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(a) By July 1, 1995, the governing board, with the assistance of the team established pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 10551 and the advice of the committee established pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 10551, shall establish telecommunication standards for use by the department and by county superintendents of schools in purchasing computer hardware or software for school business and administration. The standards shall focus on the ability to process and share financial and administrative information uniformly among county superintendents of schools and school districts as well as between county superintendents of schools and the department and shall be consistent with other departmental and national standards for telecommunication. The department shall disseminate those standards to county superintendents of schools by July 15, 1995, and publish those standards in the California School Accounting Manual.

(b) Any new or replacement financial and administrative data processing or telecommunication equipment purchased by a county superintendent of schools after July 15, 1995, may meet the standards developed pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c) Any new or replacement financial and administrative data processing or telecommunication equipment purchased by the department after July 1, 1995, may meet the standards developed pursuant to subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 650, Sec. 3.)

Reference:

Education Code 10551