Public Act 90-0388 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0388

HB1112 Enrolled                                LRB9004821THpk

    AN ACT to amend  the  School  Code  by  changing  Section

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by  changing
Section 2-3.117 as follows:

    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.117)
    Sec. 2-3.117.  School Technology Program.
    (a)  The  State  Board  of  Education  is  authorized  to
provide   technology-based   learning   resources,  including
matching grants, to school districts to  improve  educational
opportunities  and  student achievement throughout the State.
School  districts  may  use  grants  for   technology-related
investments,  including  computer hardware, software, optical
media networks, and related wiring, to educate staff  to  use
that  equipment  in  a  learning context, and for other items
defined under rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
    (b)  The State Board of Education is authorized,  to  the
extent  funds are available, to establish a statewide support
system for information, professional  development,  technical
assistance,    network   design   consultation,   leadership,
technology planning consultation, and  information  exchange;
to  expand  school district connectivity; and to increase the
quantity and  quality  of  student  and  educator  access  to
on-line  resources,  experts, and communications avenues from
moneys appropriated for the purposes of this Section.
    (b-5)  The  State  Board  of  Education  may  enter  into
intergovernmental contracts or agreements  with  other  State
agencies, public community colleges, public libraries, public
universities,  museums  on  public  land,  and  other  public
agencies  in the areas of technology, telecommunications, and
information access, under  such  terms  as  the  parties  may
agree,  provided  that  those contracts and agreements are in
compliance  with  the  Department   of   Central   Management
Services'  mandate  to provide telecommunications services to
all State agencies.
    (c)  The State Board of Education shall adopt  all  rules
necessary  for  the  administration  of the School Technology
Program, including but not  limited  to  rules  defining  the
technology-related  investments that qualify for funding, the
content  of  grant  applications   and   reports,   and   the
requirements for the local match.
    (d)  The  State  Board of Education may establish by rule
provisions to waive the local matching requirement for school
districts determined unable to finance the local match.
(Source: P.A. 89-21, eff. 7-1-95.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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