Advocacy

For today’s school systems, technology is not an option, it’s essential. It’s also complex and costly.

ALET members ensure that technology is accessible and effective in improving education. They provide the technical and professional development services that schools rely upon. They implement, support, and safeguard the technologies that underlie today’s administrative and operational functions, including multiple forms of communication.

ALET’s advocacy helps others better understand the rewards, risks, and requirements associated with technology programs. This advocacy extends to the Alabama state legislature, where lawmakers seek to shape and fund successful educational opportunities for Alabama’s youth.

Current Initiatives

Increase funding for technology coordinator’s salary in Foundation Budget
Establish funding for technical support and maintenance in Foundation Budget
Support funding legislation for devices and digital resources
Support legislation and funding that assists systems in safeguarding networks and data
Work with the SDE to improve the effectiveness of the system technology plan process
Work with the SDE to improve data services between systems and the SDE

Legislative Links
Who are my legislators?
Legislative Session Information
Pre-Filed Bills