Section 44731. (Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 83, Sec. 33.)
Cite as: Cal. Educ. Code §44731.
A school district shall certify all of the following to the State Department of Education as a condition of each applicant school in the district being eligible to receive funding pursuant to this chapter:
(a)Each school maintaining any of grades 4 to 8, inclusive, that is applying for funding under this chapter has access, for instructional purposes, to the Internet in its classrooms and has a sufficient number of up-to-date computers or other devices that provide Internet access in its classrooms for instructional use.
(b)The funds received pursuant to this chapter shall be expended by the eligible schools for the purpose of providing in-service training to their schoolsite administrators, appropriate instructional classified employees, and certificated employees who provide direct instructional services to pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, in the use of education technology to support the daily instruction of pupils and the recordkeeping necessary to support that instruction.
(c)The funds received pursuant to this chapter shall be expended for in-service training programs in education technology that meet or exceed the proficiency standards developed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing pursuant to Section 44259.
(d)Each applicant school has developed an action plan that provides for a program of in-service training in education technology for its schoolsite administrators, appropriate instructional classified employees, and all certificated employees who provide direct instructional services to pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive. In the action plan, the applicant school shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, integrate training in educational technology with all of the following:
(1)Staff development days authorized pursuant to Section 44670.6 or 52854.
(2)Staff development funds available from all state and federal funding sources.
(3)Involvement of the parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in the school district.
(e)In-service training provided pursuant to this chapter shall be coordinated and integrated with any other in-service training, including staff development offered pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44579) of Chapter 3.