2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Review of Classroom Technology and Digital Content Development

Item 137 #1h

Item 137 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2017 $127,420 FY2018 $127,420 GF
FY2017 1.00 FY2018 1.00 FTE

Page 104, line 45, strike "$18,953,680" and insert "$19,081,100".
Page 104, line 45, strike "$19,005,311" and insert "$19,132,731".

Page 105, after line 46, insert:

"J. The Department of Education is directed to holistically review the statewide use of technology in the classroom and all sources of digital content development, and online learning such as virtual courses.  The review shall include, but not be limited to, various types of technology  currently used in the classroom such as personal computers, tablets, laptops, or other hand held devices, and how any such technology are used and coordinated with the various types of digital content or on-line options that support student academic improvement.  The Department of Education shall report its preliminary findings to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2017."


(This amendment provides $127, 420 each year from the general fund to the Department of Education to hire a new position that will be dedicated to the review of the use of technology and digital content or on-line based curriculum.)