The Texas ePlan system is an electronic resource provided by the Texas Education Agency that allows districts and charter schools to prepare and submit a technology plan in a completely online process. The technology plan also undergoes an online review and approval process.
Technology plans help districts to efficiently and effectively use technology to ensure students, educators, administrators and support personnel have the tools necessary to achieve the school district’s goals. As such, technology plans should support the school district’s improvement plan and be aligned with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.
The Texas Education Agency requires Texas public school districts and charter schools to submit a technology plan through the ePlan system. The plan also allows, as necessary, school districts to maintain eligibility for other state and federal programs, including the universal service Schools and Libraries Program commonly known as E-Rate. The technology plan should allow a district to evaluate their current technology; determine areas of need, set goals, objectives, and strategies to meet those needs; and allocate funding for meeting the objectives.