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Senate Study Bill 3166

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 256D.8, subsections 1 and 3, Code
  1  2 Supplement 1999, are amended to read as follows:
  1  3    1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, a school district
  1  4 shall expend funds received pursuant to section 256D.5,
  1  5 subsection 2, for the acquisition, lease, lease-purchase,
  1  6 installation, and maintenance of instructional technology
  1  7 equipment, including hardware and software, materials and
  1  8 supplies related to instructional technology, and staff
  1  9 development and training related to instructional technology,
  1 10 and shall establish priorities for the use of the funds.
  1 11 However, funds received by a school district pursuant to
  1 12 section 256D.5, subsection 2, shall not be expended to add a
  1 13 full-time equivalent position or otherwise increase staffing,
  1 14 unless the school district expends not more than ten percent
  1 15 of the funds received to employ or enter into a contract with
  1 16 information technology specialists to provide technical
  1 17 consulting and integration of technology in curriculum and
  1 18 instruction to advance student achievement.
  1 19    3.  Funds received by an area education agency pursuant to
  1 20 section 256D.6, subsection 2, shall be expended for the costs
  1 21 related to supporting school districts within the area served
  1 22 with technology planning and equipment, including hardware and
  1 23 software, materials and supplies related to instructional
  1 24 technology, employment of or contracting with information
  1 25 technology specialists to provide technical consulting and
  1 26 integration of technology in curriculum and instruction, and
  1 27 staff development and training related to instructional
  1 28 technology.
  1 29    Sec. 2.  Section 295.4, Code 1999, is amended to read as
  1 30 follows:
  1 31    295.4  SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY EXPENDITURES.
  1 32    1.  School districts, as defined in section 295.2,
  1 33 subsection 8, shall expend funds received pursuant to section
  1 34 295.2 for the acquisition, lease, lease-purchase,
  1 35 installation, and maintenance of instructional technology
  2  1 equipment, including hardware and software, materials and
  2  2 supplies related to instructional technology, and staff
  2  3 development and training related to instructional technology,
  2  4 and shall establish priorities for the use of the funds.
  2  5 However, funds received by a school district pursuant to
  2  6 section 295.2 shall not be expended to add a full-time
  2  7 equivalent position or otherwise increase staffing, unless the
  2  8 school district expends not more than ten percent of the funds
  2  9 received to employ or enter into a contract with information
  2 10 technology specialists to provide technical consulting and
  2 11 integration of technology in curriculum and instruction to
  2 12 advance student achievement.
  2 13    2.  Funds received by an area education agency pursuant to
  2 14 section 295.2 shall be expended for the costs related to
  2 15 supporting school districts within the area served with
  2 16 technology planning and equipment, including hardware and
  2 17 software, materials and supplies related to instructional
  2 18 technology, employment of or contracting with information
  2 19 technology specialists to provide technical consulting and
  2 20 integration of technology in curriculum and instruction, and
  2 21 staff development and training related to instructional
  2 22 technology.  
  2 23                           EXPLANATION
  2 24    This bill permits a school district or area education
  2 25 agency to employ or contract with information technology
  2 26 specialists to provide technical consulting and integration of
  2 27 technology in curriculum and instruction, using state
  2 28 technology funds allocated to school districts and area
  2 29 education agencies.
  2 30    Code chapter 295, which establishes the school improvement
  2 31 and technology program and sunsets on July 1, 2001, and Code
  2 32 chapter 256D, which establishes the school improvement
  2 33 technology block grant program and funds the program from
  2 34 fiscal year 2001-2002 through 2003-2004, both use similar
  2 35 language to set forth permissible expenditures of funds
  3  1 received by school districts and area education agencies under
  3  2 the programs.  Currently, language in the Code prohibits
  3  3 school districts from using technology funds to add a full-
  3  4 time equivalent position or otherwise increase staffing.  The
  3  5 current Code language does not specifically permit or prohibit
  3  6 an area education agency from using its technology funds to
  3  7 increase staffing.  
  3  8 LSB 6636XC 78
  3  9 kh/cls/14.1
     

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