Steelton-Highspire School District

Blended Communities Building Effective Schools

Technology Plan


            What is a technology plan? A technology plan is a compilation of ideas, strategies, uses and implementation of technology in the school environment. The reason we need a technology plan is so we can best utilize existing and future technology to enhance the education of our students and better prepare them for the future. Technology is a fast and growing industry and everyone depends upon it to perform daily tasks.


            The school districts in Pennsylvania are required to turn in a technology plan to the state every three years. Steelton Highspire School District’s previous plan was turned in April of 2004. The reason for turning in a technology plan is so the district will be eligible for many grants and funds that would otherwise be unavailable. If we don’t turn a plan in we can’t apply for such grants and funds as E-rate – which gives us a discount on telecommunications costs.


            The technology committee met a number of times over the past few months to help with the conception and planning of ideas that will help utilize technology to its fullest capabilities in the school environment. Each member was asked to come up with thoughts on how we can use technology in the following manners. Increase scores on tests, to increase knowledge of computers and peripherals, to increase the general skill levels in Math, Reading and English, to increase productivity of our students and teachers, to increase the communication levels between the district and the public and any other suggestions of utilizing technology in a productive manner.


            The committee came up with the plan submitted to you today for approval. We are confident that this plan will enhance the educational experience our students, faculty and community have today and in the future in the Steelton-Highspire School District. Thank you for your help in this endeavor. If you would like to be considered for the next technology plan committee as a community member please contact . The next planning committee will be starting in January 2007. Thank you

Last Modified on September 17, 2010