Education technology plan — Educational technology advisory committee.
(1) The superintendent of public instruction, to the extent funds are appropriated, shall develop and implement a Washington state K-12 education technology plan. The technology plan shall be updated on at least a biennial basis, shall be developed to coordinate and expand the use of education technology in the common schools of the state. The plan shall be consistent with applicable provisions of chapter 43.105 RCW. The plan, at a minimum, shall address:
(a) The provision of technical assistance to schools and school districts for the planning, implementation, and training of staff in the use of technology in curricular and administrative functions;
(b) The continued development of a network to connect school districts, institutions of higher learning, and other sources of online information; and
(c) Methods to equitably increase the use of education technology by students and school personnel throughout the state.
(2) The superintendent of public instruction shall appoint an educational technology advisory committee to assist in the development and implementation of the technology plan in subsection (1) of this section. The committee shall include, but is not limited to, persons representing: The office of the chief information officer, educational service districts, school directors, school administrators, school principals, teachers, classified staff, higher education faculty, parents, students, business, labor, scientists and mathematicians, the workforce training and education coordinating board, and the state library.
(3) The plan adopted and implemented under this section may not impose on school districts any requirements that are not specifically required by federal law or regulation, including requirements to maintain eligibility for the federal schools and libraries program of the universal service fund.
[2011 1st sp.s. c 43 § 725; 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 § 133; 2009 c 556 § 17; 2006 c 263 § 917; 1995 c 335 § 507; 1994 c 245 § 2; 1993 c 336 § 703.]
| Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 § 133 and by 2011 1st sp.s. c 43 § 725, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).|
Effective date -- Purpose -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 43: See notes following RCW 43.19.003.
Effective date -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 §§ 101-103, 106-202, 204-244, and 301: See note following RCW 28B.76.020.
Intent -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 11: See note following RCW 28B.76.020.
Findings -- Purpose -- Part headings not law -- 2006 c 263: See notes following RCW 28A.150.230.
Part headings, table of contents not law -- 1995 c 335: See note following RCW 28A.150.360.