BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS 69 AVE. B MADISON WV WV 25130

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BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS
69 AVE. B
MADISON
WV WV 25130
Technology Plan 2008-2010
E-rate funding years 2008-2010
Technology Plan
Technology Plan submitted: October 08, 2008
Boone County is advancing into the 21st Century in leaps and bounds. With approximately 2000 computers in schools for student use,
Boone County Schools provide students with course work using technology tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation
st century skills such as personal
software, movie making, web page design and advanced computer applications. Students can learn 21
and collaborative presentations, web page design and publication, online collaboration, and video production, even hosting live Internet
broadcasts of academic and sporting events. Computer applications available in the schools include skill building software and creativity
software that challenges students to create their own learning opportunities. High schools utilize a state of the art Distance Learning Lab
that provides access to advanced language and mathematics courses. High Schools also use West Virginia Virtual Schools online to
provide student access to foreign language courses not available in the schools. Other computer or Internet based learning opportunities
widely used in Boone County Schools, include: Accelerated Reader: a computer based program that uses novels to encourage children
to read; Compass Learning or Odyssey: a computer based reading and math enrichment program; Cognitive Tutor, Algebra preparation
software; SAS in Schools; a high school program for math and science; and online textbooks; and many other web based educational
applications.
All schools in Boone County have advanced teacher presentation hardware including Interactive Whiteboards, Data Projectors, teacher
presentation laptops, Visual presenters, and personal responders. In addition, all schools have computer equipped labs for classroom
use, including five new portable laptop labs installed in various schools last year. All schools have high speed internet connections and
all county employees are provided email for professional use.
Schools use a wide variety of technology applications to streamline student services and make the day to day operation of the school
more efficient. All schools use an electronic gradebook system called Gradequick. Teachers are able to plan lessons, assess students
and record grades seamlessly. Parents of every student in Boone County Schools are provided secure access to student academic
progress through Web based services connected to Gradequick. Called “Edline”, parents and teachers can communicate on a daily basis
concerning student progress or any other communications desired.
Parents can securely access their child’s information from any Internet
connected computer, at any time of night or day.
Continuing to take advantage of current technologies, in the 2008-2009 school year, Boone County will begin the use of an online
system for teachers to create personal professional portfolios by recording professional development sessions attended. And finally, an
exciting addition to the effort provide safe schools and communicate to parents in an accurate, efficient, and quick process, a
county-wide web-based automated calling service, School Messenger, will provide instant calling to all employee and student homes for
emergency notifications, school announcements and reporting absences.
Boone County Schools is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date technology applications possible to all students across the
county. Although current technology applications being used in classrooms across the county are providing high quality technology
integrated learning opportunities to students; technology is constantly changing. Boone County Schools believe technology must play a
st Century. Consequently, BCS will continue to explore
critical role in preparing Boone County Students to succeed in the world of the 21
and expand new and exciting technological innovations for educational use, always pursuing excellence in 21st century educational
opportunities for the youth of Boone County.
Page 1 of 17 Planning Committee
Name
Title
Representation
Deborah Fairchild Coordinator of Personnel
*Administration
Jeanne Castle
Secretary
*Service Personnel
John Hudson
Assistant Superintendent
*Administration
Kathy Swanson
Special Education Teacher
*Special Education
Leonard Bolton
External School Specialist
Lisa D. Beck
Assistant Superintendent
*Title IV *Administration
Mary Knapp
Director of Special Education
*Special Education *Administration
Nancy Booth
Mathematics Coordinator & Instructional Coach *Administration *Teacher
Nora Dotson
Coordinator of Federal Programs/Technology
*Title I *Title II *Title III *Title V *Technology *Administration
Roger Bennett
Teacher
*Administration *Teacher
Sarah Shaffer
Parent
*Parent
Sheila Paitsel
County Parent Task Force Representative
*Special Education *Parent
Steve Pauley
Superintendent
*Administration
Describe how parents, community and other appropriate stakeholder members are involved in the development and/or revision of the plan.
Boone County Schools Federal Programs Committee meeting included a review of the current Strategic Plan, Federal
Programs plans, and the Parental Involvement Policy. Parental input into revision, strategies for change and needs of Boone
County students were discussed. The committee is comprised of one or more parent representatives from every Boone County School, teachers,
administrators and other partners.
This process is verified by agendas, minutes and attendance sign in sheets.
In addition, County Planning team members met in work sessions, and suggestions were solicited from all members.
Updated 9/4/08
Page 2 of 17 Core Beliefs 1. A climate of high expectations for ALL is necessary for continuous improvement.
2. Given time and opportunity, All students will achieve mastery of the essential curriculum.
3. Strong instructional leadership and highly qualified personnel are required to drive the curriculum to achieve mastery
for ALL.
4. Systemic committment to continuous improvement will result in improved teaching and learning for ALL.
5. Assessment, data disaggregation and instructional focus are essential components for measuring student achievement.
6. A positive, safe and nurturing environment is required for ALL students to achieve mastery.
7. Collaboration with parents and community will provide greater educational opportunities for school improvement.
Mission Statement Boone County Schools accepts the responsibility and the accountability to create conditions that produce both quality and
equity in student results. WE will provide rigorous, high quality educational experiences that ensure success for ALL
students.
FOCUSED ON HIGH EXPECTATIONS
WWW.BOONECOUNTYBOE.ORG
Page 3 of 17 Data Analysis Boone County Data Analysis 2008-2009
Key Outcome Data Analysis Indicators
100% of schools met AYP for the ALL population in Math and Reading/Language Arts.
79% of ALL students in Boone County Schools met proficiency in Reading/Language Arts; WV average is 81%
74% of ALL students in Boone County Schools met proficiency in Mathematics; WV average is 76%
Boone County Schools continues to make some gains in the disabilities subgroup as well as the low socioeconomic
subgroup.
100% of schools met ayp for attendance and graduation rates. The county attendance rate was 98.1 % and Graduation
rate was 82.7%
98% of Boone county Students participated in WESTEST
Implications
Although 100% of Boone county Schools met AYP in all population, as a whole the county did not. The overall data
indicate a trend in the underperformance of the low SES subgroup and the Special Education subgroup. This is
resulting in the Special Education subgroup not making ayp at any grade level across the county. Therefore this must
be a priority area for focus across the county. Furthermore, the decrease in the reading scores, almost across all grade
levels, indicates a need for focus in these areas. Professional development in curriculum and instruction in the area of
differentiated instruction, research based reading strategies (Tiered reading), standards based mathematics will be a
priority across the county at all grade levels. In addition, the poor performance in higher level item indicates a need
to focus on Bloom’s taxonomy in order to raise the rigor of instruction and thereby better prepare students. Finally,
all curricular support will be underpinned by an in depth focus on the WV CSOs using the Teach 21 tools.
Boone County has shown a slow increase in dropout rates and slow decline in graduation rates. This is a concern and
the Leadership Team will explore ways to address these issues in each high school.
1. External Trend Data
Boone County continues to experience a slight enrollment increase; however, the main change is a shift in population
concentration. There has been a shift in population to the Madison/Danville area. The result is many classrooms in
Brookview and Madison Elementary are at capacity or near capacity as defined by state law. In addition, the buildings
are near capacity. The second effect is the decrease in enrollment in the smaller rural schools. Careful analysis of this trend has led to exploration of options such as realigning school configurations and realigning
of transfer policy.
Boone County has had a decrease in juvenile delinquency rates. The number of low socio-economic students attending
Boone County Schools has remained fairly constant, with 49.87% of the students qualifying for free or reduced
lunches.
2. Student Achievement Data
NCLB Reports Summary
County-wide reading scores dropped for the all population and all subgroups. Specifically grades 4, 8 and 10 in all
population; grades 3, 4, 8 & 10, special education subgroup; grades 6, 8 & 10, low SES subgroup
County-wide mathematics scores dropped for grades 8 & 10 in the All population group; grade 8in the special
education subgroup; and grades 6,8, & 10 in the low SES subgroup
Performance levels of the low SES subgroup in math is 7.84 percentage points lower than the all population and the
Special Education subgroup is 28.2 percentage points lower.
Performance levels of low SES subgroup in Reading/Language Arts is 7.36 percentage points lower than the all
population and the Special Education Subgroup is 37.85 percentage points lower than the all population.
WESTEST Analysis: Mathematics and reading performance in higher level thinking tasks is below mastery level in all
student populations.
BOONE COUNTY TOTALS
Year
Grade
03
Grade
04
Percent Proficient Reading
Grade
Grade
Grade
05
06
07
Grade
08
Grade
10
Page 4 of 17 All
Grades
All Student
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
74.31
78.12
79.66
76.52
80.76
72.25
78.05
81.15
80.44
78.76
72.78
80.29
78.48
78.97
82.05
72.8
79.69
80
77.1
78.5
Black
77.33
73.92
80.71
81.68
84.3
75.37
79.57
73.46
79.51
75.58
74.16
71.94
74.67
75.38
68.23
74.14
77.44
78.29
78.57
78.28
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
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84.61
79.16
77.77
86.95
62.5
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
32.87
50.74
47.36
38.57
52.3
31.08
38.75
46.87
46.05
38.88
40.57
44.73
41.55
52.17
47.29
27.41
40.32
49.33
44.28
48.48
Low SES
28.12
26.56
45.45
43.54
53.73
30.13
35.93
21.31
35.18
28.57
33.33
29.82
24
26.66
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32.03
38.51
40.39
41.43
40.93
2004
2005
2006
67.14
70.55
71.05
63.59
73.95
70.28
69.08
73.23
70.74
68.96
62.43
77.38
67.58
71.58
64.17
64.59
57.48
68.42
66.45
69.74
70.66
2007
2008
69.41
74.87
72.22
73.84
75.12
66.48
67.97
56.96
71.9
70.92
Year
Grade
03
Grade
04
Grade
05
Grade
08
Grade
10
All
Grades
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
63.91
79.37
80.22
76.21
76.33
68.78
74.6
80.57
73.18
75.07
68.19
73.52
80.3
79.09
81.76
56.64
72.12
71.38
74.17
75.37
Black
64.3
65.95
70.14
75
77.84
55.48
66.76
65
67.59
67.15
53.02
60.28
67.76
67.6
63.2
61.54
70.48
73.58
73.31
73.82
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
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Sp. Ed.
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76.92
58.33
66.66
82.6
62.5
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
39.72
61.19
65.78
47.14
61.53
36.48
48.75
56.25
46.05
52.77
40.57
48.68
51.94
53.03
60.81
20.63
40.32
41.33
43.05
53.03
Low SES
15.62
26.56
32.14
38.09
44.11
17.8
17.74
18.03
32.07
28.57
13.88
17.24
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16.94
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26.63
38.37
41.61
40.3
45.62
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
56.52
72.58
73.68
68.93
70.85
60.67
69.79
73.86
62.62
68.71
61.35
66.66
76.06
73.77
74.05
55.17
54.85
63.95
64.97
71.91
44.19
56.59
54.49
60.71
56.98
42.23
50.39
55.97
58.16
50
53.41
62.95
66.08
65.6
65.98
64.12
74.76
71.42
70.96
71.8
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74.05
68.18
79.66
Percent Proficient Mathematics
Grade
Grade
06
07
All Student
50.44
65.23
62.43
68.94
66.28
Writing Assessment:
2007-2008 Writing assessment was a practice for the new online format and no scores were reported.
2006-2007 student performance in the fourth and seventh grade is below the state average on the writing assessment
Page 5 of 17 with the tenth grade students scoring equal to the state for the "at or above mastery levels." Student performance in all three grade levels on the writing assessment indicates a low level of above mastery and
distinguished level students. ACT Scores:
2008 ACT
Math
English
Reading
Science
Composite
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
19.2
19.6
19.8
20.8
20.5
21.4
19.7
20.5
20.0
20.7
Boone County ACT is below the state level in every skill area including the composite. The largest discrepancy is a gap of
1.0 in English. (.1 is statistically significant)
When comparing Boone County’s scores from last year to this year, we increased .1 in English, decreased .7 in Math,
increased .3 in Reading, decreased .5 in Science and decreased .1 on the Composite score.
2007-2008 PLAN
Math
English
Reading
Science
Composite
Boone
US
Boone US
Boone
US
Boone US
Boone
US
16.3
17.4
15.6
16.9
15.9
16.9
17.1
18.2
16.4
17.5
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
16.3
16.3
15.6
16.3
15.9
16.5
17.1
17.5
16.4
16.8
Boone County ACT PLAN scores are all below the national averages with the biggest gap of 1.3 in English. At the State
level, Boone County is even (scored the same) in Math with the biggest gap of .7 in English
2007-2008 EXPLORE
Math
English
Reading
Science
Composite
Boone
US
Boone US
Boone
US
Boone US
Boone
US
14.7
15.1
14.0
14.2
13.5
13.8
15.8
15.8
14.6
14.9
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
Boone WV
Boone
WV
14.7
14.7
14.0
14.3
13.5
13.9
15.8
16.0
14.6
14.9
Boone County ACT EXPLORE scores in Math and Reading are at or below the national average with the biggest gap on
the national level being in Math of .4 Whereas comparing Boone County to WV we are even (scored the same)in Math
with the biggest gap being Reading of .4
3. Other Student Outcomes
Boone County Schools' attendance rates, excused and unexcused, have declined. This impacts student achievement
especially at the secondary level.
There are a disproportionate number of discipline referrals of Special Education population students county-wide.
The graduation rate of special education students has declined over the last three years, while the graduation rate of the
all population has increased; therefore, the gap between regular students and special education students has expanded.
General population graduation rates compared to state rates: Graduation rates have consistently met state
standards. However, the trend is that graduation rates have gradually declined since 2000 and now is below the state
average. This is a concern for Boone County schools.
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
87.83%
82.78%
81.91%
87.95%
85.73%
83.37%
2003-04 2004-05
BOONE COUNTY
83.99%
82.69%
STATE TOTALS
83.99%
84.29%
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
82.68%
80.85%
82.04%
84.56%
84.66%
83.96%
General population dropout rates compared to state rates: Dropout rates have fluctuated since 2000, showing a decline
and gradually raising to 2000 rates in 2007-2008. In addition, Boone county Dropout rates have been higher than the
state average for the last two year. In addition, there is some evidence to suggest the dropout rate for students with
disabilities is even higher. This is a concern for Boone County Schools.
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04 2004-05
BOONE COUNTY
Page 6 of 17 2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
3.60%
3.80%
2.70%
3.20%
2.60%
2.70%
2.80%
3.50%
2.30%
3.10%
3.80%
STATE TOTALS
2.90%
2.50%
2.50%
2.70%
3.40%
60% of seniors enroll in college
48% of all college enrolled students take some developmental coursework.
4. Analysis of Culture, Conditions and Practices
Highly Qualified Teacher Report:
Data indicates fluctuation in highly qualified teachers continues across the county as well as across the state. Although
some gains were made as self-contained classrooms gained 3% and civics/government gained 33.3 % the gains were
offset by losses in other areas. The net result is the total percentage of courses being taught by highly qualified teachers
in Boone County remained the same at 90.20 %. The state as a whole showed a gain of 1% raising it to an average of
91.9%, thus increasing the lag in Boone County to 1.7% below the state average. Not in compliance with NCLB
requirements. (Click here: Boone County HQT Trend Data to access data graph.)
As a result of this data analysis, Boone County has developed and implemented a comprehensive highly qualified plan. (See
Goal/objectives & Action Steps). This plan includes: Efforts to recruit highly qualified teachers. BCS Personnel Coordinator and Instructional Coaches visited colleges across the state to recruit highly qualified
teachers and were able to hire highly qualified teachers to fill some positions. Other avenues being explored include distance learning and virtual courses. Professional development is provided to all teachers. All new teachers, including long term substitutes are provided a mentor.
Teacher/Administrative Leadership program Digital Divide Data Summary:
Boone Student to Computer Ratio: 3.95:1 Total Computers county-wide=2186 Total Computers Windows XP operating systems= 59.7% of computers county-wide are running on operating systems
Windows XP or higher. 100% of Boone County teachers report Technology Integration Training. Analysis: Boone County Schools is maintaining a level of computers to students that is equivalent to other similar
sized counties in West Virginia. However, the ratios are slightly below the state average. In addition, much of the
hardware in the county is becoming dated and needs to be replaced. In order to meet the goal of integrating technology
into instruction, up-to-date hardware is required. Upgrading of infrastructure and hardware county wide will be
continued and expedited as funding becomes available. WV VITAL Survey Results:
The response by county teachers indicates a willingness to participate and work to meet identified needs. Of the four
areas, all indicators were rated higher than the state averages. The four indicator ratings indicate that overall, the
majority of teachers in Boone County believe that the leadership is doing a good job, professional development is
provided as needed and efficiently and decision making opportunities are provided for teachers. Although teachers
ranked resources lower than the state average, many teachers believe they have access to sufficient
resources. Although the results are mostly positive, it is clear there are some areas which require attention in each of
these categories. The Leadership Team believes some of these negative feelings can be addressed through a
concentrated effort to communicate directly to teachers and providing an “opendoor” policy for all BCS employees
to voice their opinion.
Survey Summary:
64.46% responded county wide (43% Statewide)
3 of 4 indicators higher than state average (resources slightly lower)
Using a 1-5 scale, with 1 being lowest:
o Leadership received an average 3.81 rating
o Resources received an average 3.33
o Professional Development received an average 3.63
o Decision Making received an average 3.12
Page 7 of 17 Classroom Walkthroughs:
Principals conduct walkthroughs in their respective schools on a scheduled basis. Summary reports are shared with
Principal’s Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent and with the faculties at each school. Summary reports are shared
and analyzed by the County Leadership Team on a periodic basis.
One to three schools receive a walkthrough visit by the County Leadership Team each month. The results of these
visits are shared with the principals who, in turn share them with the faculty at the respective schools. In addition, the
County Leadership Team visits all Boone County Schools on a regular basis. Every school in the county will receive
a visit by at least one membership team member weekly. The Leadership team meets bi-weekly to discuss visit
reflections and adjust plans to offer assistance as needed to the schools. OEPA Feb.08: Those schools receiving an OEPA report will respond to each recommendation as appropriate.
Specifically:
Achievement:
Brookview Elementary School failed to achieve adequately yearly progress (AYP) for the special education (SE) subgroup in mathematics and
reading/language arts. Also, the school achieved AYP in the all students (AS) subgroup, the racial/ethnicity white (W) subgroup, and the
economically disadvantaged (SES) subgroup in mathematics and the SES subgroup in reading/language arts only by application of the
confidence interval and/or averaging. The county curriculum staff and school staff are urged to address these subgroups in the county and
school Five-Year Strategic Plan and apply interventions to improve achievement of all students.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Information by Class indicated scores below mastery in mathematics: Grade 3 – 33.87 percent; Grade 4 –
37.04 percent. These scores have implication for the Five-Year Strategic Plan and school improvement.
Results from the 2006-2007 West Virginia Writing Assessment revealed a deficiency at Grade 4. West Virginia had 70 percent of the students
at or above mastery, as compared to 69 percent for Boone County and 63 percent for Brookview Elementary School. The school must continue
to address this issue by developing a writing rubric to address the West Virginia Writing Assessment and assure that all teachers provide
appropriate feedback to all students on a minimum of a weekly basis.
Curriculum:
A more extensive array of curriculum delivery would be more effective and efficient with the application of varied instructional
strategies. Boone County curriculum staff and the principal are strongly urged to ensure that all classrooms are concentrated on curriculum
delivery that is effective and efficient.
Technology use must increase at the school. Means must be investigated to acquire up-to-date technology and staff development must be
provided with staff involvement to increase staff knowledge in the implementation of 21st Century skills. All staff must be strongly encouraged
to incorporate technology into their curriculum.
Each of these areas will be supported at the school level by BCS by providing professional development through the Boone County
Instructional Coaching Program. In addition, a TIS and Title I improvement grant will be implemented in the school to address the achievement
and curricular deficiencies. WVDE RTI Specialist will act as a consultant for RTI implementation as will Nancy Cook, retired Reading First
Coordinator. All other areas will be assisted by appropriate county staff.
The OEPA Checklist should be one source of data to assess school or county needs as you prioritize your strategic issues. There are no negative consequences to checking “No” to a
high quality standard since the checklist is not used for changing accreditation or approval status or selection for on-site reviews.
OEPA Analysis
Prioritized Strategic Issues PRIORITIES:
1. Implementation county-wide of research based reading instruction, including all elementary schools using the 3 tiered
approach.
2. Implementation county-wide of standards based mathematics.
3. Implementation county-wide of RtI strategies for at-risk elementary students and AIM for secondary students.
4. Implementation county-wide of WV CSO's, including Teach 21 applications where appropriate.
5. Implementation county-wide of Instructional Coaching Program.
6. Monitoring of graduation and dropout rates.
Page 8 of 17 Strategic Goal 4: Enhance student learning by facilitating technology integration and supporting infrastructure that provides the
opportunity for all stakeholders to access 21st century tools.
1. BCS will improve technology infrastructure, equipment by eliminating 100% of Windows 95, 98 and 2000 computers.
Measure: Digital Divide Survey Data http://wvde.state.wv.us/data/digitaldivide/
Year
2004 (Baseline)
2005
2006
2007
2008
Actual
48.7 %
56.8 %
59.3 %
59.7 %
2. BCS will improve technology integration by teachers by providing professional development to all teachers
Measure: Digital Divide Survey Data/Teacher participation in technology integration professional development as indicated by CoursePlanner reports.
3. BCS will update the distance learning hardware and infrastructure in all high schools.
Measure: Utilization of distance learning hardware in all Boone County High Schools.
4. BCS will implement techSteps across elementary and middle schools in a three year roll out cycle
Measure: techSteps techAttain reports for 5th and 8th grade.
5. BCS will update software in all schools: all elemetary schools will upgrade to Odyssey and Accelerated Reader Enterprise Edition with Star Reading.
Measure: Successful upgrades county-wide
Mode
(Coaching,
Learning
Location
Community,
or Trainer
Led)
Date
Topic
Audience
Instructor
June 25-26, 2008
techSteps
County Leadership Team
Trainer led
Morgantown WVDE
June/July
Whiteboard Training
BC Teachers
Trainer
Led-hands
on
Scott
July
Gradequick Training
County Gradequick Contact
Trainer
led/hands on
Morgantown Gradequick
July 21-22, 2008
Microsoft 2007 training
BCS administrators and Teachers
Trainer led
and hands
on
Madison
Contact Pointe
Trainer
July 28, 2008
Acuity Training
Lisa Beck, select County teachers
Trainer Led
RESA
III/Nitro
WVDE
July 29-Aug 1
Strategic Planning training for school teams
School Strategic Planning teams
Hands-On
Madison
BC County
Support Team
August 5-7
Technology Update Meeting
County Technology Contact
Trainer Led
Charleston
WVDE
Scott High
Nora
Dotson/Brenda
Romine
Instructional
Coaches
August 8, 2008
School Computer Contact training
School Computer Contacts
Trainer
Led/hands
on
TBA
TechSteps Training for School teams
School Tech Steps Team
Trainer
Led/Hands
On
RESA III @
Nitro
WVDE/TechSteps
September 16, 2008
TechSteps for Principals
Principals
Trainer Led
RESA [email protected]
Nitro
WVDE/TechSteps
October
Curriculum planning for TechSteps
County Curriculum Team
Trainer Led
TBA
WVDE/TechSteps
Lisa Beck/Kim
Duty
TBA
Acuity Training
School Acuity contact
Trainer
TBA
led/hands on
TBA
Whiteboard Training
teachers
Trainer
TBA
led/hands on
Kim Duty
TBA
Thinkfinity training
teachers
Trainer
TBA
led/hands on
Kim Duty
TBA
Think.com training
teachers
Trainer
TBA
led/hands on
Kim Duty
TBA
Microsoft Office Suite training
teachers
Trainer
TBA
led/hands on
Kim Duty
TBA
SAS training
teachers
Trainer
Led/Hands
on
Nancy Booth
TBA
-TECH/01-The county/school will budget for and use the technology equipment/infrastructure that supports the acquisition of twenty-first
century skills
Technology
Page 9 of 17 BCS Tools for Schools funded computers will upgrade hardware and provide presentation hardware in Boone County classrooms.
1. BCS
will build technology infrastructure integrated into the Sherman Junior to Sherman Middle Expansion/Renovation project to support 21st Century learning
2. Upgrade
computers in Boone County Schools to Windows XP or higher.
3. BCS will support
of county-wide network.
4. BCS will use Toolstheforinstallation
Schools Elementary and Secondary Funds to provide updated equipment in all schools.
5. BCS will support technology
all schools through the inclusion of Step 7 fundings.
6. BCS will implement wireless inaccess
in all schools as funding becomes available.
7.
-TECH/02-Focus on using technology to improve achievement of all students with special emphasis on high need and high poverty
students
Technology
1. Integrate Compass Learning programs into appropriate curriculum, including correlation with West Virginia Content Standards.
2. Participate in on-line writing practice (using the Writing Roadmap) sessions for students prior to WV Writing Assessment
3. Technology integration for instructional purposes: Acuity, Thinkfinity, School Kit, SAS,WVDE Webtop, Google Applications, Wikis, blogs, etc.
4. Support new TIS in Title I Improvement schools.
5. Support TIS in BCS by: Designating Instructiona Coach to provide support to current TIS: (Special Education TIS, Library TIS, EETT TIS)
6. BCS will implement techSteps in all elementary and middle schools using the following implementation schedule:
TechSteps
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
Grade K-6
Sherman
Elementary
Ashford
Nellis
Whitesville
Ramage
Jeffrey
2011-2012
Grade K-5
Brookview
Elementary
Grade 7-8
Sherman
Junior High
Grade 6-8
Grade 6-12
Madison Middle
Ramage
Jeffrey
Van
Wharton
Madison
Van Jr/Sr
Implementation Year
First year
Second year
Third year
1-3 units
1-6 units
1-9 units
-TECH/03-Ensure that the use of telecommunications and internal connections in the schools will enhance student learning
Technology
will participate in a county-wide listserve for information sharing.
1. Administrators
BCS will plan to maintain internal connections for the renovation/expansion of Sherman Junior/Middle School as part of BCS Strategic Plan.
2. Central Office will purchase cellular service for 5 cell phones.
3. Data T-1 line service will be implemented for all schools in the county.
4. Expand the use of email in all school applications for teachers, administrators, parents and students.
5. High-speed Internet access in all classrooms will be maintained through the use of Tools for Schools funding.
6. Internet access will be provided for the Central Office.
7. Long distance phone services will be provided through out the county.
8. Pager devices will be provided for selected members of the central office staff.
9.
10. Provide local voice telephone service.
-TECH/04-Ensure increased access to technology for students and teachers
Technology
County Schools will support the continuation of the TOC Center at Madison Middle School and Sherman Junior High.
1. Boone
Pilot open labs for parent uses in various county schools.
2. Provide presentation stations to selected BC teachers through the use of Title I funds, Step 7 funds and WVDE teacher leader funded technology.
3. Provide support by the addition of Microsoft Office Suite and Networking capability to Instructional Materials adoption provided laptops and projectors and training for all
4. Secondary Language Arts teachers, art and music teachers across the county.
Page 10 of 17 -TECH/05-Use innovative strategies (e.g., distance learning) to provide for an effective model for the distance delivery or virtual delivery
of instruction
Technology
the Distance learning Centers via IP technology to offer high school courses in low enrollment subject areas and high level courses.
1. Utilize
Virtual Schools course offerings to offer high school courses in Foreign Language.
2. Utilize
3. Utilize think.com to collaborate with schools across the country and around the world.
-TECH/06-Promote collaboration with various partners including parents, community organizations, higher education, schools of colleges
and universities, employers and content providers
Technology
Boone County Schools will continue the use of Edline (Online student grade reporting & communication via teacher web sites)
1. All
County Schools will implement county-wide use of Phone Messenger, an online automated messenging service, to provide parent notification for a variety of
2. Boone
purposes including absence reporting, notices of school events, and in addition, emergency notifications.
-TECH/07-Provide professional development activities for using the telecommunications network for training teachers and administrators
Technology
will support technology professional development by the use of a Technology Instructional Coach.
1. BCS
County Schools will support Technology Integration Specialists, as participants in the WVDE initiative.
2. Boone
County Schools will support application for Round 7 EETT (Ed Tech)grant.
3. Boone
county schools will implement the use of Course Planer county wide to track all professional development and enable all county employees to creat a
4. Boone
professional development portfolio.
-TECH/08- To implement, support, maintain and repair all computer equipment and internal connections.
Technology
will routinely install and update Norton's antivirus and Windows updates on all BCS PCs using, school computer contacts.
1. BCS
County Schools will provide a technology technician on a weekly basis in each school.
2. Boone
will provide a Computer Technician Coordinator on a full time basis.
3. BCS
will provide training to all School Computer Contacts prior to the beginning of school.
4. BCS
will utilize an online system (IT Direct) to request, monitor, and provide maintenance to all classrooms. All teachers & administrators will have access to the system.
5. BCS
reports will be monitored and analyzed to ensure service is provided in an efficient and timely manner.
6. Service
7. BCS will collaborate with RESA and vendor supplied help desk to provide timely maintenance.
-TECH/09- To collaborate with adult literacy providers when appropriate
Technology
will provide access, training to adult education program in the county.
1. BCS
Information will be provided through Edline and through school flyers to parents across the county.
2. Schools
work to provide access to computer labs during non-school hours to parents.
3. Shermanwill
Junior High will pilot a parent-teacher book club using an online forum.
4. Federal Programs
Advisory Committee will participate with teachers and administrators in an online bookstudy using a wiki.
5.
Page 11 of 17 The county and school technology plans provide a description of how the county and schools plan to allocate adequate resources to provide students
with equitable access to 21st century technology tools, including instructional offerings and appropriate curriculum, assessment and technology
integration resources aligned to both the content and rigor of state content standards as well as to learning skills and technology tools. The plans
include the various technologies that enable and enhance the attainment of 21st century skills outcomes for all students. How we plan for technology in
our county and schools is based upon the validation from research-based evaluation findings from previous West Virginia-based evaluation projects.
In addition, through the technology planning process, the county and schools continue to study and include emerging technologies for application in a
twenty-first century learning environment. The purchase of technology through state contracts provides for uniformity in technological hardware and
software standards and procedures. State provided anti-virus protection software helps to ensure network security and integrity. Expanded bandwidth,
along with additional local, state and federal funding, provide increased ability for the county to ensure that the capabilities and capacities of the
technology infrastructure are adequate for acceptable performance of the technology being implemented in the public schools. As an additional benefit,
the county and schools enjoy the opportunity to purchase from state contracts that allow us to be able to take advantage of appropriate bulk purchasing
abilities and to purchase from competitively bid contracts.
An added benefit for our county and school data collection and reporting to the Department of Education and to the federal government is WVEIS, the
state-provided comprehensive statewide uniform integrated education management and information system. Also developed by WVEIS, the online
county and school’s technology plan’s structure allows flexibility to adjust the plan based on developing technology, federal and state requirements and
changing local school and county needs. The online county and school technology plans are developed in compliance with United States Department
of Education regulations and Federal Communications Commission requirements for federal E-rate discounts. The county and schools also continue to
seek applicable federal government funds, philanthropic funds, and other partnership funds (or any combination of these types of funds) to augment state
appropriations and encourage the pursuit of funding through grants, gifts and donations.
Some technology initiatives in schools and counties may not be adequately addressed in the goals/objective/strategy section of the technology planning
section. The county and school narrative allow planning teams to structure a framework/narrative description to describe how the county and schools
will allocate adequate resources to provide students and teachers to twenty-first century technology tools.
Page 12 of 17 Schools and counties should analyze digital divide survey reports as a needs assessment for technology planning.
Digital Divide
Summarize concerns from the analysis of the survey.
Digital Divide Data Summary:
Boone Student to Computer Ratio: 3.95:1 Total Computers county-wide=2186 Total Computers Windows XP operating systems= 59.7% of computers county-wide are running on operating systems
Windows XP or higher. 100% of Boone County teachers report Technology Integration Training. Analysis: Boone County Schools is maintaining a level of computers to students that is equivalent to other similar
sized counties in West Virginia. However, the ratios are slightly below the state average. In addition, much of the
hardware in the county is becoming dated and needs to be replaced. In order to meet the goal of integrating technology
into instruction, up-to-date hardware is required. Upgrading of infrastructure and hardware county wide will be
continued and expedited as funding becomes available. Page 13 of 17 County E-Rate Compliance Questions
Acceptable Use Policy
Look at the information included in this section. Revise if any of the information listed is incorrect or needs to be updated.
1. Do you have an Acceptable Use Policy?
Yes No
2. If yes, what is the last date of adoption/revision?
3. When was the public meeting held for CIPA Compliance?
05/10/2001 (mm/dd/yyyy)
4. Provide the URL to your acceptable use policy.
www.boonecountyboe.org
Schools
Other
Buildings
Total
5. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have Dial Up modem connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
6. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have 56K frame relay connections to the Internet?
0
1
1
7. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have T-1 frame relay connections to the Internet?
16
2
18
8. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have ATM T-1 Internet connections?
0
0
0
9. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have cable modem connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
10. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have DSL connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
11. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have 10 Mb connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
12. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have 45 Mb connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
13. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have 100 Mb connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
14. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have 1 Gb connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
15. Please identify for E-Rate requirements the number of schools and other buildings in your county
that have more than 1 Gb connections to the Internet?
0
0
0
16. Please identify for E-Rate requirements any other configurations that may exist for schools and
other buildings connecting to the Internet?
(Please only answer this question if your school or other building connections do
not apply to any of the questions above. This question allows for emerging technologies that may not be in place when the
survey was written. Most counties should leave this question blank.)
Page 14 of 17 Funding
Source
Hardware Software InfrastructureMaintenance
TFS elementary
$27,194.25 $20,000.00 Prof.
Salaries
Development
Benefits
Stipends
Supplies Other
TOTALS
$10,000.00
$19,064.75 $76,259.00
$10,000.00
$19,064.75 $76,259.00
TFS-secondary $47,194.25 TI
$49,023.75 $16,341.25 $65,365.00
Local share
$23,392.50 $7,797.50 $31,190.00
EETT
$0.00
County/school $100,000.00 $100,000.00
Grants
$0.00
Title I (TIS
Grants)
$30,000.00 $5,000.00 $100,000.00 $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $170,000.00
SpEd
Step 7
$40,000.00 $50,000.00 Title II
$10,000.00 Other
TOTALS
$20,000.00
Funding Source
Year
E-rate funds 2009 Bundled Voice/Long Distance Cellular Data Lines Internal Conn Maint Internal Connections Internet Access Long Distance Paging Voice WAN Web Hosting E-rate Totals Annual
$0.00
$20,000.00 $130,000.00
$10,000.00 Disc% Commit
0.00
3,584.28 96,768.00 0.00 46,016.70 0.00 18,502.68 0.00 45,977.68 0.00 10,760.65 221,609.99 County Match
0.00
0.00
2,759.90
824.38
74,511.36
22,256.64
0.00
0.00
36,813.36
9,203.34
0.00
0.00
14,247.06
4,255.62
0.00
0.00
35,402.81
10,574.87
0.00
0.00
8,285.70
2,474.95
172,020.19
49,589.80
TFS/Elementary E-rate Application 2009 State Totals - TFS/Elementary 0.00
0.00
0.00
TFS/Secondary E-rate Application 0.00
0.00
0.00
2009 State Totals - TFS/Secondary Funding Source
Year
E-rate funds 2008 Bundled Voice/Long Distance Cellular Data Lines Internal Conn Maint Internal Connections Internet Access Long Distance Paging Annual
Disc% Commit
0.00
3,584.28 96,768.00 0.00 46,016.70 0.00 18,502.68 0.00 County Match
0.00
0.00
2,759.90
824.38
74,511.36
22,256.64
0.00
0.00
36,813.36
9,203.34
0.00
0.00
14,247.06
4,255.62
0.00
0.00
Page 15 of 17 $20,000.00
$0.00
$669,073.00
Voice WAN Web Hosting E-rate Totals 45,977.68
0.00 10,760.65 221,609.99 35,402.81
10,574.87
0.00
0.00
8,285.70
2,474.95
172,020.19
49,589.80
TFS/Elementary E-rate Application 2008 State Totals - TFS/Elementary 0.00
0.00
0.00
TFS/Secondary E-rate Application 0.00
0.00
0.00
2008 State Totals - TFS/Secondary Funding Source
Year
E-rate funds 2007 Bundled Voice/Long Distance Cellular Data Lines Internal Conn Maint Internal Connections Internet Access Long Distance Paging Voice WAN Web Hosting E-rate Totals TFS/Elementary E-rate Application 2007 State Totals - Elemenary TFS State Totals - TFS/Elementary TFS/Secondary E-rate Application 2007 State Totals - TFS/Secondary Annual
Disc% Commit
0.00
County Match
0.00
0.00
2,759.90
824.38
74,511.36
22,256.64
0.00
0.00
36,813.36
9,203.34
0.00
0.00
14,247.06
4,255.62
0.00
0.00
35,402.81
10,574.87
0.00
0.00
8,285.70
2,474.95
172,020.19
49,589.80
0.00 0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3,584.00 96,768.00 0.00 46,016.00 0.00 18,502.00 0.00 45,977.00 0.00 10,760.00 221,609.00 0.00
Funding Source
Year
E-rate funds 2006 Cellular State Basic Skills E-rate
Application 2006 State Totals - BS/CE Data Lines Internal Conn Maint Internal Connections Internet Access Long Distance Paging Voice WAN Web Hosting E-rate Totals State SUCCESS E-rate Application 2006 State Totals - SUCCESS Annual
Disc% Commit
3,300.00
93,660.00 0.00 9,286.80 1,500.00 9,180.00 0.00 54,887.00 0.00 10,760.65 182,574.45 County Match
2,640.00
660.00
74,928.00
18,732.00
0.00
0.00
7,429.44
1,857.36
1,200.00
300.00
7,344.00
1,836.00
0.00
0.00
43,909.60
10,977.40
0.00
0.00
8,608.52
2,152.13
146,059.56
36,514.89
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Funding Source
Year
E-rate funds 2005 Cellular Data Lines Annual
Disc% Commit
3,000.00
80,760.00 County Match
2,400.00
600.00
64,608.00
16,152.00
Page 16 of 17 Internal Conn Maint State Basic Skills E-rate
Application 2005 State Totals - BS/CE Internal Connections Internet Access Long Distance Paging Voice Web Hosting E-rate Totals State SUCCESS E-rate Application 2005 State Totals - SUCCESS 0.00
0.00 1,500.00 7,020.00 3,840.00 55,206.00 11,327.00 162,653.00 0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1,200.00
300.00
5,616.00
1,404.00
3,072.00
768.00
44,164.80
11,041.20
9,061.60
2,265.40
130,122.40
32,530.60
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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