With the mission that "Catoosa County Public Schools provides a high quality education for all students in a positive and safe learning environment" system personnel recognize that students face a future where technology will affect every facet of their lives. Through the use of technology in instruction, the schools can offer unique and powerful opportunities for everyone to succeed. Through system strategic plan, Catoosa County Schools are committed to
Strengthen Technology Integration,
Increase the number of modern computers connected to the internet,
Increase the number of parents who indicate that communication is timely and informative;
While it is understood that technology can improve education only if it is used as a means to an end, students and instructors must have access to state-of-the-art technology. Catoosa County is meeting this challenge rapidly, yet methodically. The student/computer ratio for the county is 4.02:1, including a minimum of one networked computer in every elementary classroom. All library media centers are networked, and classroom and computer lab computers will access that and other local area networks in the schools. All schools are connected to the Internet through a Wide Area Network and a partnership between BellSouth and Ringgold Telephone Companies.
The current strategic plan initiatives are possible through an Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST). A major focus of the technology initiatives within the current ESPLOST is provide all classrooms in the system with a 21st Century classroom where each teacher will have an interactive whiteboard, laptop and projector. Another focus of the ESPLOST cycle is to update the system classroom computers as well as introduce new technologies to the classroom such as iPads. Finally the system is committed to building on a firm foundation for the future by using a combination of ESPLOST monies and E Rate to strengthen the network infrastructure and provide each school with a wireless environment.