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Division 9. Secretary for Education Chapter 1. Education Technology Grant Program. Assurances from School Districts.   

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As a condition of receiving funds under the Education Technology Grant Program, the governing body of a participating charter school or school district agrees to repay any funding received if the following conditions have not been met:

(a) the grant funds will be awarded by the charter school or school district to eligible schools.

(b) the charter school or school district has an education technology plan or will develop a plan with the assistance of CTAP within 90 days after submission of this assurance.

(c) the charter school or school district agrees to improve the student-to-multimedia computer ratio to the ratio specified by the Secretary for Education pursuant to Section 90004(b) of these regulations.

(d) all equipment purchased through these funds shall be Internet-ready and meet the technical specifications set by the Secretary for Education in the document "ETGP Technical Specifications Rev. 11-6-00." This document is incorporated by reference and can be found on the Secretary for Education's web site at www.ose.ca.gov/edtech/ or may be obtained by calling the Secretary's office at (916) 323-0611.

(e) the charter school or school district will obtain a maintenance agreement for all equipment acquired through this program at the time of purchase/lease or otherwise identify funding for maintenance/support of the equipment for a period of not less than three (3) years.

(f) all hardware acquired under this program will be used for instructional purposes.

(g) all hardware acquired under this program will be placed in classrooms, libraries, or technology/media centers at the school site.

(h) the technology purchased or leased with funds from the Education Technology Grant Program will be used to ensure that eligible schools provide a total of four or more Advanced Placement courses, if a charter school or school district receives Priority One funding in order to purchase the hardware, infrastructure or wiring necessary to provide connectivity for on-line Advanced Placement classes at a charter school or school district.

(i) The school district will file an "End of Grant Expenditure Report/Certification of Completion" with CTAP no later than thirty days after completion of the installation, and not later than March 1, 2002.

(j) The charter school or school district has adopted a policy regarding access by pupils to Internet and on-line sites, pursuant to Section 51870.5 of the Education Code.

(k) The charter school or school district agrees to update the California Education Technology Inventory for each school, including existing equipment, and the new equipment funded by this program.

Authority cited:

Education Code 52270

Reference:

Education Code 52270

(Amended by Register 2001, No. 13.)