Mission Statement
Portola Valley Technology Department believes that technology is essential to support our ever growing digital environment. We will ensure seamless integration by:
  • Supporting students and staff on evolving technologies
  • Assisting students and staff in responsible and appropriate use of digital media
  • Building mastery in students and staff's use of technology for teaching, learning and productivity
The Portola Valley School District worked with teachers, support staff, parents and administrators to create a technology plan that supports teaching and learning.
Guiding Principles for Technology:
As a community of teachers, parents, and administrators;
1. We aspire to be a technology thought-leader using technology in innovative ways.
2. We believe that the learning objectives should be the primary goal of teachers and that technology should be used as a means of enhancing student learning.
3. We will prepare our students with technology skills for the modern world. We will use the PVSD K-8 Technology Scope and Sequence as a guide for learning specific technology skills. 
4. We believe in the balanced use of technology and are cognizant of age-appropriate amounts of "screen time" during the instructional day. 
5. Safety and privacy will be taught through the district’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

3 Pillars of Technology in PVSD

Information Technology (IT) Network services including hardware and software support as well as Audio and Visual Support

Educational Technology (ET)

Instructional use of technology including teaching and learning software.

Data-Use Technology (DT)

Digital use of data analysis and interpretation as well as assessment tools.

Please note, due the small size of the district and limited personnel the district relies on safe and secure cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) programs whenever possible to minimize server and database maintenance.