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Sec. 9. (a) This section applies to the 4R's technology program described in section 6(a)(1) of this chapter.
(b) In addition to any other funds available under this chapter, if state funds are transferred under IC 20-32-5-19 (before its expiration on July 1, 2018) to the 4R's technology program:
(1) those funds do not revert to the state general fund;
(2) those funds shall be made available to the 4R's technology program under this chapter; and
(3) the department, upon approval by the governor and the budget agency, shall use those funds to award grants under this section.
(c) To be eligible to receive a grant under the program, a school corporation must comply with the following:
(1) The school corporation must apply to the department for a grant on behalf of a school within the school corporation to purchase technology equipment.
(2) The school corporation must certify the following:
(A) That the school will provide every kindergarten and grade 1 student at that school the opportunity to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic using technology.
(B) That the school will provide daily before or after school technology laboratories for students in grades 1 through 3 who have been identified as needing remediation in reading, writing, or arithmetic.
(C) That the school will provide additional technology opportunities, that may include Saturday sessions, for students in other grade levels to use the technology laboratories for remediation in reading, writing, arithmetic, or mathematics.
(D) That the school will provide technology opportunities to students that attend remediation programs under IC 20-32-8 (if the school corporation is required to do so) or any other additional summer programs.
(E) That the school corporation, either through its own or the school's initiative, is able to provide a part of the costs attributable to purchasing the necessary technology equipment.
(3) The school corporation must include in the application the sources of and the amount of money secured under subdivision (2)(E).
(4) The school corporation or the school must:
(A) provide teacher training services; or
(B) use vendor provided teacher training services.
(5) The school corporation must give primary consideration to the purchase of technology equipment that includes teacher training services.
(6) The teachers who will be using the technology equipment must support the initiative described in this chapter.
(d) Upon review of the applications by the department, the satisfaction of the requirements set forth in subsection (c), and subject to the availability of funds for this purpose, the department shall award to each eligible school corporation a grant to purchase technology equipment under section 6(a)(1) of this chapter.
(e) The department shall monitor the compliance by the school corporations receiving grants of the matters cited in subsection (c).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 20. Education § 20-20-13-9 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-20-education/in-code-sect-20-20-13-9/
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