Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Law. Requires the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy to establish the I-Connect Computer Technology Program to provide 6th grade students and select teachers of participating schools with personal portable computers with age-appropriate and subject-appropriate learning software, professional development, and repair and warranty services. Creates an I-Connect Computer Technology Board. Provides for a report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Amends the State Finance Act to create the I-Connect Computer Technology Fund. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy)
The I-Connect program will require an annual expenditure of $800 per participant for each of the three years, plus one-time, up-front hardware and installed software costs of $1300 per participant.