Central Square IT Department

  • District Office
    44 School Drive
    Central Square, NY 13036
    Phone: (315) 668-4220 x70352

    Photo of Iraina Gerchman
    Iraina Gerchman
    Executive Director for Planning, Development and Technology
    Email: IGerchman@cssd.org                                           

    Harnessing the Power of Instructional Technology to Empower All Students to Excel as Citizens in a Changing World

    Meet your IT Team

    • Iraina Gerchman, Executive Director of Planning, Development & Technology
    • Derek Potocki, Network Administrator
    • Kathleen Plete, Senior Computer Specialist
    • Dean Schlueter, Senior Computer Specialist
    • Adam Deyoe, Technology Coach
    • Chris Martin, Technology Coach
    • Cindy Vose, Teaching Assistant assigned to IT
    • Kirsten King, Teaching Assistant assigned to IT
    • Nancy Tomaino, Department Typist

    Newsletters
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxuTWWCHfAuKdWg2RjB5aHRodk0?usp=sharing

    District Technology Plan
    https://dochub.com/igerchman/1VMZm6/cs-technology-plan-2018-2021-1-pdf?dt=B6JNjTTCWohizrDhe9f_

    Chromebooks
    Letter to Parents
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vDWmJnXicjSbRTBKmNu0_GeWWpB_s6Je

    Chromebook Handbook
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cLIPM9Y381x3Hgmo20iev3yaRP5MANknP2btgpxNXt4/edit?usp=sharing 

    Chromebook Videos
    Elementary:
    Student: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7BMF9bAAzs
    Teacher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PWxkYMKMp4

    Secondary:
    Student: https://youtu.be/jm7CSGfyN1A
    Teacher: https://youtu.be/s4jKQWmQNhA 

    Privacy and Security               

    PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    The Central Square School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and administrator data.  In accordance with New York Education Law § 2-d, the District wishes to inform the community of the following:

    (1) A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

    (2) Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record.

    (3) State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. 

    (4) A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

    (5) Concerns should be directed to the Executive Director of Planning, Development, and Technology in writing to 44 School Drive, Central Square, NY 13036 or via phone at (315) 668-4220. 

    Technology Coaches Website

    https://sites.google.com/cssdapps.org/edtech/ 

    Smart Schools Bond Act 

    The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed by NYS Referendum in November, 2014 with the first applications being accepted/approved in May 2016.  The Smart Schools Bond Act allocated $2 Billion dollars to NYS School Districts for the purpose of improved learning and opportunity through the funding of educational technology and infrastructure improvements. 

    The Central Square School District was allocated $4,076,734

    The District is submitting the 2nd in a series of investment plans to NYS Education Department. This second plan focuses mainly on interactive white boards for classroom instruction. 

    Information on Investment Plan 2 – August 2019

    Information on Investment Plan 1 - February 2017

    • NYSED Tech Plan Approval Letter - December 28, 2015 - Approval letter for the district's technology plan
    • Approved Central Square School District Technology Plan 2016-17
    • Site Based Presentation - March 8, 2017 - Overview of our current technology plan and the Smart Schools Bond Act
    • Preliminary Investment Plan - February 27, 2017 - Review of our preliminary investment plan for the 2017-2018 School Year. This plan will be posted for a period of 30 days, through March 27, 2017, for comment and review.
    • A Public Hearing was held February 27, 2017 at P.V. Moore High School. This hearing reviewed the District’s proposed  Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan.  The public had the opportunity to hear and comment on the  District’s Plan for expending a portion of the  $3.9 million in Smart Schools Bond Act funding. SSBA Investment Plan Public Hearing notice.
    • Plan submitted to NYSED and approved May 11, 2016.
    • October 2016 - District purchasing has begun following the opening of the Reimbursement Claiming System

    Please take a moment to review the investment plan. If you have any questions, feedback or comments, please contact Iraina Gerchman, Executive Director of Planning, Development and Technology at igerchman@cssd.org or 315.668.4220.