Enhance and Affirm the Responsibility of The Minister's IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology

Resolution Number: 

2012-05
Resolution

WHEREAS the Minister’s IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology consists of representatives from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Department of Finance, the School Boards, the PEI Teachers Federation and English and French parent groups, together representing the key stakeholders in information technology use in schools, and,

WHEREAS the Minister’s IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology is supported by the professional advice of officials from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Department of Finance, and

WHEREAS it is vital to the successful implementation of information technology infrastructure in the education system that decisions are made professionally, in a systematic, equitable fashion that considers the needs of educators, students, and the curriculum, and,

WHEREAS when significant decisions about spending and policy on education technology outside the deliberative process afforded by Minister’s IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology (for example the implementation of “Smart Boards” in schools) the resulting non-systematic approach can result in a lack of proper resources, training and ongoing support,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEIHSF requests the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development reaffirm the responsibility of the Minister’s IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology to provide the Minister with systematic, deliberative advice, and that the Committee’s counsel be factored into future decisions about information technology planning and spending in the province.

Consideration

Status: 

Passed
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Destination: 

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Department of Finance
English Language School Board
Premier of PEI
PEI Teachers Federation
Responses Received

Responses: 

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, June 22, 2012

The Minister's IT Advisory Committee on Computer Information Technology is a very unique committee in that it is made up of many different stakeholders from the Education system from School Boards, the Department, Teachers’ Federation, parents, and Home and School. It provides very valuable and compressive recommendations to myself and the Department in order to advance our communication and information technology possibilities.

There has been considerable work completed by this committee including the document “Continuing Our Joumey in the 21st Century Leaming” andthe Acceptable Use Policy on Communication and Information Technology.

I certainly wish to affirm the importance of this committee, and look forward to working with them in the future.

English Language School Board, October 9, 2012 

The Eastern School District ~ Western School Board staff are members of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on CIT at the request of the Minister. The Board fully supports the Minister using recommendations from this committee for future decisions about information technology planning and spending in the province.