Chapter 11 Special Programs Subchapter 20.5 Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant Program State Definitions
For purposes of the requirements for the competitive Education Technology Grant Program established by Senate Bill 192 (Education Code sections 52295.10-52295.55), the following definitions shall apply:
(a) —ìchool district—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.25, for purposes of EETT competitive grant eligibility, means a school district, a consortium of school districts, a county office of education, or a direct-funded charter school (i.e., charter schools in which the state warrant will be drawn in favor of the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the charter approving Local Education Agency (LEA) is located and deposited in the appropriate fund or account of the charter school) that meet all of the following criteria:
(1) It is among the school districts in the state with the highest number or percentage of children from families with an income below the poverty line established by the federal Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as annually revised by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; and
(2) It serves pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, except as specified in subdivision (c) of Education Code section 52295.35; and
(3) It meets either of the following two criteria:
(A) It operates one or more schools identified for improvement or corrective action under Section 1116 of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110) (schools are listed on the California Department of Education website (http://www.cde.ca.gov/iasa/titleone/pi/query.asp); or
(B) It has a substantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology.
(b) —ìubstantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.25(a)(2)(B), means having either an average of 10:1 student-to-multimedia computer ratio or greater in schools serving grades 4-8 in the district or an average of less than 50% of classrooms connected to the Internet in schools serving grades 4-8 in the district as determined by the California School Technology Survey for the year prior to the grant award. Technology purchased through the School Renovation Technology Grant will be considered when calculating the student-to-multimedia computer ratio.
(c) —Öligible schools—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.35(a), means schools from eligible school districts that serve students in grades 4-8.
(d) —ìmall schools—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.35(c), means schools that have 300 or fewer pupils in all grades served.
(e) —çinimum grant levels for a small school—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.35 (c), means an implementation grant base amount of $25,000 for 1-100 eligible pupils plus $300 per eligible pupil in excess of the first 25 eligible pupils; an implementation grant base amount of $15,000 for 101-200 eligible pupils plus $300 per eligible pupil in excess of the first 25 eligible pupils; and an implementation grant base amount of $10,000 for 201-300 eligible pupils, plus $300 per eligible pupil in excess of the first 25 eligible pupils.
(f) —Åmount of funding for grants available to each region—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.35(a), means the proportional enrollment of grade 4-8 pupils, in eligible districts from each of the eleven California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) regions. (See the California Department of Education (CDE) website: <http://www.cde.ca.gov/edtech/ctap.htm>.)
(g) —ìuccessfully completes—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code section 52295.35(d), means the school district has met or made significant progress (accomplished 70% or greater of each required benchmark included in the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Competitive grant application as well as any additional benchmark(s) added by the Local Education Agency (LEA)) in meeting its end-of-grant award accountability measures and will be eligible to apply for the one-time follow-up grant award, depending on funding availability.
(h) —Åccountability measures—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code Section 52295.45(e), means the following six performance goal benchmarks:
(1) The percentage of students in the target group that demonstrate an increase in their use of technology as a tool to support meeting or exceeding academic content standards will increase from a baseline of
(2) Teachers in the target group who participated in professional development on education technology will demonstrate an increase in their proficiency in the use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning from a baseline of
(3) Teachers in the target group participating in professional development on education technology will increase their use of technology as a tool to support student academic achievement from a baseline of
(4) The average student-to-multimedia computer ratio at funded schools in the application will decrease from a baseline of
(5) The percentage of funded schools in the application with less than 50% of classrooms connected to the Internet will decrease from a baseline of
(6) Describe the communication and collaboration utilizing technology that will be implemented or improved to support home, school, and community; how that implementation or improvement will be measured; and the benchmark that will be targeted.
(i) —âmplementation grant—†as used in SB 192 (O'Connell), Education Code Section 52295.35(c), means the EETT Competitive grant funding awarded to LEAs to implement, monitor and evaluate their comprehensive program as written in their approved applications. Each funding cycle for the EETT Competitive grant may have up to two implementation grants that total the complete grant award amount for the LEA.
(j) —Ållotment—†means the distribution of funds via payments to LEAs for the implementation grant(s). Allotments for implementation grant funds may be distributed to LEAs in not less than two payments nor more than four payments.
Education Code 52295.30
Education Code 52295.10
Education Code 52295.20
Education Code 52295.25
Education Code 52295.35
Education Code 52295.45
Public Law 107-110 Title II, Part D, 2403
Public Law 107-110 Title II, Part D, 2412
Public Law 107-110 Title II, Part D, 2414
20 USC 6762
20 USC 6764
(Amended by Register 2004, No. 22)