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Marlboro Central School District

Office of Technology Services




Marlboro

Central School District


Technology Plan

2010


2013








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Marlboro Central School District

Office of Technology Services


Acknowledgements


BOARD OF EDUCATION


Stephen Adamshick


President

MaryAnne Lostag
l
io

Vice President

Dean Tamburri

Trustee

Sal PaPorto

Trustee

Lawrence Cavazza

Trustee

Stephen Jenni
son

Trustee

Dennis Flynn

Trustee



Administration


Ray Castellani


Superintendent of Schools

Theresa Reynolds

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr.
Neysa Sensenig

Assistant Superintendent for Business

Michael Bakatsias


Assistant Super
intendent for Technology & Personnel

Steve Walker


Director of
Pupil Personnel Services

Jonnah O’Donnell


Director of Athletics

Fred Callo


Director of Food Service Operations


Rosanne Messina

High School Principal

Bruce Cortolano

High School Assistant Pri
ncipal

Debra Clinton

Middle School Principal

Darren

Corsetti

Middle School Asst. Principal

Marie Toombs

Marlboro Intermediate School Principal

David Saulpaugh

Marlboro Intermediate School Asst. Principal

Scott Brown


Marlboro Elementary School Principal

Pa
tricia Walsh

Milton Elementary School Principal

Steve Walker


Middle Hope Elementary School Principal



BUILDINGS


Marlboro District Office, 50 Cross Road, Marlboro, NY 12542

Marlboro Central High School, 50 Cross Road, Marlboro, NY 12542

Marlboro Middle S
chool, 1375 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542

Marlboro Intermediate School, 1380 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542

Marlboro Elementary School, 1380 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542

Middle Hope Elementary School, 62 Overlook Drive, Newburgh, NY 12550

Milton Elementary Sc
hool, 21 Milton Tpke, Milton, NY 12547


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Marlboro Central School District

Office of Technology Services

District Technology Curriculum Committee


Stephen Jennison
, Trustee

Mary Anne Lostaglio
, Trustee

Michael Bakatsias
, Committee Chairman


Cathy Alfonso
,
District Computer Aide, Milton Elementary

School

Christina Smeal
, District Computer Aide, Middle Hope Elementary

Gail Minard
,
Kindergarten
, Marlboro
Elementary

School

Kassia Messina,
Computer Education, Marlboro Middle School

Lisa DeMarco,
2
nd

Grade, Milton Elementary School

Marcelle Gasparro,
Special Education, Marlbo
ro Intermediate School

Ma
tt Canino,
Special Education, Marlboro Intermediate School

Marie Baker
, Media Specialist, Marlboro High School

Nancy Porcelli
, 6
th

Grade Math, Marlboro Middle School

Rick Wheeler
,
Technology Services

Robert
DeMarco
,
Science Educati
on
, Marlboro High School

Robin Amer
, Media Specialist, Marlboro Intermediate School

Robin Hecht
, 4
th

Grade, Marlboro Intermediate School

Sara Santora
, Social Studies, Marlboro High School

Stacy Lia
, District Computer Aide, Marlboro Elementary School

Steve
Wertz
, Music Education, Marlboro Intermediate School



District Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Marlboro Central School District to provide an educational environment
that will prepare our students to become responsible, productive citizens and

life
-
long learners.



Belief Statement


We believe that all students can become responsible citizens and life
-
long learners.


This will be
accomplished by:



Fostering a spirit of honesty, integrity, and cooperation.



Ensuring that all graduates are competen
t communicators.



Establishing high academic standards through a well
-
balanced and integrated
curriculum.



Encouraging students to develop a work ethic by setting and pursui
ng goals and
learning to self
-
assess.



We also believe that all students can become
productive citizens.

This can be accomplished by:



Fostering an understanding and respect for cultural diversity and civic
responsibility.



Providing an environment that promotes personal wellness, safety, and
compassion.

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Office of Technology Services


Mission Statement of the Technolog
y Curriculum Committee


The Marlboro Central School District Technology Committee seeks a technology rich educational environment
that prepares students to be lifelong learners who will skillfully use information technology. Learners will be
able to inter
act successfully through the use of technology to achieve personal, educational, and workplace
goals.


The Marlboro Central School District Technology Committee believes that the achievement of these goals must
be a collaborative effort involving students,

staff, parents, and community. We see technology as a key tool in
meeting the individual learning needs of our student population.


The Marlboro Central School District Technology Committee’s focus is to improve learning for all students and
to enhance i
ts administrative services continually by integrating technology into teaching, learning, and
management operations. This is achieved by:




Linking district curriculum development to the NYS Learning Standards and assessments.



Engage in activities and lear
ning opportunities that support district and building goals.



Defining student performance standards with respect to technology and learning.



Assessing and reporting student progress toward achieving those standards.



Acquiring, maintaining, and updating our

technology infrastructure, equipment, and network resources.



Providing ongoing professional development and technical support.



Expanding parent and community involvement.



Reviewing and updating the plan to improve district programs and services.



Introdu
ction


The Marlboro Central School District spans two counties, Orange and Ulster in New York State. A
suburban community along the historic Hudson River, Marlboro Central Schools encompasses four townships,
Milton, Marlboro, Plattekill and Middle Hope wit
h an average population of 15,000 residents. The community
remains largely agricultural. There are 2500 students within the 6 building school district and 185 highly
qualified teachers. The student demographic profile is 85% white, 8% Hispanic/Latino, 6% B
lack/African
American, and 1% Asian. The free and reduced lunch ratio is 19% with a breakdown of 13%free lunch and 6%
reduced. With an annual budget of 58 million, the school district meets the state annual yearly progress goals set
by the state education
department. The district continues to provide educational opportunities that foster
academic and social growth of its students. Through this plan, the district continues its efforts to provide
students with an education that integrates technology througho
ut the learning process and provides essential
technology skills expected of a 21
st

century workforce and knowledge economy.




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Marlboro Central School District

Office of Technology Services

Vision Statement


The Marlboro Central School District prepares all students for a successful and productive life
of learning.


We will continue to adjust our learning environment and programs to ensure that
our graduates are prepared to meet the ever
-
changing challenges of the 21
st

century.


Our distric
t vision includes the following four

strategic planning domains:




Student Ac
hievement

o

Excellence in Teaching

o

District Data Protocol

o

Curriculum & Instruction

o

Professional Development



Community
Relations



Health & Safety



Fiscal Management



These domains are the focus by which all decisions and goals
a
r
e

developed and implemented.

Th
e
y

support our commitment to improving student performance. Success of our goals will be
measured by the following
Performance

Indicators
:


↑ Increase mastery at all levels

↑ Increase students with disabilities performance

↑ Increase performance of underachieving populations



Implications for Technology Planning


The domains of the vision statement are supported by specific objectives. In thi
s next section
these specific items are presented and items in
bold type

indicate areas which have strong
technological implications.


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT



DISTRICT VISION


Excellence in Teaching




Teacher that can design and implement w
ell
-
paced,
innovati
ve, engaging
, and differentiated

lessons
.




Teacher that is p
rofessional, passionate, dedicated, and inspires other teacher
s
.



Teach
er that can
integr
ate

technology

throughout the learning process.



Teacher that understands
data

and can effectively utilize i
t to improve student achievement.



Teacher that has h
igh expectations

for student success
and
differentiates to ensure higher student achievement.



Teacher that has excellent
communication skills
.


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Office of Technology Services


District Data

Protocol



Data Analysis

is ongoing and drive
s district goals, curriculum development, program development,
instructional practices and budgetary considerations.



A
ll professional teaching staff
utilizes data
when developing and implementing curriculum

and

instruction
al
practices
.



Data
presented in a
clear and concise manner and made readily accessible to all stake holders.



Data

that indicate
s

high student achievement is communicated publicly and successes are celebrated.



Ongoing
training

is provided for professional
staff in the understanding and util
ization of dat
a

to improve
student achievement


Curriculum & Instruction



Curriculum is
mapped out

and a
ligns with NYS standards
,

district/building goals
, and is
a “
living
document
”; reviewed based on assessment data



Curriculum is
aligned vertically & horiz
ontally

and the

scope and sequence for
each
subject area and grade
level

is well defined



Curriculum i
ncludes
best practices, instructional strategies that are differentiated
, and is abreast of
current educational research



Curriculum is
readily
accessible t
o all

stake holders.



Professional development

is provided
to
review, implement and update
curriculum


Professional Development



Staff Development

is s
ystem driven
and focused on the
district goals

and
vision




Staff Development is
data driven
, focused on rai
sing student achievement



Staff development is
created collaboratively

between faculty, staff, and administration


COMMUNITY RELATIONS


DISTRICT VISION



Highlight and promote/ communicate student success

& academic program.



Promote attendance

& active parti
cipation in school/ community events.



All decisions will be weighed against the need of the children & the financial impact of the taxpayer.



Develop opportunities for community engagement
.


HEALTH & SAFETY


DISTRICT VISION



Ongoing commitment to a
safe & s
ecure learning environment

for students & staff. (Building/ district
safety plans/roles).



Maintain buildings/ grounds that are clean & well maintained.



Maintain an
academic environment

that supports the social/ emotional development of all students.


FISC
AL MANAGEMENT


DISTRICT VISION



Fiscal management practices to sustain academic success.



Budget practices are fiscally responsible & include
short/long term forecasting, that consist of multi
-
year
financial projections, enrollment projections, & maximize
state expense driven aid
.



Budget process

& documents are presented in a clear & concise manner &
made readily accessible to all

stakeholders.



Revenue opportunities

are continuously explored & pursued.


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Office of Technology Services

I. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION



A.
Goals and strateg
ies, aligned with challenging State standards, for using telecommunications and technology
to improve teaching and learning


The District goals have been adopted by the various educational divisions within the Marlboro Central School
District. The goals an
d supporting objectives listed below support the District goal of “Excellence in Teaching.”


Excellence in Teaching




Promote lesson design that is rigorous, relevant & support critical thinking skills.



Promote the use of instructional strategies that inclu
de an understanding & use of differentiating,
technology & hands on experience.

● Acquire new teachers who exhibit technology proficiency and a strong understanding of technology


related learning. (21
st

Century Skills)



Support instruction through new distance learning technologies such as Web 2.0 tools, Moodle, Wikis,

and variou
s video equipment to support virtual field trips and connections to the world of work and
research.



Achievement Data is provided in clear & consistent format.



Teachers should understand achievement data by group/dept/content area.



Training is provided on h
ow to use data to drive instructional strategies and decisions.



B. Strategies that are based in research and that integrate technology into curricula and instruction for purposes
of improving student academic achievement and a timeline for this integrat
ion


Technology Integration is the incorporation of technology resources and technology
-
based practices into the
daily routines, work, management, and instruction in schools. Integrating technology is the “what comes next”
after making technology availabl
e and accessible. It is a continuous effort to improve school practices as new
and improved technologies become available.


The expectations must be clear and communicated to staff, both instructional and non
-
instructional, to achieve
higher levels of tec
hnology integration. Marlboro Central School has provided a framework for communicating
expectations.


The basis of the framework comes from both national and state technology standards. The national technology
standards used to assist in technology int
egration come from the International Society of Technology Education
or ISTE. This agency has developed technology benchmarks and foundation standards for students, teachers,
and administrators. The six categories are:


1.

Basic and operational skill

2.

Social
, ethical, and human issues

3.

Technology productivity tools

4.

Technology communications tools

5.

Technology research tools

6.

Technology problem solving and decision
-
making tools.



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The New York State Learning Standards also incorporate technology standards through
out the content areas.
This further helps refine the skill levels and expectation for teachers, students and administrators.


The primary source charged with documenting and making recommendations for technology is the Marlboro
Central School District’s T
echnology Curriculum Committee. The committee has worked extensively in
analyzing the technology standards, both national and state. The Committee created the Marlboro Central
School District Technology Curriculum Matrix, which serves several purposes li
sted below;



Create a framework to communicate both the ISTE and NYS technology standards.



Recommend classroom practices to support learning that meets both sets of standards.



Provide benchmarks for students and teachers with regard to abilities and compete
ncies.



Provide a basis for discussion of various groups of teachers, students, parents, administrators,
and outside agencies over the integration of technology in schools.


District Technology Curriculum Matrix

http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/477010097132814/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49570


The District Technology Curriculum Matrix is a result of cooperation, par
ticipation, and the constant need for
educators to improve pedagogy and to improve student achievement in all our schools. All teachers should
know that having technology present in the classrooms is not enough, but we must integrate these tools into the
curriculum and into teaching to improve student success. Once again thank you to all members for your
participation.


This document is a tool to communicate good technology integrated practices in our classrooms. It was
designed to identify specific acti
vities within the K

2, 3

5, 6
-
8, and 9
-
12 curriculums. The document mostly
addresses activities in Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. In time my hope is that it will
grow to identify good technology practices in the arts and specia
l subjects as well. The importance of this
document is that it aligns good technology integrated practices with both the New York State Standards and the
National Technology Foundation Standards. The National Technology Foundation Standards located at
www.iste.org

is a federally funded agency set forth to formulate and guide educational institutions in improving
education to prepare young learners for a world that is connected and integrated throughout with technology.

It
is critical to understand thematically that learning is connected and events that take place within our country and
abroad affect us wherever we are.



C. Strategies for the delivery of specialized or rigorous courses and curricula through the use of

technology,
including distance learning technologies


This section is subdivided into two categories: 1) Content Management and 2) Distance Learning


Content Management
:
What is Moodle?


The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the be
st tools to manage and promote learning,
but th
ere are many ways to use Moodle.
Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments
and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyis
t.

Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment
face
-
to
-
face courses (known as blended learning).

Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as
forums, databases and wikis)
to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter
(in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students
(such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning usi
ng assignments or quizzes.

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Over the next three years, the Marlboro Central School District will provide Moodle to staff to support regular
and online instruction to students in grades 3
-
12. Through every phase of this initiative, the district will provide

ongoing support and staff development to meet this goal.


Distance Learning


The distance learning initiative continues at Marlboro Schools. The following are specific goals outlined to
meet district goals regarding 21
st

century learning skills.




Continue

the Virtual High School electives offered to students at Marlboro High School in grades 10
-
12. The High School Improvement Plan specified additional benchmarks to explore over the next
three years, they are: increase the participation of students taking o
nline courses from 25 to 50. A
building improvement team will investigate commencement objectives which may include all student
graduating from Marlboro High School must have taken at least one online course prior to graduation.





Continue the investment o
f conferencing equipment to facilitate virtual field trips for all students.
There will be added emphasis on programs that extend classroom learning to real world application
and allowing student to interact with professionals from work to investigate care
er opportunities by
talking directly with individuals in those professions or areas of work.





Investigate alternative funding with Core Technologies and Tanberg by working to acquire grants that
allow student point to point discussion on critiquing each o
ther’s work. This focus will be in grades 6
-
12 and can be implemented in any subject or special area course.




D. Strategies to promote parental involvement and to increase communication with parents, including a
description of how parents will be inform
ed of the technology to be used with students


The District goals have been adopted by the various educational divisions within the Marlboro Central School
District. The goals and supporting objectives listed below support the District goal of “Community R
elations.”


COMMUNITY RELATIONS


DISTRICT VISION



Highlight and promote/ communicate student success

& academic program.

Strategies to support this goal range from open house presentations regarding the latest technology each
school offers as well as demon
strations for parents. Additionally, technology related presentations will
provided at public board meetings, through newspaper articles and other forms of written media and
through specialized forums such as technology showcase events and Internet media.





Promote attendance

& active participation in school/ community events.

The district uses two primary communications tools to support this goal, the district website,
www.marlboroschools.org

and the Blackbo
ard Connect Communication System. The communications
system district
-
wide is in its first year of use, future goals of this system are to increase the use for
notification of school related events and to use the survey tool this service provide to gather d
ata on
parent perception regarding key issues of the school, technology being one of those key issues.




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All decisions will be weighed against the need of the children & the financial impact of the taxpayer.




Develop opportunities for community engagement
.

The individual websites of our six schools continue to grow and offer more services, these services will
continue to grow over the next three years to include more digital resources for parents and students
such as n
ewsletters,

parent forums, video clips
, M
oodle,
and
opportunities for parental

input ie. Blogs
and parent forums.




E. Strategies for developing the program, where applicable, in collaboration with adult literacy service
providers and public libraries


Adult Education


The Marlboro School D
istrict continues to provide a robust adult education program in the Fall and Spring
semesters. Courses include computer and other technology related course but annually the Adult Education
Program offers over 50 courses to the community. The district webs
ite supports both the advertisement of the
program and registration information. Below are two courses that are running in the Spring of 2010. A copy of
the adult education course catalog can be found at
http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/marlboroschools/lib/marlboroschools/Updated_2
-
19
-
2010_Adult_Ed_Brochure_for_SPRING.pdf



MIKEY’S COMPUTER MYSTERIES SOLVED

M.
D’Adamo
If you work with a PC and get frustrated finding files, preserving blank documents or worksheets, organization or

have any questions or confusion, bring all of your questions to Mikey. This class will span the basics of any pc related “how

to” topi
cs

the students wish to cover. Novice to advanced students will benefit from this class.

Thursdays, March 4
-

April 29
th

7:00
-
9:00 p.m. Marlboro Middle School Computer Lab


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

R. Domanski
This course is for any pe
rson that wants to learn how to take and edit digital photos to create images that have

visual impact. Using Photoshop participants learn basics of digital photography and photo editing. Its scope includes basic

knowledge of digital cameras, use of photo
-
e
diting software and final presentation. At the end of the course participants

will have learned what makes a “good” photo, how to work computers and how to present finished work.

Recommended:
digital camera with at least 5 mega


pixels and photo paper. Pr
evious knowledge of computers
not required.

Tuesdays, March 2
-

April 27 6:30
-
8:00 p.m. Marlboro Middle School Computer Lab
Course fee: $50


Public Libraries


The Marlboro School District is partnered with its two public libraries, th
e Sarah Hull Hallock Library of
Milton and the Marlboro Free Library in Marlboro. Communication with both libraries is ongoing and do
partner with the school in providing various programs for students and adults of the community. The district
supports the
libraries with technology support, equipment and software as necessary to provide the community
with this valuable extension of the schools learning community.








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II. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


F. Strategies for providing ongoing, sustained profession
al development for teachers, principals, administrators
and school library media personnel to ensure that staff know how to use the new technologies to improve
education or library services


The District goals have been adopted by the various educational d
ivisions within the Marlboro Central School
District. The goals and supporting objectives listed below support the District goal of “Professional
Development.” Over the next three years, technology related professional development will be guided by the
str
ategies listed below.



Professional Development



Staff Development

is s
ystem driven
and focused on the
district goals

and
vision




Staff Development is
data driven
, focused on raising student achievement



Staff development is
created collaboratively

between
faculty, staff, and administration



Provide & support staff development opportunities to improve technology enriched instruction.



Provide technology staff development that are integrated & support instructional strategies.



Support special education teacher
s through exposure & training of adaptive technology solutions.


The Marlboro Central School District provides professional development throughout the year for instructional
staff and administrators. The integration of technology into teaching and learni
ng to improve student
achievement is the ultimate goal of any good technology plan. A great deal of effort has been put into
providing teachers and students with the essential skills to improve learning through technology. This area
represents one of the

most significant changes in Marlboro Central Schools and will continue to be the highest
priority.


Teacher training is being offered at all building levels on a variety of software applications. The number of
hours we provided toward training is impre
ssive and will continue as we move forward.


Software and curriculum materials are being used in many ways on all grade levels. We are encouraging a shift
from traditional CD
-
ROM programs to websites. Web
-
enabled software provides access for all both in
school
and from home.




Below is an example of Professional Development opportunities provided for by the Marlboro Central School
District.


Title




Purpose




Attendees


Provider

Intro. To Computer


Basic Computer Operations, using

Instructional Sta
ff

MCSD





CD
-
Rom, Real Player and other





tools.

Castle Learning Online


Using Curriculum Software on

Instructional Staff

MCSD/Castle





The Internet

Inspiration / Kidspiration


Using Graphic Organizers


Instructional Staff

MCSD

Power Point for Ins
truction

Presentations / Note
-
taking

Instructional Staff

MCSD/BOCES

Microsoft Word



Developing Documents and

Instructional Staff

MCSD/BOCES





Assignments

SchoolWires Web App


Creating classroom websites

Instructional Staff

MCSD





To extend learning
opportunities






Beyond school hours

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Web Based Activities


Using the Internet to Support

Instructional Staff

MCSD





Instruction

Using Digital Cameras in


Pictures to support Instruction

Instructional Staff

MCSD

The Classroom


Using Digital Video to


Using Computerized Display

Instructional Staff

MCSD

Support Instruction


Equipment to Support Instruction


Digital Meeting



Using Distance
-
Learning with

Administrative &


MCSD/BOCES





IP Cameras and Internet


Instructional Staff


G. Strategies and s
upporting resources such as services, software, other electronically delivered learning
materials and print resources that will be acquired to ensure successful and effective uses of technology


It is understood by the Marlboro Central School District that

proper use of technology in schools requires
training and professional development to fully realize the capabilities that technology offers both in office
operations and classroom instruction.



In this section, Professional Development refers to the lear
ning activities for all school employees to prepare
them to use technology in a school setting. Examples of activities and training opportunities include:




Familiarization with the operation of equipment and software.



Development of various proficiencies
in using technology to accomplish school tasks.



Application of software and applications to the management of school tasks both administrative and
instructional.



Integrate technology into teaching and learning.


Incentives for training vary throughout the
school district; in some cases such as office operations the need to
automate services and demand for technology use applies directly to the employee’s duties. Improving worker
capabilities and efficiency is vital to performing well on the job. Therefore

it is the expectation of the Marlboro
Central School District that employees both instructional and non
-
instructional take advantage of training and
professional development opportunities to improve their skill level and ultimately their performance for t
he
improvement of the organization. In some cases training may be mandatory because of safety or management
needs such as email, voicemail, attendance, grades, and other communications as they evolve.


Additional incentives to attend trainings and staff
development workshops include receipt of in
-
service credit as
agreed to by contract that compensates the employee either by time or accumulated credit hours that effect
salary.



Training


The Marlboro Central School District provides training through o
ut the year on the operation of equipment and
the use of software and applications. In some instances, initial training is provided by the vendor such as the
Board of Cooperative Education Services. (e.g., district
-
wide resources such as the student mana
gement and
financial systems)


Below is an example of training opportunities provided by the Marlboro Central School District.


Title



Purpose




Attendees



Provider

Intro. To Computer

Basic computer operations


Instructional/Non
-
Instructional

MCSD/B
OCES

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Intro to Network Office

Office Automation


Non
-
Instructional Staff


MHCSD

SASI XP



Student Info/Attendance/Grades

Instructional/Non
-
Instructional

MCSD/BOCES

Productivity through Email Improve Communications

Non
-
Instructional Staff


MCSD

SASI XP


Quer
y and Reporting


Administrative/Non
-
Instructional

BOCES

EXCEL 2003


Spreadsheet Intermediate


Instructional/Non
-
Instructional

MCSD



Access to Training and Staff Development


Training and Staff Development opportunities are available all year and are furth
er detailed in the Marlboro
Central School District Professional Development Plan. However for planning and scheduling purposes there
are certain times a year that offerings must be made available. The Office of Technology Services seeks to
offer approxi
mately
30 hours of technology training

per year with additional offerings available through the
Board Of Cooperative Educational Services. An overview of this time frame is highlighted below:


Month



Type of Training




Purpose____


August



New Teacher

Orientation


Overview of technology offered

to support instruction, general information.
Training on mandatory

programs such as attendance, e
-
mail,

and grading.

Late Sept. through

Office Applications & Instructional

Ongoing Training and Professional

Oct
ober


based professional Development

Development




(mentioned in earlier section)


March through April

Office Applications & Instructional

Ongoing Training and Professional




Based Professional Development

Development




(mentioned in earlier section)


J
uly



Office Automation and Instructional




Applications Training




Overview of Technology Applications


Technology Applications refers to software and systems run on school equipment that support important
administrative and instructional functions. Th
e following functions represent the major categories of
technology applications for the Marlboro Central School District: Administrative Management, Instructional
Support, Communications Support, and Security Systems.


Administrative Management Software an
d Systems


The software packages and systems in this category include financial accounting, personnel, staff attendance
and payroll, operations and planning, transportation, food management, facilities management, inventory
control, and decision support.


Company


Program/Software


Function

Finance Manager

Finance Manager


Financial Accounting, Payroll, Budget Operations

Microsoft


Office 2003/2007


Office Operations Budget Spreads, Database, Presentations.

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Ulster County


Tax Program



Aids in Tax Billing a
nd Collection

New York Employee

Benefits System

Weblink



Access to Employee Benefits System

Novell 6.5


Groupwise



Email


Instructional Support Software and Systems


The software packages and systems in this category include grading, student attendance
, student management,
testing, individualized education program management (IEP), instructional and curriculum support, access to
remote educational resources, distance education, and assistive and adaptive programs and systems.


Instructional Management S
oftware and Systems

listed.


Company



Program/Software


Function

Pearson



SASI XP



Student Management System

includes scheduling, attendance,

grades, testing, student demographics, and data.


Pearson



Integrade Pro



Network Grading System


Mindex



S
choolTool



Student Management System

includes scheduling, attendance,

grades, testing, student demographics, and data.

**SchoolTool is under implementation through the Mid
-
Hudson Regional Information Center


Company



Program/Software


Function

MHRIC/NYS
ED


Level Zero



Student data reporting

MHRIC/NYSED


NYStart



Student data reporting

MHRIC/Crystal Reports

COGNOS Cubes


Student Database System


IEP Direct



IEP Direct



Special Education Student

Management System and IEP Development

Educational Test
ing Service

Wyatt II/WISC Scoring

Testing

MyLearningPlan.com


Website



Maintain Professional Development Data


For the purposes of software resource management and support the Marlboro Central School District Office of
Technology has constructed “suites
” of programs that support instruction and student learning at various grade
levels.













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Instructional Classroom Software


Grade Appropriation: The elementary school software is divided in two categories;
Primary
, serving
kindergarten, first, and

second grades and
Intermediate
, serving the third, fourth, and fifth grades. The two
software packages can be found on every student and teacher workstation throughout the elementary schools.


Kindergarten through second grade:

Company




Program/Softwar
e




Function

Microsoft

Calculator

Calculator


math computations

Microsoft

Notepad

Word Processor

Microsoft

Windows Media Player

Media Viewer

Microsoft

Internet Explorer 6.0

Web Browser

Microsoft

Office 2003

Applications Suite

Microsoft

Word

Word Pro
cessor

Microsoft

Excel

Spread Sheet

Microsoft

Power Point

Presentation Software

Microsoft

Encarta 2004

Encylopedia

Microsoft

Paint

Drawing / Graphics

Mozilla

Mozilla 2.0

Web Browser

Nero

Nero Burning ROM

CD Burner

Dell

Power DVD

DVD Viewer

Adobe

Ac
robat Viewer

Document Viewer

Adobe

Photoshop 7.0

Graphics

Adobe

Elements 2.0

Graphics

Jasc

Paint Shop Pro 7.0

Graphics

Smart Technologies

Smart Board Software Suite

Programs for Smart Board

Language Arts



Harcourt

Mission Comprehension

Meets NYS Lea
rning Standards

Harcourt

Phonics Express

Meets NYS Learning Standards

The Learning Company

Reader Rabbit Journey ½

Meets NYS Learning Standards

The Learning Company

ABC World

Meets NYS Learning Standards

The Learning Company

Learn about letters and sou
nds

Meets NYS Learning Standards

The Learning Company

Learn about colors and shapes

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Inspiration

Inspiration

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Kidspiration

Kidspiration

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Mathematics



Knowledge Adve
nture

Math Blaster

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Numbers Undercover

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Numbers Recovered

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Penny Pot

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Micrograms

Wild West Math

Meets NYS Learni
ng Standards

Micrograms

Clock Faces

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Micrograms

Mathosaurus I

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Micrograms

Mathosaurus II

Meets NYS Learning Standards






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Third through fifth grade:

Company




Program/Software




Function

Micros
oft

Calculator

Calculator


math computations

Microsoft

Notepad

Word Processor

Microsoft

Windows Media Player

Media Viewer

Microsoft

Internet Explorer 6.0

Web Browser

Microsoft

Office 2003

Applications Suite

Microsoft

Word

Word Processor

Microsoft

Ex
cel

Spread Sheet

Microsoft

Power Point

Presentation Software

Microsoft

Encarta 2004

Encylopedia

Microsoft

Paint

Drawing / Graphics

Mozilla

Mozilla 2.0

Web Browser

Nero

Nero Burning ROM

CD Burner

Dell

Power DVD

DVD Viewer

Adobe

Acrobat Viewer

Documen
t Viewer

Adobe

Photoshop 7.0

Graphics

Adobe

Elements 2.0

Graphics

Jasc

Paint Shop Pro 7.0

Graphics

Smart Technologies

Smart Board Software Suite

Programs for Smart Board

Language Arts



Harcourt

Mission Comprehension

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Har
court

Phonics Express

Meets NYS Learning Standards

The Learning Company

Chuck Wagon Bills Language Skills

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Type to Learn 3

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Inspiration

Inspiration

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Mathemat
ics



Knowledge Adventure

Math Blaster

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Nordic Software

Coin Critters

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Micrograms

Wild West Math

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Micrograms

Clock Faces

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Sixth through ei
ghth grade:

The following software can be found on every computer station in the middle school. The software has been
selected specifically for middle level education.

Company




Program/Software




Function

Microsoft

Calculator

Calculator


math computat
ions

Microsoft

Notepad

Word Processor

Microsoft

Windows Media Player

Media Viewer

Microsoft

Internet Explorer 6.0

Web Browser

Microsoft

Office 2003

Applications Suite

Microsoft

Word

Word Processor

Microsoft

Excel

Spread Sheet

Microsoft

Power Point

P
resentation Software

Microsoft

Encarta 2004

Encylopedia

Microsoft

Paint

Drawing / Graphics

Mozilla

Mozilla 2.0

Web Browser

Nero

Nero Burning ROM

CD Burner

Dell

Power DVD

DVD Viewer

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Adobe

Acrobat Viewer

Document Viewer

Adobe

Photoshop 7.0

Graphics

A
dobe

Elements 2.0

Graphics

Jasc

Paint Shop Pro 7.0

Graphics

Smart Technologies

Smart Board Software Suite

Programs for Smart Board

Language Arts



Holt

Holt Interactive Spelling

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Inspiration

Inspiration 6.0

Meets NYS Learn
ing Standards

Mel Babb

Fast Type

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Type to Learn 3

Meets NYS Learning Standards




Mathematics



RM Education

RM Math Frameworks / Kaleidos

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Key Curriculum Press

Geometers Sketch Pad

Me
ets NYS Learning Standards

Exam Gen

Assessment Questions Database

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Social Studies



Google

Google Earth

Satellite Imagery

World View

World Studies

Meets NYS Learning Standards

World View

Foundations of Geography

Meets NYS L
earning Standards

Productivity



Encore

Home Architect 2

Meets NYS Learning Standards

FS Creations

Exam Helpers

Meets NYS Learning Standards

FS Creations

Lesson Views

Meets NYS Learning Standards

FS Creations

Mind Point Quiz Show

Meets NYS Learning St
andards

Online Reference


Library




IPAC MMS Online Catalog

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Best Poetry

Meets NYS Learning Standards


EBSCO

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Encyclopedia Britannica

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Gale

Meets NYS Learning St
andards


Sirs

Meets NYS Learning Standards


World Book Encyclopedia

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Media Search Fiction

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Media Search Nonfiction

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Ninth through twelfth grade:

The following softw
are can be found on every computer station in the high school. The software has been
selected specifically for high school education.

Company




Program/Software




Function

Microsoft

Calculator

Calculator


math computations

Microsoft

Notepad

Word Proce
ssor

Microsoft

Windows Media Player

Media Viewer

Microsoft

Internet Explorer 6.0

Web Browser

Microsoft

Office 2003

Applications Suite

Microsoft

Word

Word Processor

Microsoft

Excel

Spread Sheet

Microsoft

Power Point

Presentation Software

Microsoft

En
carta 2004

Encylopedia

Microsoft

Paint

Drawing / Graphics

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Mozilla

Mozilla 2.0

Web Browser

Nero

Nero Burning ROM

CD Burner

Dell

Power DVD

DVD Viewer

Adobe

Acrobat Viewer

Document Viewer

Adobe

Photoshop 7.0

Graphics

Adobe

Elements 2.0

Graphics

Jasc

P
aint Shop Pro 7.0

Graphics

Smart Technologies

Smart Board Software Suite

Programs for Smart Board

Language Arts



Holt

Holt Interactive Spelling

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Holt

Holt Online Learning

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Inspiration

Inspirat
ion 6.0

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Sunburst

Type to Learn 3

Meets NYS Learning Standards




Mathematics



Exam Gen

Assessment Questions Database

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Key Curriculum Press

Geometers Sketch Pad

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Hol
t

Algebra

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Holt

Geometry

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Holt

Pre
-
Algebra

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Holt

The Geome

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Microsoft

Win Plot

Meets NYS Learning Standards




Social Studies



Google

Go
ogle Earth

Satellite Imagery

World View

World Studies

Meets NYS Learning Standards

World View

Foundations of Geography

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Productivity



South Western Publishing

Auto Accounting ver. 8

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Auto Desk

A
uto CAD 2007

Meets NYS Learning Standards

Online Reference


Library




IPAC MMS Online Catalog

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Best Poetry

Meets NYS Learning Standards


EBSCO

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Encyclopedia Britannica

Meets NYS Learning Stan
dards


Gale

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Sirs

Meets NYS Learning Standards


World Book Encyclopedia

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Media Search Fiction

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Media Search Nonfiction

Meets NYS Learning Standards


Specialized So
ftware / Web
-
Based Programs for Students and Teachers

Company



Website





Function

Enchanted Learning


http://enchantedlearning.com




Meets NYS Learning Standards

MathStories.com


www.mathstories.com




Meets NYS Learning Standards

Brain Pop



www.brainpop.com





Meets NYS Learning Standards


Encyclopedia Britannica Online

http://school.
eb.com





http://search.eb.com





Meets NYS Learning Standards


Culture Grams



www.online.culturegrams.com



Meets NYS Learning Standards


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Mid Hudson Teacher Cent
er

http://nyiteez.org/MarcoPoloNY/



Meets NYS Learning Standards

Harcourt Online


www.harcourtschool.com




Meets NYS Learning Standards


Internet 4 Classrooms


www.internet4classrooms.com



Meets NYS Learning Standards


Adaptive and Assistive Software and Systems

Company


Program/Software


Function




Zoom Text 8.0



Visual Magnification




Kurzweil 3000



Doc
ument Enhancement


Audio/Visual Support


IBM



Via Voice 9.0



Voice Recognition




Write Out Loud


Audio Enhancement


3. Communications Support


Communications support includes electronic mail, local and wide
-
area network management software and
systems
, Internet access, and voice software and systems.


Company


Program/Software


Function

Novell 6.5


Console 1



Email Management

Novell 6.5


NW Admin



Network Account Management

Novell 6.5


Groupwise



Email

Microsoft


Remote Desktop


User / Client Mana
gement

NEC



NEAX 2000



Phone/Voicemail System

Intertel



AxxessCALL Accounting

Call Accounting System

IBM/Marist


Web Portal



Communications System

Norton



Ghost 10.0



PC Cloning and Deployment

Symantec


PC Anywhere



User / Client Management


4. Sec
urity Systems


The programs and systems in this category apply to firewall technologies, secure transmission systems, video
surveillance, and anti
-
virus software.


Company


Program/Software



Function

8e6



8e6 content server



Internet Content Filter

Syma
ntec


Norton Anti
-
Virus Enterprise


Anti
-
Virus Protection

BSD Web Solutions

Email Scanning



Spam/Malicious Software Scanning

Aexxis


Network Monitoring Service


Network Status Monitoring and Alert

Honeywell


Win
-
Pak 2005




Access Control Software











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H. Certification of Compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (Blocking/filtering and
policies/instruction/resources on Internet Safety)

** NEW **

**This section is an excerpt from the Marlboro Central School District Security Plan. For ad
ditional
information access Marlboro’s IT Security Plan at
http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/477010097132814/blank/browse.asp?A=383
&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49570



Security Verification

Security Logs


All actions relative to system security must be accountable.


Therefore MCSD information systems shall
meet the following requirements:




System security logs shall list logon and lo
goff times and all other relevant security events in order to
support security audits.




System security logging shall be balanced to insure logging of relevant security information while
limiting the growth of the security log to a manageable size.





All event logs must be stored for a minimum of 4 weeks.




A method of automatic clock synchronization shall be set up on the MCSD network in order to insure
accurate time information in the security logs.




All security related log
s shall be reviewed on a consistent basis to ensure that MCSD security is not
being compromised.




Administrators shall not have rights to clear or alter security logs in order to insure that the MCSD
Security Engineer has accurate security informa
tion in the security log


Security Verification Team


A security team shall be set up to test the security of the network using known techniques used by people who
try to gain access to networks.


This security team shall be identified in writing to the Ce
ntral Office when
testing of the MCSD network is about to take place.


No testing of network security will take place without the
authorization from Central Office.

Upon completion of the security testing, full documentation as to the
methods used and the
results of the test shall be delivered to the Central Office.



Handling Non
-
compliance


Information Security Incident Management:

a. Definition
. An information security incident includes, but is not limited to, one of the following events:



A
ttempts (eit
her failed or successful) to gain unauthorized access to a system or its data



U
nwanted disruption or denial of service



T
he unauthorized use of a system for the processing or storage of data



C
hanges to system hardware, firmware, or software characteristi
cs without the owner's knowledge,
instruction, or consent



Unauthorized disclosure of regulated or confidential information


b. Notification
. Information technology employees must immediately notify their supervisor or director upon
discovery of a possibl
e or actual information security incident. Employees will immediately notify the
Assistant
Superintendent for Technology/Personnel

if their supervisor or director is unavailable.

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c. Reporting
. Responsible information technology staff will initiate timely
corrective action, document the
incident and record lessons learned to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The
Technology
Services Staff retain

documentation related to all information security incidents.

d. Exceptions.

If individuals b
elieve they have a circumstance that requires
exception

to the MCSD IT Security
Plan, upon agreement with the MCSD Information Security Officer they will be allowed access or a temporary
override account.


The MCSD Information Security Officer and Technolo
gy Services staff will provide ongoing
monitoring of such instances.


It is mandatory that all employees of MCSD report all suspected security incidents to the MCSD Information
Security Officer
.


They may do so by calling the MCSD help desk or calling the
MCSD Information Security
Officer directly.


All reported security incidents must be investigated.


CIPA Compliance


The Marlboro Central School District is protected by the
Fortigate
-
310B® Firewall
. The same firewall used by
Orange/Ulster BOCES for networ
k monitoring and protection of the BOCES network. This device allows
MCSD the access and protection it needs while utilizing services such as Web access, file transfer protocols
(ftp), VPN access and remote administration. The firewall also blocks and log
s intruder attempts to gain access
to the MCSD network. More specific information is listed below or go to
http://www.fortinet.com/


Ranging from the FortiGate
-
30 series for small offices to the FortiGate
-
5000 seri
es for large enterprises, service
providers and carriers, the FortiGate line combines the FortiOS™ security operating system with FortiASIC
processors and other hardware to provide a comprehensive and high
-
performance array of security and
networking funct
ions including:



Firewall, VPN, and Traffic Shaping



Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)



Antivirus/Antispyware/Antimalware



Web Filtering



Antispam



Application Control (e.g., IM and P2P)



VoIP Support (H.323. and SCCP)



Layer 2/3 routing



Multiple WAN inte
rface options


FortiGate appliances provide cost
-
effective, comprehensive protection against network, content, and
application
-
level threats
-

including complex attacks favored by cybercriminals
-

without degrading network
availability and uptime. FortiGa
te platforms incorporate sophisticated networking features, such as high
availability (active/active, active/passive) for maximum network uptime, and virtual domain (VDOM)
capabilities to separate various networks requiring different security policies.


Th
e Marlboro Central School District’s IT Security Plan can be viewed at

http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/477010097132814/blank/bro
wse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49570






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III.

INFRASTRUCTURE, HARDWARE, TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND SOFTWARE


I.

Strategies to identify the need for telecommunication services, hardware, software and other services to
improve education or library services, and

strategies to determine interoperability among the components of
technologies to be acquired


The former Technology Plan moved the Marlboro Central School District in two key directions. For its newly
updated and renovated elementary schools the plan add
ressed the implementation and integration of technology
grades K
-
5. At the secondary level, the High School is currently engaged in a capital renovation with
technology as a major component of that project. As the

Technology Plan moves forward the Technol
ogy Committee has created a framework for improving and
expanding technology resources for all children. These specific goals are listed in section J. of this document.


This Technology Plan and policies seek to fulfill the goals set by the Marlboro Centra
l School District Board of
Education, administration, faculty, students, and community. Through input and shared decision
-
making, the
district’s technology serves the school and community interest to help promote a positive school
-
community
culture.


The
Technology Committee will continue meeting over the next three years to monitor and evaluate the
district’s progress towards meeting the goals of the district and fulfilling the needs outlined in section J.


Inventory



See Appendix


J.

Strategies to increase

access to technology for all students and all teachers


The function of the Technology Curriculum Committee is to monitor, evaluate and communicate with all
stakeholders the status of technology within our schools. Over this past year, the technology com
mittee met
and identified three areas to improve technology integration in Marlboro schools, they are 1) technology for
teaching and learning, 2) Facilities and 3) Policy. Listed below are the specific strategies that will be supported
through budget proce
ss through 2013.


Technology for Teaching and Learning


K
-
2

Teachers/Students need to have access to:




Updated and more challenging Math programs. (eg. Rain Forest Math)



Senteo
-

student response systems. ***



I
-
Tunes subscriptions. ***



Updated typing progr
am.


Grade 3
-
5

Teachers/Students should be able to:




Have full knowledge of the capabilities of the MS Word program.



Use Turnit.com for paper submission.

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Understand the hierarchy database / search engine / website / credible website.



More tech access in th
e Media Center (Computers/Smart boards).



Search online catalog.



Use Sibelius or other access to music software.


Middle School Gr. 6
-
8

Teachers/Students should be able to:




Demonstrate an understanding of podcasting & create podcasts. ***



Create and navig
ate Web quests.



Use I pods in the classroom. ***



Have access to more digital resources


books online / voice activate / student assistive technology.



Student access to united streaming.



Moodle


content management. ***



Creating websites


rich digital

media.



Demonstrate proper / ethical use of technology.



Create and present graphs and tabled information.



Use GPS / other hand held devices > senteo response systems and probes.


High School

Teachers/Students should be able to:




Have access to computer lab
s that allow for 1:1 interaction, with full print capability.. ***



Have access to Senteos / Elmos for instruction. ***



Have greater access to mobile computers. (carts, netbooks) ***



Use Web 2.0 tools


Wikis / blogs / podcast access.



Have more technolog
y related professional development. ***



Access more virtual high school offerings

*** Indicates District Wide Implications


Facilities

The following recommendations were put forth by the committee to support the goals identified from the
meeting in Septem
ber.


1.

Mounting Smart boards and Projector


District Wide

2.

Less restrictions on Teacher Computers

3.

Document Cameras (Elmos) in all classrooms

4.

Communication of Technology Initiatives, Staff Development and Instructional dialogue.

5.

More access to portable compu
ters


Netbooks

6.

Access to IPods for instruction


Student & Teacher

7.

Upgrading Software


Office 2007, video tools, ect..


Policy

In review of the Employee Acceptable Use Policy and the Student Acceptable Use Policy, the committee
made the following recomme
ndations for consideration and/or incorporation into our technology related use
policies:


1.

Texting / Sexting

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2.

E
-
Bullying or other forms of E
-
Harrassement

3.

Cellphone or PDA’s

IV. FUNDING AND BUDGET



K.

Timeline and budget covering the acquisition, implementat
ion, interoperability provisions, maintenance
and professional development related to the use of technology to improve student academic achievement
including support resources, such as services, software, print resources, and digital curricula


Financial p
lanning for the Marlboro Central School District data/voice/video network involves two sorts of
financial transactions or activities: revenues or sources of funds, and expenditures or uses of funds.


Funding Sources:

General Fund

Board of Cooperative Edu
cational Services

Debt Service

Grant Assistance



Expenditures:

Administrative



C
entral Services Budget / OU
BOCES Budget

Instructional



Computer Assisted
Instruction Budget / OU
BOCES Budget


Overview of the Major Funding Sources for Technology


Gener
al Fund Overview

1.

Central Computer

2.

Instructional Technology


MARLBORO CENTRAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT







Technology & Personnel Budget







Proposed Budget for 2010
-
2013











Account

2004
-
2005

2007
-
2008

2009
-
2010

2010
-
2011

2011
-
2012

2012
-
2013

Name

Bud
get

Budget

Budget

Proposed
Budget


Forecast

Forecast


Central Services








Central Data Processing








EQUIPMENT

0.00

60,000.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

5,200.00

5,408.00


CONTRACTUAL

2,300.00

2,300
.00

2,300.00

2,300.00

2,392.00

2,487.68


MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

16,000.00

51,066.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

5,200.00

5,408.00


CONFERENCES

500.00

500.00

500.00

500.00

520.00

540.80


DUES

150.0
0

150.00

150.00

150.00

156.00

162.24


TRAVEL

1,000.00

1,000.00

1,250.00

2,250.00

2,340.00

2,433.60


SUPPLIES/MATERIALS

5,000.00

8,000.00

7,779.00

7,779.00

8,090.16

8,413.77


COMPUTER S
OFTWARE

11,000.00

11,000.00

11,000.00

10,000.00

10,400.00

10,816.00

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BOCES

0.00

318,600.00


358,286.00

375,831.00

390,864.24

406,498.81


Total:Central Data Processing

35,950.00

452,616.00


391,265.00

408,810
.00

425,162.40

442,168.90

Instruction










Instructional Media










Computer
-
Assisted Instruction










EQUIPMENT

149,700.00

149,700.00


135,000.00

41,900.00

43,576.00

45,319.04


CON
TRACTUAL

8,900.00

8,900.00

9,900.00

10,000.00

10,400.00

10,816.00


MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

16,000.00

16,000.00

16,000.00

30,733.00

31,962.32

33,240.81


CONFERENCES

500.00

500.00

500.00

500.00

520.00

540.80



DUES

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

104.00

108.16


SUPPLIES/MATERIALS

5,000.00

27,000.00

31,733.00

90,000.00

93,600.00

97,344.00


COMPUTER SOFTWARE

38,000.00

38,000.00

42,700.00

42,700.00


44,408.00

46,184.32


BOCES




10,000.00

30,000.00

31,200.00

32,448.00


Total:Computer
-
Assisted
Instruction

218,200.00

240,200.00


245,933.00

245,933.00

255,770.32

266,001.13








Grand Total

254,150.00

702,316.00


665,853.00

683,398.00

710,733.92

739,163.28



L.

Strategies that will be employed to coordinate available state and local resources to implement activities
and acquisitions prescribed in the technology plan


The District goals have been adop
ted by the various educational divisions within the Marlboro Central School
District. The goals and supporting objectives listed below support the District goal of “Fiscal Management.”


FISCAL MANAGEMENT



Fiscal management practices to sustain academic succ
ess.



Budget practices are fiscally responsible & include short/long term forecasting, that consist of multi
-
year
financial projections, enrollment projections, & maximize state expense driven aid.



Budget process & documents are presented in a clear & conci
se manner & made readily accessible to all
stakeholders.



Revenue opportunities are continuously explored & pursued.



Fiscal management decisions and practices specific to curriculum and instruction focus on academic success.



Budget practices for curriculum
& instruction include short/long term forecasting.

-

Mtgs w/building admin, team leaders, and dept chairs to forecast needs. (3
-
5 year plans)

-

Access grant opportunities to offset costs.

-

Maximize programming and professional development to minimize exp
enses. (share with other districts,
teachers center, and BOCES)




Provide budgetary and purchasing support for technology upgrades and professional development.







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V. MONITORING AND EVALUATION



M.

Strategies that the district will use to evaluate the ex
tent to which activities are effective in integrating
technology into curricula and instruction, increasing the ability of teachers to teach, and enabling
students to reach challenging State academic standards


including teachers involvement in all aspect
s of
the plan


Marlboro Central School District’s strategic goals outlined in our vision statement
will be measured by the
following
Performance Indicators:


↑ Increase mastery at all levels

↑ Increase students with disabilities performance

↑ Increase performance of underachieving populations


The performance indicators above are closely aligned to data analysis of student achievement data on the New
York State

assessments. In addition to these performance indicators, the function of the Technology
Curriculum Committee is to monitor
, evaluate

and communicate with all stakeholders the status of technology
within our schools. Over this past year, the technology
committee met and identified three areas to improve
technology integration in
Marlboro

schools, they are 1) technology for teaching and learning, 2) Facilities and
3)
Policy. Listed below are the specific strategies that will be supported through budget pr
ocess through 2013.


Results of the September 30
th

, 2009 Meeting

Focus of meeting:

Technology for Teaching and Learning


Technology Plan Goals 2010
-
2013

K
-
2

Teachers/Students need to have access to:




Updated and more challenging Math programs. (e
g. Rain Forest Math)



Senteo
-

student response systems. ***



I
-
Tunes subscriptions. ***



Updated typing program.


Grade 3
-
5

Teachers/Students should be able to:




Have full knowledge of the capabilities of the MS Word program.



Use Turnit.com for paper submiss
ion.



Understand the hierarchy database / search engine / website / credible website.



More tech access in the Media Center (Computers/Smart boards).



Search online catalog.



Use Sibelius or other access to music software.


Middle School Gr. 6
-
8

Teachers/Stude
nts should be able to:




Demonstrate an understanding of podcasting & create podcasts. ***

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Office of Technology Services



Create and navigate Web quests.



Use I pods in the classroom. ***



Have access to more digital resources


books online / voice activate / student assistive technolo
gy.



Student access to united streaming.



Moodle


content management. ***



Creating websites


rich digital media.



Demonstrate proper / ethical use of technology.



Create and present graphs and tabled information.



Use GPS / other hand held devices > senteo
response systems and probes.


High School

Teachers/Students should be able to:




Have access to computer labs that allow for 1:1 interaction, with full print capability.. ***



Have access to Senteos / Elmos for instruction. ***



Have greater access to mobi
le computers. (carts, netbooks) ***



Use Web 2.0 tools


Wikis / blogs / podcast access.



Have more technology related professional development. ***



Access more virtual high school offerings

*** Indicates District Wide Implications


Results of the October 2
0
th
, 2009 Meeting

Focus of meeting:

Facilities


The following recommendations were put forth by the committee to support the goals identified from the
meeting in September.


8.

Mounting Smart boards and Projector


District Wide

9.

Less restrictions on Teacher C
omputers

10.

Document Cameras (Elmos) in all classrooms

11.

Communication of Technology Initiatives, Staff Development and Instructional dialogue.

12.

More access to portable computers


Netbooks

13.

Access to IPods for instruction


Student & Teacher

14.

Upgrading Software


Office 2007, video tools, ect..


Results of the October 20
th
, 2009 Meeting

Focus of meeting:

Policy


In review of the Employee Acceptable Use Policy and the Student Acceptable Use Policy, the committee made
the following recommendations for consideration
and/or incorporation into our technology related use policies:


4.

Texting / Sexting

5.

E
-
Bullying or other forms of E
-
Harrassement

6.

Cellphone or PDA’s





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N.

Strategies are in place to develop and monitor district's policy’s for staff and student use of the
techno
logies including Acceptable Use Policy


MCSD is taking appropriate steps to ensure its information systems are properly protected from all security
threats.


All MCSD information systems shall be protected, regardless of storage or transmission medium.




Three key concepts form the backbone of the security program at MCSD:

1.

The District’s commitment to protecting vital and confidential electronic files.

2. All information access is granted consistent with the staff technology acceptable use policy and
ot
her applicable Board of Education policies and administrative regulations.

3.


Information security is the responsibility of all computer system users.


The Marlboro Central School District maintains an Information Technology Security Plan that fully a
ddresses
how district policies and information technologies are developed and monitored. The portion is an excerpt of
the MCSD IT Security Plan, the securit
y plan can be viewed online at


http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/477010097132814/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49570


The objectives of the MSCD IT Security Plan are the following:




Acquaint employees with the security procedures required to ensure protection of information
technology systems at MCSD.




Clarify employee responsibilities and duties with respect to the protection of information resources.




Enable

managers and other workers to make decisions about information security which are in keeping
with standard policies and procedures, and which are responsive to prevailing local conditions.




Coordinate the efforts of different groups within MCSD so

that information resources are properly and
consistently protected, regardless of their location, form, or supporting technologies.




Provide guidance for the performance of information system security audits and reviews.




Demonstrate upper

management support for a strong information security program at MCSD.




Establish a basis for disciplinary actions when required to protect MCSD information assets.


Acceptable Use Policy


Each person seeking issuance by the Marlboro Central School

District of an access account (login name) must
submit a signed User Agreement and Waiver Form. Students must also return a signed Parent/Guardian
Consent and Waiver Form. Signatories to these waiver forms agree to hold Marlboro Central School District,

and the Internet Access Provider, Mid
-
Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC), harmless for material
acquired or contracts made on the Marlboro Central School District’s network or on the Internet. The forms are
kept on record and the agreement remain
s intact for the duration of a student’s educational stay or an
employee’s employment at the Marlboro Central School District.

Acceptable Use Policy


Students grades 6
-
12

Acceptable Use Pol
icy


District Employees


The policies can be viewed online at

http://marlboroschools.schoolwires.com/477010097132814/blank/browse.asp?
A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49570