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Digital High School Education Technology Grant Program. Article 1. General Provisions   

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(a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(1) Computer knowledge and skills are essential for individual success in school and career and for the continued economic prosperity of the State of California.

(2) All pupils in California must be "computer literate" before they complete high school.

(3) Traditional learning is enhanced by appropriate technology.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that all high schools in the state become "digital high schools" by the end of the first year of the 21st century and that these schools fully integrate computers, networks, training, and software to achieve computer literacy in all pupils and faculty and to improve academic achievement.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that all high schools in California receive a technology installation grant within four fiscal years of the effective date of this chapter and that high schools receive ongoing technology support and staff training grants.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 326, Sec. 1.)