Chapter 6: Technology Implementation in Schools
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Chart 6.7. How was your technology initiative funded? Check all that apply. (Q11)
Funding Sources for Technology Initiative N: 959
Read As • 72% of respondents report that one of the funding sources for their technology initiative was their operating budget or capital budget. • 42% of respondents report using formula grants from state or federal sources, reflecting the frequent use of Title I (NCLB) funding for technology purchases as well as various innovative program-funding sources. Many also point to E-rate funding. • Surprisingly, only 17% of respondents cite EETT funds as a source for funding their technology initiative.
13% 9% 4%
Operating budget or capital budget
Foundation or private individual
Formula grants from state or federal
Other (including not applicable)
Competitive grants (other than EETT)
Shift of funding from textbooks to technology
Bond issue (or similar) Special taxes EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology) Percentage of Respondents – Multiple Answers Allowed (Average of 2.1 answers per respondent)
• Schools in the Central and Northeast regions are more likely than schools in the West or Southeast to report using funds from the operating budget. • Schools in suburban areas are more likely than schools in urban, second city, or town and country areas to report using funds from the operating budget. As expected, schools with higher household incomes and lower poverty are also more likely to report using operating budget funds as a source of funding. • Schools in very high poverty areas are more likely than schools in lower poverty areas to report using formula grant funds from state or federal sources as a source of funding. • Schools in the West are more likely than schools in the Central, Northeast, or Southeast regions to report bond issues as a source of funding. Also, schools with low or medium instructional materials expenditures are more likely than schools with high instructional materials expenditures to report bond issues as a source of funding. • Schools with larger enrollments are more likely than schools with smaller enrollments to report that they use EETT funds as a funding source. And schools with lower household incomes (from very low to high) are more likely than schools with very high household incomes to report that they use EETT funds as a funding source.