(105 ILCS 5/2-3.117)
    Sec. 2-3.117. School Technology Program.
    (a) The State Board of Education is authorized to provide technology-based learning resources to school districts to improve educational opportunities and student achievement throughout the State. These resources may include reimbursements for the cost of tuition incurred by a school district for approved online courses accessed through the State Board of Education's Illinois Virtual Course Catalog Program.
        (1) A school district shall be eligible for
reimbursement for the cost of each virtual class accessed through the Illinois Virtual Course Catalog program and successfully completed by a student of the school district, to the extent appropriated funds are available for such reimbursements.
        (2) A school district shall claim reimbursement on
forms and through a process prescribed by the State Board of Education.
    (b) The State Board of Education is authorized, to the extent funds are available, to establish a statewide support system for information, professional development, technical assistance, network design consultation, leadership, technology planning consultation, and information exchange; to expand school district connectivity; and to increase the quantity and quality of student and educator access to on-line resources, experts, and communications avenues from moneys appropriated for the purposes of this Section.
    (b-5) The State Board of Education may enter into intergovernmental contracts or agreements with other State agencies, public community colleges, public libraries, public and private colleges and universities, museums on public land, and other public agencies in the areas of technology, telecommunications, and information access, under such terms as the parties may agree, provided that those contracts and agreements are in compliance with the Department of Central Management Services' mandate to provide telecommunications services to all State agencies.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)