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Bill Romond <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 07:34:26 -0400
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Steve - Some are online..... and more schools are moving to use the Web as a
communication tool..... but when these plans were created, many schools had
only one dial-up connection and a couple of people in the building who even
used e-mail. Lots and lots of progress has been made, with about 70% of
Vermont's schools now networked, and 98% with access to the Web. But 40% of
THOSE were still dial-up (as of last November). We expect that number to
increase as the results of E-rate foster better connections. In addition,
many are still far from having the wherewithall to have a person who helps
teachers and others use the Web the way we've all been able to. In most
cases in schools, a person with a full-time job has taken the lead. Where
lucky, that person has been able to carve a niche in a technology support
role, but there's still a long way to go.

It's improving out there, but many schools are still not to the point of
using the Web very well.


-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Steve Cavrak
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 1999 5:11 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Tech Plan Renewal info

        We're beginning to receive inquiries regarding
        the process for renewal of local Information
        Technology plans. There are approximately 150
        schools whose tech plan approvals "expire" on
        either 12/31/99 or 3/31/00. You can find out
        your school's status at:

Hi Bill,

Are any (all?) of these tech plans online ? I would have
imagined that putting a tech plan online would have been
part of the tech plan ... it seems silly to do one and
not put it online ...