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Students in the classroom working on computers Technology Plan

September 2014

As part of the E-rate Modernization Order released on July 23, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) determined that an approved technology plan is no longer needed for E-rate funding.

Since no federal or state programs require an approved technology plan, the Illinois State Board of Education has determined that it will release schools from the technology plan mandate. To that end, ISBE will no longer review or approve technology plans on a yearly basis. 

The technology plan template will remain a part of the Illinois Interactive Report Card site. Districts will be able retrieve previous plans or write a new plan using that site for the remainder of this school year (through June 30, 2015). If a district needs a plan reviewed for approval for federal or state grant purposes, staff may contact Jamey Baiter at