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I. INTRODUCTION:   -Cover Page    -Committee     -District Description & Mission     -Technology Vision


When creating or revising your district technology plan, be sure to include essential identifying information on the cover and introductory pages:

Cover Page

Name of School District

SAU Number

Starting and Ending Year of the Plan
(Plan should be no more than a 3 year period)

Date of Plan

School Board Approved on (date)

The plan should have official School Board approval. You may include a letter or notation indicating the document has been approved by the School Board, providing the date on which it was approved.


Tech Plan Committee

The technology plan should indicate committee members' names, their position and/or the stakeholder group they represent.

For example:

  • Susan Afshourian, Principal, Sunny Side Elementary
  • Walter Zellwiger, School Board Member
  • Alfonso Franks, Grade 6 Teacher
  • Haleh Trasker, Library Media Specialist

This is a group of stakeholders from the school district which should not only be representative of a particular viewpoint, but also acting in the capacity of liaison between the technology planning committee and their constituents.

More ideas:

  • Keep committee size manageable (under 12)

  • Committee should be a subset of larger local educational improvement plan (LEIP) committee

  • Committee should have technology savvy teachers, parents, etc. as well as non-technology oriented members.


Description of the District and Its Mission

A mission statement provides a succinct descriptive paragraph of what a community believes is its role in pursuing its vision of education. The mission statement should be the same as or similar to the mission statement included in a school district local educational improvement plan (LEIP or DEIP). This is not just a mission statement about technology, but rather a broad district level statement.

The mission statement should be accompanied by a description of the district, including demographics of the community and the schools. A few sentences with census and other data will help provide the context for this section. For example:

The Evergreen School District consists of three schools, grades K - 12. Student enrollment as of December 2003 totaled XXX. Evergreen belongs to School Administrative Unit #999, with administrative offices in Green City. The towns of Berne, West Berne, and Knox also belong to SAU 999. All of these towns are located in the XXX region of the state. According to the NH State Data Center, the actual census for the town of Evergreen in 1990 was X,XXX. The projected census for the year 2000 is XX,XXX.

In the past, Evergreen was characterized as a rural community with a stable population of families who had roots in this town. More recently the town's population has changed to include more professional people who come from many walks of life and different parts of the country.


Technology Vision

The technology vision statement provides a clear, concise, and realistic statement of the future. The vision statement gives a methodology for how technology will support the school district mission. Some of the questions to consider when formulating the vision statement include the following:

  • How will technology help you to get there?
  • In what ways does technology help you accomplish your mission?
  • What does the future learning environment in your district look like?




Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval:


  • The plan must include an evaluation process that enables the school to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise.

Tech Plan Examples:



Last update: December 2, 2013