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Division 9. Secretary for Education Chapter 1. Education Technology Grant Program. Definitions.   

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For purposes of this program, pursuant to Chapter 8.6 of Part 27, commencing with Section 52270 of the Education Code, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Computers" as used in Education Code section 52270 means multimedia computers, with access to a CD-ROM internally or over a network, with the capacity to access Internet-based resources. Technical specifications for computers purchased through this act shall comply with those specified 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. These technical specifications are not designed to limit the flexibility of eligible schools to choose the appropriate technology for their needs, but to set an appropriate "floor" for minimum technical specifications so that equipment purchased under this program will continue to be useful for three to five years into the future.

(b) "Access to advanced placement courses online" as used in Education Code section 52270(c) means that all computers acquired through this program shall have a networked connection to the Internet and meet the minimum 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.

(c) "Education technology plan" as used in Education Code section 52270 means any of the following:

(1) a district or school technology plan that complies with the requirements of the federal E-rate program,

(2) an approved Digital High School Application for each school site receiving grant funding, or

(3) a Digital High School Application in progress,

(4) a technology plan in progress.

(d) Schools or school districts eligible for funding under this program, as expressed in Education Code Section 52270(g) means a comprehensive high school, a charter school, a continuation school, an alternative school that operates a computer lab or learning center, a community day school, or a county office of education, serving students in grades 9-12, and with a CDS high school ownership code. For the purposes of these regulations, "eligible school or district" does not include the California Youth Authority, ROC/ROP, state special schools, or distance learning schools.

Authority cited:

Education Code 52270

Reference:

Education Code 52270

(Amended by Register 2001, No. 13.)