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