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2014-2017 District Technology Plans

The need for a district technology plan depends on your E-rate application — Priority 1 or Priority 2 — eligible services.

Priority 1

  1. No requirement for a district technology plan.
  2. If you want a state-approved tech plan on file, submit an Intent to File form to OSPI and use iGrants to submit the (Priority 1) plan for approval.

Priority 2

  1. Submit an Intent to File Form to OSPI.
  2. Submit a district technology Plan.

Find Out What’s New for 2014-2017 District Technology Plans

Requirements & Process
Intent To File Form
Document Your Tech Planning Process
Submit Your 2014-2017 District Tech Plan

E-rate & CIPA
E-rate Discount
CIPA Compliance

Extensions & School Board Approval
File an Extension
School Board Letter

Tech Plan Templates & Index
2014-2017 District Technology Plan Template
2014-2017 District Technology Plan Index

Deadlines & Timelines
E-rate, Tech Planning & More

Questions & Support
Dennis Small, (360) 725-6384


Intent To File Form
If your district plans to make a Priority 2 application (or wants a state-approved technology plan in place), you must submit an Intent to File Form no later than Friday, November 15, 2013. We cannot accept faxed or electronic versions.

Complete and return to:

    ATTN: Dennis Small, Educational Technology
    Office of superintendent of Public Instruction
    PO Box 47200
    600 Washington Street SE
    Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Document Your Tech Planning Process
Keep a running record of your activities, schedule and progress. This is a requirement driven by the 2014-2015 E-rate cycle, specifically the submission deadlines for forms 470 and 471.

To comply with E-rate regulations, you must be able to validate that your district’s 2014-2017 tech plan is in draft before you file a Form 470.

Submit Your 2014-2017 District Tech Plan by April 15, 2014
Districts that apply for E-rate Priority 2 (or that want a state-approved technology plan in place) must use OSPI’s iGrants portal and enter their tech plan content into Form Package 644 (2013-2014). The new form package will open January 6, 2014. As a best practice, draft your plan offline, then upload the final version into iGrants.

District tech plans are due Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

E-rate Discount
The rules that govern Priority 1 and 2 applications determine the need for a district tech plan.

  1. Priority 1 eligible services only: does not require a state-approved district technology plan.
  2. Priority 2 eligible services: requires a state-approved district technology plan.

However, if an approved tech plan is integral to your district’s operations and you plan to make a Priority 1 only application for the E-rate discount, feel free to use OSPI’s submission and approval process.

E-rate Priority 1 & 2 Eligible Services

CIPA Compliance
The requirement for compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) remains in place for all districts connected to the K-20 Educational Network.

  • Bulletin 010-12 (February 27, 2012) explains changes to CIPA regulations.

File an Extension
If you cannot submit a tech plan and school board letter by Tuesday, April 15, 2014, submit an Extension Request Form. We cannot accept faxed or electronic versions. You can request an extension up to Monday, September 30, 2014.

Complete and return to:

    ATTN: Dennis Small, Educational Technology
    Office of superintendent of Public Instruction
    PO Box 47200
    600 Washington Street SE
    Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Choose an extension deadline carefully. If your district makes an Priority 2 application and you choose to submit your tech plan after June 30, 2014, you risk losing the E-rate discount for Priority 2 eligible services — until you have a state-approved district technology plan.

School Board Approval & OSPI Approval Letters
The district school board must approve your technology plan first and document their approval in a letter. We cannot accept faxed or electronic versions of the school board letter.

Keep a file copy and mail the original letter of board approval to OSPI no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to:

    ATTN: Dennis Small, Educational Technology
    Office of superintendent of Public Instruction
    PO Box 47200
    600 Washington Street SE
    Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Remember, your district plan is not approved until your receive an approval letter from OSPI. We will send these out in June 2014 to districts that submitted tech plans by the April 15, 2014 deadline and were approved by the state review panel.

2014-2017 District Technology Plan Template

2014-2017 District Technology Plan Index

If...

Then...

You did not use the 2014-2017 District Technology Plan Template to develop your district technology plan...

Use the 2014-2017 District Technology Plan Index to organize the content in your plan. Upload your completed index into iGrants.

You used the 2014-2017 District Technology Plan Template to develop your district technology plan...

Upload the completed template directly to iGrants Form Package 644 (2013-2014).

Deadlines & Timelines
Track E-rate, tech planning and other EdTech activities with our 2014-2017 Activities & Timelines Calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-rate Home

Tech Plan Approval, Form 479 & LOA List
Tech plans, E-rate Form 479 & LOA

2014-2017 Tech Plan Template & Index

E-rate Priority 1 & 2 Eligible Services

Questions & Support
Dennis Small, (360) 725-6384

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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