2.2 Summary of Work of the Planning Committee and its Benchmarks

2.2 Summary of Work of the Planning Committee and its Benchmarks
2010-11 Technology Planning Participants
Sue Hirsh
Division Superintendent
Paul Lancaster, Director
Technology & Administrative Services
Mary Kolman, Director
Pupil Personnel Services
Les Balgavy, Principal
Millboro & Valley Elementary Schools
Pete Pitard, Principal
Bath County High School
Dave McGee, ITRT
Bath County High School
Joey Crawford, ITRT
Millboro Elementary School
Tammy Lindsay, ITRT
Valley Elementary School
Lisa Hansford
Teacher, Valley Elementary School
Courtney Horner, Teacher
Bath County High School
Kelly Rosenberg
Teacher, Valley Elementary School
Kirby Green, Teacher
Bath County High School
Michelle Ellinger, Teacher
Bath County High School
Jan Lee, Teacher
Millboro Elementary School
Martha Carter, Teacher
Valley Elementary School
Kacey Buis, Teacher
Valley Elementary School
Justin Broughman, Teacher
Bath County High School
Technology planning is a fluid process that requires ongoing attention, energy and commitment.  While the last major revision of the Bath County Public Schools technology plan was completed in 2004, there have been a number of changes in emphases and strategies implemented over the last few years that enabled the division to embrace new technologies while striving toward long-term goals.  Now that the Virginia Technology Plan has received significant revision, we must take a closer look at how Bath County Public Schools’ technology services are currently deployed, and how we may redirect our energies to align with the new state plan.
The current revision of the BCPS technology plan was initiated in the Spring of 2010 with a review of the proposed budget allocation for 2010-11 and staff professional development requests, and then followed by a technology planning committee meeting in July 2010.  The scope of the project was reviewed, including steps necessary to eventually align with the new state plan.  The plan revision process was broken into three stages:
  • Needs Assessment
    • Comprehensive review of current technology infrastructure, acquisitions and usage
    • Summaries of major projects completed over the last few years
    • Use of survey tools and indepth conversations with instructional staff to ascertain their technological competence and inservice needs
  • Action Planning
    • Review of budget requests for 2011-12, with inclusion into the technology plan proposal
    • Review of state Goals and Objectives
    • Application of Strategies and Measures to Goals and Objectives
  • Approval
    • Review by technology planning committee
    • Review and approval by school board

Benchmark status reviews were made on November 30, January 17 and May 12.  School board approval is scheduled for June 7, 2011.

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