To provide districts with both regulatory relief and time to engage in thorough, comprehensive technology planning, NYSED has extended approval of all approved District Instructional Technology Plans by one year, to June 30, 2022. New District Instructional Technology Plan surveys will now be due to NYSED by June 30, 2022, and will cover school years 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25. The District Technology Committee is currently drafting the 2022-2025 Technology Plan.
In this Information Age it is understood that the Orchard Park School District commits to preparing its students to work in an ever-changing, information-centered, competitive global community. It is important that all students and staff become proficient in using technology to help students meet the Common Core Learning Standards and to gather information, communicate, solve problems and become lifelong learners. Educators must combine and integrate technology with new models of teaching, acknowledging each student's individual learning style. This vision complements the District Vision Statement:
"We will give our students the vision to reach the stars the skills and fortitude to climb the ladder and the wisdom to appreciate the beauty of the journey."