Hi Argy and Welcome!
You will certainly find plenty of members here who are taking the LPN route to their RN goals...I know I considered it myself. Sometimes it is easier to transition into the RN program once an LPN (shorter or no waitlist) or because employment is needed while finishing the RN degree (lack of time or money to do a 2 or 4 year program from the start). Do you have any other options besides the tech school in your area? Are the RN or other LPN programs near you impacted? The only possible negative I can think of right now is the fact that tech schools
tend to be more expensive and many times, classes are not transferrable to other programs. So if you know where you would like to go to school for your RN, you may want to talk to them about the tech school curriculum and try to get some idea if they will accept all of the courses.
I know there are programs out there that require CNA or other health tech status prior to starting the nursing program, but I thought those were only about 12 weeks long? Seems that 9 months is an awful long time to spend learning health assistant skills before starting the main part of the program. That is nearly 2 years...you could be halfway finished with your RN at that rate (counting 1 more year for prereqs).
I would suggest posting your question in the LPN/LVN forums, I'm sure you'll get some really helpful advice there.
Good luck with whatever you decide!