Information and Technology Plan Certification Process

 

Information for Public LEAs (School Districts), including 2R Charters

Even though a technology plan is no longer required for E-Rate (as announced in the July 2014 E-Rate Modernization Order FCC 14-99) and DPI has no statute authority to compel public LEAs to create a plan, DPI still strongly encourages LEAs to continue to use some type of planning process that details the use of instructional and administrative technology at the school and district level.

DPI encourages LEAs to continue to update and review their plans and build on the foundation that has already been established. This will provide LEAs with current/updated data and information if requirements change or the plans are needed for grants or other funding opportunities.

DPI will still provide a digital planning template website for those districts that desire to produce the library/technology plans, will approve plan submissions using the E-rate components, and will provide guidance on technology planning as needed to CESAs, districts and schools. DPI will also examine what type of district level technology planning data it will collect going forward.

LEAs and Districts are still required to comply with the 20 School District Standards in Wisconsin Administrative Code PI 8.01 (https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/PI%208.01 ) requiring either as a standalone plan through Standard (h), which specifically refers to Library media services -- https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/PI%208.01(2)(h). For LEAs and district pursuing a standalone, long-range plan for library services, the plan must be board approved and is kept locally.

For additional information on technology planning for non-public schools, contact Stuart Ciske, Education Consultant at (608) 224-5396.

Information for Non-Public LEAs and Schools

DPI can only approve and certify plans from public schools and 2R charters. If you are a non-public school, a technology plan is no longer required for E-Rate (as announced in the July 2014 E-Rate Modernization Order FCC 14-99). DPI still strongly encourages non-public LEAs to continue to use some type of planning process that details the use of instructional and administrative technology at the school and district level.

Should a non-public school or LEA wish to have a plan approved, check here to view your authorized provider: http://www.sl.universalservice.org/reference/tech/default.asp.

For additional information on technology planning for non-public schools, contact Stuart Ciske, Education Consultant at (608) 224-5396.

Information for Public Libraries

While Wisconsin public libraries do not need an approved technology plan for e-rate, Public library systems do need an approved plan to comply with Wisconsin Statute §43.24(2)(m). The statute requires a written plan for library technology and the sharing of resources. For additional information, see the Public Library Development Technology Planning page.

For additional information on technology planning for libraries, contact Ryan Claringbole, Library Consultant at (608) 266-9534.

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