(a) The Department of Information Resources, in cooperation with the commissioner,
shall adopt performance and interoperability standards for software used by school
districts for financial accounting or attendance reporting.
(b) Standards adopted under this section must ensure that the software will enable
a school district to share and report information in a timely manner for purposes
of financial management, operational decision-making, and transparency of district
operations to the public.
(c) The Department of Information Resources:
(1) shall include compliance with standards adopted under this section as a requirement
in any solicitation for software anticipated to be used for a purpose described by
(2) shall require a vendor awarded a contract in response to a solicitation described
by Subdivision (1) to certify that the software complies with the standards adopted
under this section; and
(3) may negotiate state contract pricing for software that complies with the standards
adopted under this section.
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