher access to Lesson plans & Maintain and Technology 2006-2007 $16,000 provide more effective roll-about carts with observations on update school Director, School Year classroom instruction computers and projectors annual basis system School by using technology to for classroom instruction. reflect increased computer Technology 2007-2008 $16,000 access additional usage of inventory to Committees, School Year educational materials, Establish 21st century technology. reflect laptop & Administrator programs, and classrooms in each school projector s, & 2008-2009 $16,000 information while which will include: additions. Superintenden School Year utilizing new and --mounted projector (Jul-Jun) t Local General, different ways of --active projection Local SPLOST, classroom delivery. board Twice a year and Federal Title I --student slate board review with funds Provides direct & --student voting/ action plans to indirect support of response system increase district’s school --overhead visual utilization. improvement/ presenter (Dec & Jun) accountability plan: --enhanced sound --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, Over the next Completion &9 three years as tracking. --Goal 2 & Obj 4 part of annual (Jul-Aug) computer modernization, change teacher workstations from desktops to laptops to facilitate technological instruction. Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs Establish (2) Completion classrooms per tracking. school per year (Jul-Aug) to improve identified student instructional needs. 7. All teachers will Provide qualified Two additional Monthly Technology 2006-2007 $80,000 have access to instructional technology qualified activity log Director, School Year instructional specialists to train and technical review & Administrator technology specialists assist teachers to specialists hired analysis for s, & 2007-2008 $80,000 to assist with the effectively utilize or outsourced utilization & Superintenden School Year integration of technology in their annually. effectiveness. t technology into the classroom instruction. (Aug-May) 2008-2009 $80,000 classroom, lesson School Year plans, and curriculums. Local General and ** Federal Title I funds Provides direct & indirect support of district’s school improvement/ accountability plan: --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, &9 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 8.1.3 Administrative Uses of Technology (Required) Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs 8. Administrators and staff Establish a All Results tracking. Technology 2006-2007 $5,000 will use technology knowledge baseline administrators (Jul-Aug) Director, School Year applications to assess of each will be evaluated Administrat report, improve, and administrator’s annually to ors, & 2007-2008 $5,000 communicate student technology skills, determine basic, Superintend School Year achievement. which will be utilized intermediate, or ent to determine the type advanced skills 2008-2009 $5,000 Provides direct & indirect of training needed to School Year support of district’s school enhance their Local General, improvement/ technology skills. State Professional accountability plan: 100% of the Training Development, and --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 Provide necessary administrators completion Federal Title II-A --Goal 2 & Obj 4 personal productivity will achieve a tracking. funds --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, to effectively utilize basic technology (Sep-Jun) & 10 & support progress skills reporting & tracking certification. of key initiatives such as student pre & post 50% of the Training testing & analysis, administrators completion teacher performance, will achieve tracking. district’s school intermediate (Sep-Jun) improvement/account technology skills ability plan, certification. community & parental 25% of the Training communications administrators completion will achieve tracking. advanced (Sep-Jun) technology skills certification. 9. Administrators, staff, Administrators, staff, All school SASI Training Technology 2006-2007 $10,000 and teachers will increase and teachers will system personnel Plan with Director, School Year utilization of School receive additional will be provided milestone Administrat Administration Student training to maximize additional completion ors, & 2007-2008 $10,000 Information (SASI) system. effective uses of the training annually tracking. Superintend School Year SASI to address such on various (Jul-Jun) ent Provides direct & indirect areas as system uses. 2008-2009 $10,000 Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs support of district’s school demographics, School Year improvement/ grades, special needs, Local General, accountability plan: attendance, & State Staff --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 discipline. Professional --Goal 2 & Obj 4 Development, and --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, Federal Title II-A & 10 & Title II-D funds 10. All board members, Maintain school Complete new Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $2,500 administrators, staff, and system wide email system milestone Director & School Year One-Time System teachers will continue to system to reduce enhancements completion Superintend Upgrade have access to an up-to- and/or eliminate and training on tracking. ent 2007-2008 date email system to telephone tag, voice annual basis as (Jul-Jun) School Year Local General fund facilitate interaction, mail, busy signals, scheduled. teamwork, collaboration, and overall 2008-2009 planning, and frustration in not School Year communications. being able to reach someone and to better Provides direct & indirect communicate support of district’s school upcoming activities. improvement/ accountability plan: Continue to utilize --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 email to increase --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, communications with & 10 parents & community 8.1.4 Parent/Community Uses of Technology (Required) Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs 11. Parents, business Maintain an Integrated web Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $5,000 partners/leaders, and integrated school team advisory team milestone Director, School Year community members will system web site, and individual completion Web communicate and interact incorporating school working tracking Coordinator, 2007-2008 $5,000 with board members, individual school teams established School School Year administrators, staff, and web sites, to provide & functioning. Technology teachers via the Internet a unified/common Committees, 2008-2009 $5,000 using email and web sites look and feel, Secure web tools Administrat School Year to gain access to school information for working teams ors, & Local General & system information, school consistency from & complete Superintend Erate funds activities, and student school to school, and training. ent achievements. is easy to use. All monthly work Provides direct & indirect assignments support of district’s school completed in improvement/ accordance with accountability plan: project plan. --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1 & 8 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 12. Parents can access and Provide web Annual parental Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $5,000 receive their respective capability to enable access training milestone Director, School Year child’s grades, progress parental access to completed as completion School reports, and report cards student record scheduled. tracking. Technology 2007-2008 $5000 electronically over the information (SASI). (Aug-May) Committees, School Year Internet. Administrat Enable teachers and Annual teacher & ors, & 2008-2009 $5000 Provides direct & indirect administrators to administrator Superintend School Year support of district’s school email student training completed ent Local General and improvement/ progress reports to as scheduled. Federal Title II-D accountability plan: parents. funds --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 8.1.5 System Readiness for Technology (Required) Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs 13. All school system Provided Microsoft Maintain annual Annual review Technology 2006-2007 $45,000 personnel and students will Office personal contract. & renewal. Director & School Year have access to a common productivity tools to (Feb) Superintend set of software tools to board members, ent 2007-2008 $45,000 facilitate communications administrators, staff, School Year and enhance instruction. and teachers. 2008-2009 $45,000 Provides direct & indirect School Year support of district’s school Local General fund improvement/ accountability plan: --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 14. Improve performance Establish faster, more Increase the use of Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $15,000 and reliability of school reliable switching milestone Director & School Year system data & voice communications technology while completion Superintend technology with minimal infrastructure reducing/ tracking ent 2007-2008 $15,000 service interruption. communications in eliminating the use (Jul-Jun) School Year all buildings. of hub technology. Provides direct & indirect 2008-2009 $15,000 support of district’s school Develop & School Year improvement/ implement 3-5 year Local General & accountability plan: school system SPLOST funds --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 lifecycle server --Goal 2 & Obj 4 plan. --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 15. All building expansion Expand school Designed & Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $30,000 will be completed on time system voice & data installed annually milestone Director, School Year and in accordance with communications as scheduled. completion School specifications to infrastructure to tracking Technology 2007-2008 $30,000 accommodate student accommodate (Jul-Jun) Committees, School Year growth. additional Administrat classrooms. ors, & 2008-2009 $30,000 Provides direct & indirect Superintend School Year support of district’s school ent Local General, improvement/ Local SPLOST, Goal Strategy Benchmarks Evaluation Plan * Responsibility Timeframe Budget Meets Improvement Needs accountability plan: Local Bond --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 Construction, and --Goal 2 & Obj 4 Erate funds --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 To Be Erate Requested Not Yet Approved 16. All school system Provide data wiring Designed & Project plan Technology 2006-2007 $3,000 computers will have LAN infrastructure to installed annually milestone Director, School Year access to maximize support LAN as scheduled. completion School functionality, enable connectivity where tracking. Technology 2007-2008 $3,000 remote support, and needed in all school (Jul-Jun) Committees, School Year increase educational uses system locations. Administrat for students, teachers, staff, ors, & 2008-2009 $3,000 & administrators. Superintend School ent Local General fund Provides direct & indirect support of district’s school improvement/ accountability plan: --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 17. All school system Provide quality Additional Trouble ticket Technology 2006-2007 $60,000 personnel and students will trouble resolution qualified technical review & Director, School Year have access to trained support during school support person analysis for School technical support personnel system operating hired or outsourced effectiveness. Technology 2007-2008 $60,000 to resolve technology hours. annually. (Jul-Jun) Committees, School Year problems in a timely Administrat manner. ors, & 2008-2009 $60,000 Superintend School Year Provides direct & indirect ent Local General fund support of district’s school improvement/ accountability plan: --Goal 1 & Obj’s 1, 8, & 9 --Goal 2 & Obj 4 --Goal 5 & Obj’s 6, 8, 9, & 10 * Analysis of system standardized test scores will be used to determine how the technology plan’s successes have affected the system level goals for student achievement and technology literacy. The Student Services Department and Technology Committee will review this data annually.