The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released the findings from its 2nd Annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey, which reveal that one in three districts report budget increases for this year. Despite the reported growing budgets, however, nearly one-half of the survey’s 350 respondents from 45 states indicated that their districts still do not have adequate funding to support existing equipment to meet board expectations or implement new classroom technologies.
The IT Leadership Survey tracks information on IT priorities, budgets, staffing, district technology leader / chief information officer (CIO) / chief technology officer (CTO) characteristics and K-12 IT leadership in a district and school system. Key findings are included below.
- Less than 18 percent report their district is fully ready for the 2014 online assessments starting this fall.
- 47 percent of the respondents report budgets are not adequate to support existing equipment to meet board expectations or implement new classroom technologies.
- 59 percent report their staff does not have time to implement new classroom technology.
- 63 percent of districts use and recognize the title of chief information officer / chief technology officer – up from 43 percent in 2013.
For more, visit: www.cosn.org/ITsurvey2014.