|Public Act 096-0647
||LRB096 11337 NHT 21785 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.148 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 16, 2013)
Textbook digital technology; pilot program.
(a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
(1) The use of digital technologies in the kindergarten
through grade 12 school environment is rapidly increasing
in this State.
(2) There is a need for the State Board of Education to
explore the expanded use of digital technologies in
classrooms and the impact of technological innovation on
both educational achievement and textbook weight.
(b) The State Board of Education shall implement a pilot
program, subject to appropriation, to test digital
technologies in 3 geographically diverse school districts on or
before July 1, 2011. The pilot program shall examine the
(1) the development of alternative textbook formats,
including various digital formats; and