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John Notte <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:17:42 -0400
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Hi Bill,
    Would you please change the master list to state that our school does have
an approved tech plan.
         John Notte
          Mt. Holly School

Bill Romond wrote:

> The following message was sent to all Vermont school superintendents this
> morning. This information has to do with the renewal or update process for
> local information technology plans.
> Bill Romond
> VISMT                    Direct: (802)828-0064
> Dillingham Hall          Office: (802)828-0060
> 7 West Street            Fax:    (802)828-0076
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> [log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Romond [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 12:10 PM
> Subject: Technology Plan Update
> September 28, 1999
> Dear Superintendents,
> We are writing to you in order to describe the process you will need to
> follow in order to maintain certification of your local Information
> Technology Plan. A complete re-write of your plan will NOT be required to
> maintain your certification. Instead, a shorter (but still important)
> "Information Technology Plan Update" will be required. The "update"
> requirement applies to schools whose plans expire on or before 3/31/00. A
> different process will apply to schools whose plans expire after 3/31/00.
> The exact expiration date for the school(s) in your supervisory union or
> district can be found at
> On
> successful completion of the "update", your plan will be approved until at
> least January 1, 2001.
> A formal revision of your plan will not be required because of the upcoming
> re-write of the State of Vermont K-12 Information Technology Plan, and the
> impending revisions to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act
> (ESEA). These two major events will provide direction to local districts and
> their Information Technology planning efforts, so engaging in extensive
> technology plan revision does not make sense at this time. Both the Vermont
> K-12 Information Technology Plan and the ESEA revision should be completed
> around December 31, 2000.
> Following are the guidelines, directions, and forms required for you to
> complete the "Local Information Technology Plan Update".  The purpose of
> this update is to:
>  Give you the opportunity to take stock of your progress
>  Give us the chance to do the same
>  Give you the opportunity to re-direct or alter your efforts in certain
> areas
>  Require you to carefully review your progress and report back to your
> stakeholders
> Primary emphasis of the "update" will be on your vision/mission, goals, and
> evaluation. It is most important that your technology initiatives be
> connected to your district's learning goals, and that you find ways to
> determine how much progress your schools have made toward meeting those
> goals.  We envision this process involving several committee meetings,
> rather than a major time-consuming writing process.
> All information for this process can be found at the VISMT website:
> If you
> have questions or need clarification, contact:
> Phil Hyjek, VISMT                               Bill Romond, VISMT
> Information Technology Specialist       Director of Information Technology
> Planning
> Dillingham Hall   7 West St.            Dillingham Hall   7 West St.
> Montpelier, VT 05602                    Montpelier, VT 05602
> 802-828-0063                            802-828-0064
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