MCKEON AND MILLER.
SCH CD-DIGITAL CLASSROOM GRANT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Creates the Digital Classroom Grant
Program as a pilot project to attract high-tech teachers to schools
that cannot afford them. Requires the State Board of Education to
implement and administer the Program. For the 2001-2002 through
2004-2005 school years, provides that the State Board of Education
shall offer matching grants to public and private elementary and
secondary schools, based on need, to provide enhanced teacher salaries
and benefits to attract and retain instructors in computer
programming, computer maintenance, and Internet use and development.
Effective July 1, 2001.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
The program is limited to $1 million for three years. It is
unclear whether HB 1920 will add to the amount allocated to
technology or be reallocated from other technology purposes.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)
Same as previous fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the requirement that the State Board of Education
implement and administer the Digital Classroom Grant Program is
subject to a specific appropriation. Removes the provision requiring
matching grants to be offered to private elementary and secondary
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (State Board of Education)
As amended, implementation of this legislation would be subject
to specific appropriations. As such, any fiscal impact would be
defined by the appropriation.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 2 (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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