The Texas ePlan system is an electronic resource provided by TEA that allows districts and charter schools to prepare and submit a technology plan through an online process. The technology plan is also reviewed and approved online.
Continued planning and documentation are necessary to implement the recommendations in the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 and demonstrate progress in its implementation. As required by the Texas Education Code, §39.334, biennial reports on the Long-Range Plan are shared with the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, each member of the legislature, the Legislative Budget board, and the clerks of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the public school system.
While funding for the Title II, Part D–Enhancing Education Through Technology program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was discontinued, the law is still in effect. Districts should continue to incorporate strategies for meeting the recommendations of the Long-Range Plan and the goals specified in Title II, Part D using the ePlan system.
Technology plans help districts effectively use technology to ensure students, educators, administrators, and support personnel achieve the school district’s goals. Technology plans should align with district improvement plans and the Long-Range Plan.
TEA requires public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to submit a technology plan through the ePlan system. The plan allows districts and charters to maintain eligibility for various state and federal programs and also serves as a valuable reference tool when
- evaluating current technology;
- identifying areas of need;
- determining goals, objectives, and strategies to meet those needs; and
- allocating funds to meet goals and objectives.
Plan components are provided as a resource to use while developing a district
The links below take you to ePlan information:
Texas ePlan System
Course of Events
Below is a list of additional resources:
Texas STaR Chart
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)