The Technology Steering Committee developed LCPS's Technology Plan in alignment with the Educational Technology Plan for Virginia. It is divided into five components: (1) integration, (2) professional development and support programs, (3) connectivity, (4) educational applications, and (5) accountability
The selection and use of software for instructional is guided by a review and procurement process that provides three matrices of software: an elementary, middle, high school. In addition, schools may purchase software from an Approved-for-School-Purchase matrix for which the county provides technical support and professional development.
Selecting the appropriate educational software whether locally-installed or ASP-delivered falls under the guidelines established through the Software Review and Procurement Process in which software is studied in regards to its
research-based evidence of effectiveness;
alignment with the Virginia Standards of Learning;
suitability for students' needs and learning styles;
total cost of purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading hardware and software
The software review and procurement process allows anyone in the district to request a review of software. Titles are vetted through a committee of teachers and curriculum supervisors to assess the instructional need and the software’s potential to impact student learning. If software is reviewed positively, tests are conducted to ensure that the software will work well within the images and configurations created for the elementary, middle, and high school machines.