Digital High School Education Technology Grant Program. Article 1. General Provisions
(a) The Digital High School Education Technology Grant Program shall provide one-time installation grants and ongoing technology support and staff training grants to school districts and county offices of education for projects at high schools. In order to receive a grant, the school district or county office of education of a high school participating in the program shall provide a local match that is not less than the amount of the grant.
(b) The local match requirement for an installation grant may be met by providing educational technology infrastructure, including, but not limited to, wiring, cabling, routers, servers, and other equipment specifically acquired and necessary to accommodate educational technology, hardware, and software that meet either of the following conditions:
(1) The resource is acquired as a donation or purchased with funds from any source except funds provided pursuant to this chapter by the school district or the county office of education during the installation phase to implement the plans developed pursuant to subdivisions (e), (f), and (k) of Section 52256. The value of purchased resources may include any finance charges. The donated resources shall be valued at current market value and shall not be counted unless the resources have an expected useful life of not less than five years in the technology plan.
(2) The resource was owned by the school district or the county office of education before development of the technology plan pursuant to subdivisions (e), (f), and (k) of Section 52256, is included in that plan, and is installed in the high school before or during the installation phase. The resource shall be valued at current market value and shall have an expected useful life in the technology plan of at least five years.
(c) The local match required for the installation grant may include consultant fees and other contract personnel expenses that are incurred during the installation phase, provided that these expenses are incurred to implement plans for staff training and curriculum development during the installation phase, and provided that these expenses do not include the salaries of teachers, administrative, and classified personnel employed at the school.
(d) The local match required for the technology support and staff training grant may include costs incurred by the school district or the county office of education to maintain and upgrade systems, to support pupil and faculty users, and to provide ongoing staff training at the high school site. These resources may include the salary of a technology coordinator.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 326, Sec. 1.)