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SCR-30 Education technology.(2017-2018)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30
CHAPTER 97

Relative to education technology.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  July 05, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 30, Pan. Education technology.
This measure would recognize the need for improving the ongoing implementation and use of technology in educational institutions and identifying best practices for technology equipment upgrades.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, The educational community as a whole recognizes the importance of modern technology within our communities and classrooms; and
WHEREAS, There is a need for long-term planning in a regularly changing environment, as well as ongoing strategic plans for replacing and upgrading technology equipment and support structures in an educational institution’s master planning; and
WHEREAS, Identifying and agreeing upon best practices to emphasize user input, support input, and equipment maintenance over the long term will allow for the best use of resources and time; and
WHEREAS, In order to remain on the cutting edge of technology use, all stakeholders have a duty and right to share in the decisionmaking process regarding policies at the worksite and school district levels; and
WHEREAS, The use or nonuse of technology should not drive the teaching environment and school faculty should be free to determine the appropriate use of technology; and
WHEREAS, School support staff is essential to successful integration and implementation of technology and network security; and
WHEREAS, New and ongoing training about education technology and related pedagogies requires input from faculty, staff, and pupils; and
WHEREAS, Faculty and staff are not always provided with accommodating technologies, services, and training as required by federal and state accessibility regulations; and
WHEREAS, The cost of sustained staffing, maintenance, and training is not regularly incorporated in budgets; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes the need for improving the ongoing implementation and use of technology in educational institutions and identifying best practices for technology equipment upgrades; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.