Budgeting for Technology
Technology expenditures are a recurring and permanent event. Budgeting for technology should be based on a school’s technology master plan that reflects the school’s educational goals and objectives. The purchasing of hardware prior to developing a master technology plan often results in unused or under utilized equipment.
A few key points to keep in mind:
- The budget should provide for staff development.
- The budget should address the timely renewal and replacement of educational technology.
- Technology should be a regular budget line item at a level consistent with the Technology Master Plan.
- Sources of Income:
- Student Technology Fees
- Technology Grants
- Unbudgeted Special Donations