A Minnesota Department of Education approved technology Plan is required to be eligable for eRate and equity aid which funds a portion of our technology based connectivity and communication costs. Normally plans are submitted for a 3 year funding period. The Director of Technology & Information Services is responsible to ensure an approved plan is in place. The current plan extends our previous approved bridge plan through 2015 and is available below.
The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public Schools Board of Education has adopted policy 524 titled "Internet Responsible Use and Safety" to ensure that our schools and educational setting remain safe, comfortable, and conducive to student learning. All stakeholders who use technology within our district should be aware of the policy and are required to follow the guidelines.
Each year the TIS department surveys staff to collect self report data and perceptions. This is used for planning and the continuous improvement process. Several questions created by the Minnesota Educational Technology Team (METT) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) were included as part of the formal MDE Technology planning process. The results of the survey as they relate to instructional integration of technology and training can be downloaded below.