Fredericksburg City Schools vision for information technology (IT) begins not with computers or video information systems, but with Fredericksburg’s children becoming world-class citizens of the twenty-first century. This vision sees teachers, administrators, parents and the community working together to provide our children with world-class opportunities. We believe that the use of instructional technology can positively affect the quality of teaching and learning by emphasizing core subjects and learning skills, provide for immediate access to information as well as provide a variety of means to publish and communicate information within the school community and the global marketplace. As teachers and students explore 21st century tools, we believe that our teachers will find a new role as facilitators to our students as they explore information and publish their ideas electronically. Furthermore, our teachers will be able to make their instruction more relevant to 21st century learning by incorporating data from a variety of electronic sources and through increased contact with other educators throughout the world. We believe that the cost of this technology is justified by giving the students the technical literacy and communications skills that are in demand in the modern workplace.