(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall administer this program and the application process for the award of grants. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, shall award grants on a competitive basis. All grants funded pursuant to this chapter shall comply with the requirements of Part D of Title II of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110). The amount of each grant shall be calculated as described in Section 52295.35.
(b) The department shall develop a process to provide priority scoring to small school districts in reviewing grant applications. This process shall address unique issues related to small school districts including, but not limited to, the size of the school district, its current access to technology, and the pupil population served by the district.
(c) The Superintendent of Public Instruction may adopt emergency regulations in order to administer the Education Technology Grant Program of 2002 and allocate program funds.
(d) This chapter shall be implemented only to the extent of the amount of moneys from federal funds appropriated for the purposes of this chapter in the annual Budget Act or other legislation.
(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 681, Sec. 7.)
Education Code 52295.35