Guidance--Introduction

2015 was the first year districts submitted their required Instructional Technology Plans (ITP) via an online survey in the SED Monitoring application within NYSED’s Business Portal.  In 2016, enhancements were made to improve the functionality of the submission process.

 In 2017,   Districts will not be required to update their ITPs.  Plans approved in 2016 will remain in approved status until the deadline for 2018 submission.

 Districts that wish to update their plans, such as those who wish to ensure alignment with Smart Schools Investment Plans, will be able to do so in the SED Monitoring System beginning February 6, 2017.   The 2017 ITP Survey covers the same time period as the initial three year plan; from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. The questions in the 2017 survey are the same as 2016.  Updates made in 2017 will be sent directly to NYSED for review and approval, and will not require certification through a Regional Information Center.

The deadline for updates to 2017 plans is October 16, 2017. 

 2018 and beyond

 Districts will be required to submit a new three-year Instructional Technology Plan in 2018, and every three years afterward.  Submission of a technology plan is required under Part 100.12 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.  Plans submitted in 2018 must cover the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.  Information on the certification and approval process will be provided in advance of the window for 2018 submission.

 Annual updates in years 2 and 3 of the 2018-21 plan survey (and subsequent three-year plans) will not be required, but districts will be able to update Instructional Technology Plan surveys if they wish to do so. Year 2 and 3 updates will not require certification before submitting to NYSED for approval, though districts are encouraged to utilize RIC and/or Model Schools staff members when preparing their updates.

 District personnel should closely review this guidance document prior to updating their 2016 survey. The only changes to the survey in 2017 are:

The pre-populated enrollment numbers will be from school year 2015-2016

The allowable maximum word counts for some responses have been increased.