Technology Planning Tool Frequently Asked Questions

Technology Planning Tool FAQs


Technology Planning Tool FAQs

    Do I have to use the Technology Planning Tool in order for my district technology plan to be certified approved by the Ohio Department of Education?

    Yes. The Ohio Department of Education is the certifying agency for public school technology plans in the State of Ohio, as designated by SLD (Schools and Library Division) of USAC (administrative body of the E-Rate program).

     

    Back to Top


    What is the process to get my district technology plan certified/approved by the Ohio Department of Education?

    Once you have changed the status of your technology plan to "Submitted"your plan approver will receive email notification and will review your plan for completeness. After your plan has been reviewed and approved,your superintendent will receive email notification for her/his approval. Once your superintendent has approved your technology plan, the plan will be archived and the certification letter will be generated.

     

    Back to Top


    Once certified what is the certification period for my district technology plan?

    For E-Rate, it is very important to have a full year approval and certification to receive full funding. For more information on E-Rate, go to the E-Rate Technical Assistance Program. The certification is July 1 - June 30 covering a three year period.

     

    Back to Top


    Do I need to complete the Technology Planning Tool in order of the phases presented?

    No. The Technology Planning Tool (TPT) was designed in response to customer feedback to enable team members to work on different parts of the plan simultaneously. This way, no one has to wait for one group to finish its section before moving on to another.

    NoNo. The Technology Planning Tool (TPT) was designed in response to customer feedback to enable team members to work on different parts of the plan simultaneously. This way, no one has to wait for one group to finish its section before moving on to another. - See more at: http://etech.ohio.gov/tpt-faqs#sthash.VeEPr0nu.dpuf
    No. The Technology Planning Tool (TPT) was designed in response to customer feedback to enable team members to work on different parts of the plan simultaneously. This way, no one has to wait for one group to finish its section before moving on to another. - See more at: http://etech.ohio.gov/tpt-faqs#sthash.VeEPr0nu.dpuf

    Back to Top


    How will I obtain my district's certification letter that the district technology plan has been approved?

    Once your technology plan has been reviewed by the Ohio Department of Education and by your Superintendent, the Technology Plan Owner will be notified by email. To receive a copy of the technology plan and certification letter contact Mike Edwards and let him know that you would like to have one or both sent to you. 

     

    Back to Top


    How can I get technical support for the Technology Planning Tool?

    Questions can be submitted through the Ask Question link on the right hand side of the main Technology Planning Tool (TPT)page. Else, you can contact: Mike Edwards (614.485.6650).

     

    Back to Top


    I work with a private school, how can I locate someone to review and approve our tech plan?

    Non-public schools should access the SLD's "approver locator" in order to find an organization to review and approve a non-public school technology plan.

     

     

     

     

    Back to Top


Last Modified: 7/28/2015 2:48:05 PM