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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

             5     
House Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to the deployment of educational technology in
             10      public schools.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    removes the repeal date for the Smart School Technology Program;
             14          .    requires the Board of Business and Economic Development to select, through a
             15      request for proposals process, a single technology provider with integrated
             16      whole-school technology deployment experience to develop and implement a
             17      whole-school one-to-one technology deployment plan for public schools;
             18          .    requires the State Board of Education to make rules requiring schools to provide
             19      matching funds to participate in the Smart School Technology Program; and
             20          .    makes technical amendments.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2014:
             23          .    to the Governor's Office of Economic Development - Administration as a one-time
             24      appropriation:
             25              .    from the General Fund, $2,400,000.
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          This bill provides an effective date.
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:


             30          53A-1-709, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 208
             31          63I-2-253, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 57, 208, 273, 280, 318,
             32      329, 381, and 394
             33          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 208, 266, and 369
             34          63M-1-909, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 208
             35          63M-1-909.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 208
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 53A-1-709 is amended to read:
             39           53A-1-709. Smart School Technology Program.
             40          (1) As used in this section, "program" means the Smart School Technology Program.
             41          (2) [A three-year pilot project known as the] The Smart School Technology Program is
             42      created to encourage the deployment of whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology in
             43      public schools.
             44          (3) The Board of Business and Economic Development with input from an
             45      independent evaluating committee, shall issue a request for proposals for the development and
             46      implementation of a whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment plan for
             47      schools.
             48          (4) From recommendations submitted by an independent evaluating committee, the
             49      Board of Business and Economic Development shall select a single education technology
             50      provider with integrated whole-school technology deployment experience through the request
             51      for proposals process.
             52          (5) (a) An independent evaluating committee shall be established to:
             53          (i) advise the Board of Business and Economic Development in issuing a request for
             54      proposals under Subsection (3);
             55          (ii) evaluate proposals submitted through a request for proposals issued under
             56      Subsection (3); and
             57          (iii) advise the State Board of Education on selecting schools to participate in the


             58      program.
             59          (b) The membership of the independent evaluating committee shall include:
             60          (i) three members of the State Board of Education appointed by the chair of the State
             61      Board of Education;
             62          (ii) the state chief information officer;
             63          (iii) two members appointed by the executive director of the Governor's Office of
             64      Economic Development; and
             65          (iv) the governor's education director.
             66          (c) The independent evaluating committee shall evaluate a proposal on:
             67          (i) a provider's experience with integrated whole-school technology deployment; and
             68          (ii) the components of a whole-school technology deployment plan.
             69          (6) An educational technology provider selected under Subsection (4) shall develop a
             70      customized whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment plan for each
             71      school participating in the program.
             72          (7) The whole-school technology deployment plan shall be based on submitted
             73      proposals to the committee and may include the following components:
             74          (a) a personal mobile learning device [or digital textbook] for each student;
             75          (b) desktop or laptop computers for [classrooms] each classroom;
             76          (c) peripherals and networking equipment, including a wireless network that is not
             77      self-interfering;
             78          (d) wireless audio equipment in each classroom;
             79          (e) digital projectors or televisions with wireless device mirroring technology;
             80          [(d)] (f) on and off campus Internet filtering;
             81          [(e)] (g) operating software for the technology system, including software that connects
             82      [digital] personal mobile learning devices among students and a teacher to facilitate classroom
             83      interaction;
             84          (h) curriculum and instructional software purchase credits per device to be used toward
             85      improving student outcomes with respect to the core curriculum and skill building on the use of


             86      technology;
             87          (i) device repair and replacement criteria;
             88          [(f)] (j) professional development for educators and technology specialists on:
             89          (i) the operation and use of the technology equipment; and
             90          (ii) accessing and using online content; and
             91          [(g)] (k) ongoing technical support.
             92          (8) (a) A school within a school district, with the approval of the local school board, or
             93      a charter school, may submit an application to the State Board of Education to participate in the
             94      program.
             95          (b) With input from the independent evaluating committee established under
             96      Subsection (5), the State Board of Education shall select schools to participate in the program.
             97          (c) In selecting schools, the State Board of Education shall seek to include [students] in
             98      the program schools:
             99          (i) from different regions of the state;
             100          (ii) from urban and rural areas; [and]
             101          (iii) with a variety of economic and demographic characteristics[.]; and
             102          (iv) with documented technology implementation plans, including a plan for the use of:
             103          (A) instructional software that improves student outcomes with respect to the core
             104      curriculum; and
             105          (B) software that provides students with skill building on the use of technology.
             106          (d) The State Board of Education shall make rules:
             107          (i) specifying procedures and criteria to be used for selecting schools that may
             108      participate in the program[.]; and
             109          (ii) requiring selected schools to provide matching funds to participate in the program.
             110          (9) (a) The State Board of Education, in collaboration with the education technology
             111      provider and the schools participating in the program, shall evaluate the program and submit a
             112      report on the evaluation to the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Education
             113      Interim Committee by the committee's October meetings in 2013 and 2014.


             114          (b) The State Board of Education may contract with an independent evaluator to
             115      conduct the evaluation required in Subsection (9)(a).
             116          (c) The evaluation shall be based on the following criteria:
             117          (i) technology system functionality;
             118          (ii) school level outcomes;
             119          (iii) teacher instruction and outcomes; and
             120          (iv) student engagement and outcomes.
             121          Section 2. Section 63I-2-253 is amended to read:
             122           63I-2-253. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             123          (1) Section 53A-1-402.7 is repealed July 1, 2014.
             124          (2) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
             125          (3) Section 53A-1-411 is repealed July 1, 2016.
             126          (4) Section 53A-1-412 is repealed July 1, 2013.
             127          [(5) Section 53A-1-709 is repealed July 1, 2015.]
             128          [(6)] (5) Section 53A-1a-513.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
             129          [(7)] (6) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 10, UPSTART, is repealed July 1, 2014.
             130          [(8)] (7) Title 53A, Chapter 8a, Part 8, Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program, is
             131      repealed July 1, 2017.
             132          [(9)] (8) Subsection 53A-13-110 (4) is repealed July 1, 2013.
             133          [(10) Section 53A-15-1215 is repealed July 1, 2012.]
             134          Section 3. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
             135           63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63M.
             136          (1) Section 63A-1-115 is repealed on July 1, 2014.
             137          (2) [Section 63M-1-909.5 ] Subsection 63M-1-903 (1)(d) is repealed on July 1, 2015.
             138          Section 4. Section 63M-1-909 is amended to read:
             139           63M-1-909. Financial assistance to entities offering economic opportunities.
             140          (1) Subject to the duties and powers of the board under Section 63M-1-303 , the
             141      administrator may provide money from the Industrial Assistance Account to an entity offering


             142      an economic opportunity if that entity:
             143          (a) applies to the administrator; and
             144          (b) meets the qualifications of Subsection (2).
             145          (2) The applicant shall:
             146          (a) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the administrator the nature of the economic
             147      opportunity and the related benefit to the economic well-being of the state by providing
             148      evidence documenting the logical and compelling linkage, either direct or indirect, between the
             149      expenditure of money necessitated by the economic opportunity and the likelihood that the
             150      state's tax base, regions of the state's tax base, or specific components of the state's tax base
             151      will not be reduced but will be maintained or enlarged;
             152          (b) demonstrate how the funding request will act in concert with other state, federal, or
             153      local agencies to achieve the economic benefit;
             154          (c) demonstrate how the funding request will act in concert with free market principles;
             155          (d) in the case of an economic opportunity that includes the retention of jobs,
             156      demonstrate how the potential relocation of jobs outside the state is related to a merger,
             157      acquisition, consolidation, or similar business reason other than the applicant simply requesting
             158      state assistance to remain in the state;
             159          (e) satisfy other criteria the administrator considers appropriate; and
             160          (f) be either:
             161          (i) an entity whose purpose is to exclusively or substantially promote, develop, or
             162      maintain the economic welfare and prosperity of the state as a whole, regions of the state, or
             163      specific components of the state, including:
             164          (A) an entity that is a sports development organization under contract with the state for
             165      sports development and sporting event attraction and related activities that provide an
             166      economic impact or promotional value to the state; or
             167          (B) an entity that implements technology innovation in public schools, including
             168      whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment for the purpose of incubating
             169      technology solutions related to economic and workforce development.


             170          (ii) a company or individual that does not otherwise qualify under Section 63M-1-906 .
             171          (3) Subject to the duties and powers of the board under Section 63M-1-303 , the
             172      administrator shall:
             173          (a) make findings as to whether an applicant has satisfied each of the conditions set
             174      forth in Subsection (2);
             175          (b) establish benchmarks and timeframes in which progress toward the completion of
             176      the agreed upon activity is to occur;
             177          (c) monitor compliance by an applicant with any contract or agreement entered into by
             178      the applicant and the state as provided by Section 63M-1-907 ; and
             179          (d) make funding decisions based upon appropriate findings and compliance.
             180          Section 5. Section 63M-1-909.5 is amended to read:
             181           63M-1-909.5. Selection of educational technology provider to implement
             182      whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment plan for schools.
             183          The board shall select an educational technology provider to develop and implement a
             184      whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment plan for schools in accordance
             185      with the requirements of this part and Section 53A-1-709 .
             186          Section 6. Appropriation.
             187          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             188      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014, the following sums of money
             189      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             190      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             191      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2014.
             192          To Governor's Office of Economic Development - Administration
             193              From General Fund, One-time
$2,400,000

             194              Schedule of Programs:
             195                  Administration        $2,400,000
             196          The Legislature intends that the appropriation provided in this section be used for the
             197      deployment of whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology as provided in Section


             198      53A-1-709 .
             199          Section 7. Effective date.
             200          Uncodified Section 6, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2013.


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