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S1203......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
COUNCIL FOR TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING - Amends and adds to existing law to
revise the membership and responsibilities of the State Council for
Technology in Learning to address present and future forms of computer and
02/15 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1203
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE; AMENDING SECTION
3 33-4802, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS;
4 AMENDING SECTION 33-4803, IDAHO CODE, TO DEFINE TERMS; AMENDING SECTION
5 33-4804, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE COUNCIL FOR
6 TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING AND PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT; AMENDING SECTION
7 33-4805, IDAHO CODE, TO DEFINE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL; AMENDING
8 SECTION 33-4807, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR EVALUATIONS AND AUDITS ANNU-
9 ALLY; AMENDING CHAPTER 48, TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
10 SECTION 33-4809, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION INFORMATION
11 TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 48, TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY
12 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 33-4810, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC
13 EDUCATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
15 SECTION 1. That Section 33-4802, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
16 amended to read as follows:
17 33-4802. FINDINGS. The legislature hereby finds, determines and declares
18 that the state of Idaho recognizes the importance of applying technology to
19 meet the public need for an improved , and thorough
20 and seamless public education system for elementary and secondary
21 education, education of the hearing or visually impaired at the Idaho school
22 for the deaf and blind, post-secondary and higher education and public librar-
24 SECTION 2. That Section 33-4803, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
25 amended to read as follows:
26 33-4803. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
27 (1) "Educational segments" are, individually, the public elementary and
28 secondary school system, the Idaho school for the deaf and blind, the voca-
29 tional education system, the community colleges, and the four-year colleges
30 and universities.
31 (2) "IPBS" means the Idaho public broadcasting service.
33 (3) "Instructional video service providers" means publicly and pri-
34 vately funded television agencies that offer instructional video programming
35 and services without commercial advertising.
37 (4) "Libraries" means district, city, and
38 school/community libraries , and the state library as described in
39 chapters 25, 26 and 27, title 33, Idaho Code.
40 ( 5 3 ) "Technology" means technology-based
41 materials, equipment, systems, and networks all present and
1 future forms of computer hardware, computer software and services used or
2 required for automated data processing, computer-related office automation or
3 telecommunications .
4 (4) "Telecommunications" means all present and future forms of
5 hardware, software or services used or required for transmitting voice, data,
6 video or images over a distance.
7 SECTION 3. That Section 33-4804, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 33-4804. STATE COUNCIL FOR TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING CREATED -- MEMBERSHIP.
10 (1) There is hereby created and established the state council for technology
11 in learning under the state board of education, referred to herein as the
13 (2) The council shall consist of fifteen fourteen
14 (1 5 4 ) members who shall be appointed as fol-
16 (a) The superintendent of public instruction, or his designee. The
17 superintendent of public instruction shall appoint one (1) practicing pub-
18 lic school administrator as a member.
19 (b) The governor shall appoint one (1) practicing public school
20 administrator, one two ( 1 2 )
21 business /private sector representative s with
22 experience in applications of technology, one (1) representative of
23 the division of vocational education, one (1) vocational/applied technol-
24 ogy teacher, one (1) practicing public school teacher, one (1) public
25 librarian, one (1) public school media specialist, one (1) member of the
26 state board of education, and one (1) member of the faculty
27 of a public higher education institution person who is a mem-
28 ber of a local school board as provided in chapter 5, title 33, Idaho
29 Code. Such local school board member shall be appointed by the governor
30 from a list of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) names sub-
31 mitted by the statewide association representing local school board mem-
32 bers .
33 (c) The president pro tempore of the Idaho senate shall appoint two (2)
34 members of the senate, one (1) from each of the two (2) largest political
36 (d) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two (2)
37 members of the house of representatives, one (1) from each of the two (2)
38 largest political parties.
39 (e) The chair A representative of the
40 state board of education's telecommunications council higher
41 education information technology committee as provided in section 33-4809,
42 Idaho Code, and a representative of the public education information tech-
43 nology committee as provided in section 33-4810, Idaho Code .
44 (f) The state board of education shall appoint one (1) of its mem-
45 bers as a member of the council. In addition, the state board of education
46 shall appoint one (1) member who is currently serving as president of an
47 Idaho public college or university. The executive director of the state
48 board of education as appointed pursuant to section 33-102A, Idaho Code,
49 shall serve as a member of the council.
51 (g) The state board of education shall select from among the mem-
52 bers of the council a chairman who shall call and conduct the meetings of
53 the council pursuant to policies adopted by the council and approved by
1 the state board of education.
2 (3) Members appointed by the governor and legislative leadership
3 At the first meeting of the council after the effective date of
4 this act, the members shall draw by lottery to determine one-half (1/2) of the
5 members to serve an initial term of two (2) years and one-half (1/2) of the
6 members to serve an initial term of four (4) years. Thereafter, all members
7 shall serve a term of four (4) years but may be removed prior to
8 the expiration of a term at the pleasure of the appointing official.
9 Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any member
10 of the council may succeed himself in appointment.
11 (4) Members of the council shall receive compensation as provided in sec-
12 tion 59-509(b), Idaho Code.
13 SECTION 4. That Section 33-4805, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
14 amended to read as follows:
15 33-4805. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL -- COUNCIL STAFF. (1)
16 Staff support for the council shall be drawn from the agencies
17 and institutions under and affiliated with the state board of education
18 including, but not limited to, the colleges and universities, community col-
19 leges, technical colleges, division of vocational education, department of
20 education, Idaho public television, state library and office of the state
21 board of education educational segments as recommended by the
22 council and approved by the state board of education. The legislative intent
23 is to provide broad representation of the various educational segments with
24 the council staff .
25 (2) The council shall have the following responsibilities:
26 (a) Develop and maintain a statewide education technology plan to
27 provide seamless education in Idaho. Such plan shall be subject to annual
28 review and approval by the state board of education.
29 ( 1 b ) Make recommendations to the state board of
30 education on educational technology and telecommunications
31 plans, policies, programs and activities for all educational seg-
32 ments .
33 ( 2 c ) Subject to the approval of the state board
34 of education, administer and develop standards and criteria for the public
35 school technology grants program provided for in section 33-4806, Idaho
37 ( 3 d ) Ensure that the recommendations
38 made in "Telecomm 92" are considered policies set by the
39 information technology resource management council are followed in accor-
40 dance with sections 67-5745B and 67-5745C, Idaho Code, in imple-
41 menting educational technology programs pursuant to this chapter.
42 ( 4 e ) Collaborate with all educa-
43 tional institutions, including libraries, public schools, higher
44 education, technical and community colleges segments ,
45 as well as with professional education associations ,
46 and businesses , in recommending priorities for fund-
47 ing and in identifying needs for technology use in education.
48 ( 5 f ) Recommend to the state board of education,
49 standards and procedures for the administration of this act, including,
50 but not limited to, standards for technology-based resources, projects,
51 programs, practices or products to be adopted or adapted, and standards
52 and criteria by which to evaluate the technology-based programs.
53 (6) In addition, the council shall r R
1 ecommend exemplary programs, practices, or products based on the
2 criteria established in this subsection .
3 (5) of this section.
4 ( 7 g ) Recommend priorities for uses of educa-
5 tional technology.
6 ( 8 h ) Work with representatives of the governing
7 bodies of the educational segments to develop recommendations or strate-
8 gies for the coordination, administration, and evaluation of educational
9 technology programs and resources.
10 ( 9 i ) Work with representatives of the governing
11 bodies of the educational segments to identify strategies to coordinate
12 statewide voice, video, and data telecommunications systems that may be
13 accessed by the educational segments.
14 ( 10 j ) To review, evaluate and build upon the
15 educational technology projects in public schools funded through other
16 state initiatives.
17 (k) To form such subcommittees or task forces as it deems necessary
18 to review matters pertaining to a particular educational segment or to any
19 other issues before the council.
20 SECTION 5. That Section 33-4807, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
21 amended to read as follows:
22 33-4807. EVALUATIONS AND AUDITS. On or before July 1, 1995, t
23 T he legislative services office shall ,
24 initiate an interim evaluation of from time to time as directed
25 by the legislature, evaluate and audit the relative impact, costs and
26 benefits of each of the educational technology programs conducted
27 pursuant to the appropriations made for the Idaho educational technology
28 initiative during the second regular session of the fifty-second legislature.
29 The evaluation results shall be reported to the governor, legislature, and
30 state board of education on or before January 1, 1996. On or before July 1,
31 1996, the state board of education shall initiate a comprehensive evaluation
32 of the relative impact, costs and benefits of each of the programs conducted
33 pursuant to the appropriations made for the Idaho educational technology ini-
34 tiative during the second regular session of the fifty-second legislature. The
35 evaluation results shall be reported to the governor and the legislature on or
36 before July 1, 1997 this chapter. The state board of education
37 shall report to the legislature and the governor each year on or before Octo-
38 ber 1 as to the relative impact, cost and benefit of the educational technol-
39 ogy program conducted pursuant to this chapter .
40 SECTION 6. That Chapter 48, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
41 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
42 known and designated as Section 33-4809, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
43 33-4809. HIGHER EDUCATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE. The state
44 board of education shall establish a standing subcommittee of the council to
45 be known as the higher education information technology committee the purpose
46 of which is to advise the council regarding postsecondary and other education
47 technology and telecommunications issues pertinent to the purposes of this
48 chapter that affect educational segments not including primary and secondary
50 SECTION 7. That Chapter 48, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
1 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
2 known and designated as Section 33-4810, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
3 33-4810. PUBLIC EDUCATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE. The state
4 board of education shall, upon consideration of the recommendations of the
5 superintendent of public instruction, establish a standing subcommittee of the
6 council to be known as the public education information technology committee,
7 the purpose of which is to advise the council regarding only primary and sec-
8 ondary education technology and telecommunications issues pertinent to this
9 chapter. At a minimum, and not by way of limitation, the public education
10 information technology committee membership shall include one (1) vocational
11 education/applied technology teacher, one (1) public librarian, one (1) public
12 school media specialist, and one (1) public school teacher.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to modify the membership and
clarify the duties of the Idaho Council for Technology in
Learning (ICTL). The bill changes the membership of the
committee and allows the Superintendent of Public Instruction,
the Governor and the State Board of Education to appoint
various members. Four members of the Legislature, two from the
House and two from the Senate are also members. The bill then
clarifies that the ICTL will be the technology advisory body to
the State Board of Education for both K-12 education and higher
education, instead of its current role of specializing in K-12
technology. The final change is to establish standing
committees of ICTL, one to specialize in K-12 and the other to
specialize in higher education and other matters, to report and
advise the ICTL on its various duties.
The fiscal impact of the present Idaho Council for Technology
in Learning is $140,000.00 annually. With the passage of this
Legislation, the new ICTL budget would require an additional
$39,000.00 per year. This would increase a .5 secretary to
fulltime and pay expenses for the additional subcommittees.
Total annual budget would be $173,000.00. The funds are taken
from the ICTL budget and would not affect the General Fund.
CONTACT: Senator Mel Richardson