I wanted this unblocked for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the Keystone math test are being administered to the 10th and 11th grade students in January and I wanted to give them time to study for it.
In follow-up to my request, I received the following in an email on December 14, 2012:
The Internet Filtering Exception Request indicated above has been reviewed by your Principal as well as by the Instructional Technology Filtering Committee. Your request has been APPROVED.
Changes to the District's filtering system should occur within 10 days of the start of the month following the month in which the request was received for review.
Recently, another website, billed as the Pinterest for education, Learn.ist has been growing quite quickly, yet remains blocked on the SDP network. One very easy solution to this would be to include teachers in the group responsible for vetting these sites - it might take some heat off the tech support staff and provide rationale for why certain sites are blocked or not.