June 15, 2022 Committee of the Full Board Item 4

Long-Range Plan for Technology Update

June 15, 2022

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for staff to update the committee on feedback received for the planned revisions of the 2018-2023 Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) and review feedback received from the board in the April 2022 meeting.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code, (TEC) §32.001.

TEC, §32.001 requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to develop a long-range plan for technology and update the plan at least every five years.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: The SBOE will review and approve updates for the LRPT.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Over the last 3 years, since approval of the 2018-2023 LRPT, perception of the role of technology in education has been transformed; the definition and scope of educational technology itself has fundamentally changed. In accordance with the statutory requirement to update the plan at least every five years, the Texas Education Agency reconvened the original 2018-2023 LRPT Advisory Committee and a number of additional subject matter experts to evaluate, revise and add to the 2018 plan to accurately reflect the needs of local education agencies today.

Staff Members Responsible:
Melody Parrish, Deputy Commissioner of Technology/CIO, Office of Information Technology
Julia Schacherl, Director of Strategic Projects, Office of Information Technology