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Clark Walton
STS Coordinator
TAP Manager
(801) 402-9901

Information concerning the district’s technology plan:

  The current year's plan will follow the previous year's precedent by again directing the remaining TAP funds to only the elementary schools. Due to changes in the technology portion of the School Improvement Plans (SIP) in the 2013-14 year, it has not been necessary for schools to complete a new technology plan for the SIP; rather schools can continue with their current plan.

  History of the TAP program:

 The State’s Educational Technology Initiative (ETI) ended in 2002. Davis District has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the education of our students with technology through the district’s Technology Advancement Plan (TAP). TAP funding has allowed our district to continue being progressive in the deployment of technology in our schools.

 House Bill 160, passed by the 2007 State Legislature, provides one-time technology money for districts. This funding provides Davis District the resources to begin implementing the more aggressive parts of our TAP plan. Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, the Davis TAP plan implemented three major strategies to more fully engage our students and enhance their learning process.

 In the 2010-11 school year, the district purchased the Microsoft Campus Agreement. A portion of the TAP funds were directed toward the support of this purchase. This "package" or "software suite" saved most of ours schools money in software purchases over what they would have received through the TAP program. Therefore, the remaining TAP funds were distributed to only the elementary schools.


TAP Guidelines


TAP funds may be used to purchase hardware and software items only. No “services,” stipends, nor training or in-service can be purchased with these funds. This document contains the following lists: 

Hardware that may be purchased with TAP funds 
Hardware that may not be purchased with TAP funds

Software that may be purchased with TAP funds 
Other Items that may not be purchased with TAP funds
If you are not certain about any item not found on the lists below, please contact Clark Walton by phone at (801) 402-9901or e-mail at cwalton@dsdmail.net 

Hardware that may be purchased with TAP funds: Most equipment that is closely associated with computers use can be purchased with TAP funds. A general rule of thumb would be if it contains a computer chip. Note the exceptions below the following list. Examples of technology that can be purchased with TAP funds include: 

  • Calculators  
  • CD and DVD burners  
  • CD and/or DVD players which are included with a computer. (See exceptions below.)  
  • Computers (desktop and laptops including monitors, mice, keyboards, attached speakers)  
  • Document cameras  
  • Enhanced audio systems (microphone system for classroom teachers)  
  • Flash-drives (also called jump drives, thumb drives, etc.)  
  • GPS units  
  • Headsets that attach to computers  
  • Interactive white boards  
  • Laptop batteries and laptop battery chargers
    (batteries for other devices like mics and phones are not approved)
  • Mp3 players used for instructional use  
  • Patch cables that connect computers to the network 
  • Personal Response Systems (PRS) [“clickers”]  
  • Printers (does not include the toner, ink cartridges or paper – see next page)  
  • Projectors and their lamps  
  • Scanners  
  • Science probes that connect to and require the use of a computer  
  • Mobile tablet devices (Apple, Android and MS devices; iPads, Surface Pro, etc.) and accessories such as covers, keyboards, styluses  
  • TVs or monitors that are directly attached to a computer, acting as the projection device for the computer  
  • UPS (Uninterruptible power supplies) 
  • Webcams (stand alone or built into a mobile device) 
  •  Digital cameras  
Hardware that may not be purchased with TAP funds  
  • Combination copier/printers or their toner cartridges – these are used in the same way as a copy machine  
  • Group“listening stations” such as multiple user tape players  
  • Mounting brackets and related hardware or electrical for projectors (Projectors can be used on tables or desk tops. Mounting hardware is an “add-on” to a functional piece of equipment).
  • Phones for schools (including IP phones)  
  • Printer maintenance items such as toner, ink, replacement drums, or paper  
  • Stand-alone DVD players (Those not built into a computer) 
  • Purchase and gift cards like iTunes and Amazon cards 
  • LCD or Plasma screen tv’s or monitors that are not connected to a computer acting as a projecting device for the computer  
  • VCRs, tape players or other “outdated” technology (used equipment or items from salvage would be included as outdated)
Acceptable SoftwarePurchases: Any media that runs on a computer that has passed through the 

established approval process  or is part of the approved software on district developed ‘images’ for district computers or mobile devices. 
  • Internet based programs that are “in the cloud” meaning they do not require any portion of the program to be download and installed on a district computer. 
  • Library software licenses  
  • NetSupport  
  • Productivity software available such as the Microsoft Office Suites (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.) or curriculum-based programs such as the Adobe Suite used to augment teacher productivity or instruction in curriculum areas. 
  • Software maintenance agreements for approved software programs 
  • Tutorial software, such as LearnKey or those included in textbook adoptions
Other Items that may not be purchased with TAP funds: TAP funds are limited to hardware and software and may not be used for “services”such as  
  • Salaries, substitute pay or stipends
  • Services from companies (such as paying a company to install projectors, run network wiring, or equipment repair)  
  • Integrated Learning System (ILS) licenses   
  • Cases for cell phones and protective glass for tablets or phones.
  • Technology training – such as attending conferences, workshops  
  • Travel expenses to conferences or workshops  

If you are not certain about any item not found on the lists, please contact Clark Walton by phone at (801) 402-9901 or e-mail at cwalton@dsdmail.net

2019-2020 TAP Funding

2019-20 TAP funding