Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2381
By Representative Horst
9 AN ACT establishing the school district technology grant program;
10 amending K.S.A. 72-3703, 72-3710, 72-6428, 79-4803 and 79-4804 and
11 repealing the existing sections.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 New Section 1. (a) As used in this section, the term school district
15 technology plan or technology plan means a plan which is developed and
16 maintained by the board of education of a school district for the purpose
17 of fully integrating technology into teaching and learning to help ensure
18 that all pupils become technologically proficient.
19 (b) Each board that develops and maintains a school district tech-
20 nology plan may apply for a grant of state moneys to supplement amounts
21 expended by the school district for development and maintenance of the
22 plan. In order to be eligible for a grant of state moneys, a board shall
23 submit to the state board of education an application for a grant and a
24 description of the plan. The plan must include an evaluation procedure
25 designed to measure effectiveness of the plan in improving school cur-
26 riculum and increasing pupil achievement through integration of tech-
27 nology. Approval by the state board of the plan and the application is
28 prerequisite to the award of a grant. Applications for grants of state mon-
29 eys and descriptions of technology plans shall be prepared in such form
30 and manner as the state board of education shall require and shall be
31 submitted at a time to be determined and specified by the state board.
32 (c) The state board of education shall adopt rules and regulations for
33 administration of the school district technology grant program and shall:
34 (1) Establish standards and criteria for reviewing, evaluating and ap-
35 proving technology plans and applications of school districts for grants;
36 (2) approve technology plans for the award of grants of state moneys;
37 (3) be responsible for awarding grants of state moneys to school dis-
38 tricts; and
39 (4) request of and receive from each school district which is partici-
40 pating in the technology grant program reports containing information
41 with regard to the overall effectiveness of the plan of the school district.
42 New Sec. 2. (a) In each school year, to the extent that appropriations
43 are available from amounts credited to the school district technology grant
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1 program fund, each school district which is participating in the school
2 district technology grant program through maintenance of an approved
3 technology plan shall be eligible to receive a grant of state moneys. The
4 amount of the grant to a school district shall be determined by the state
5 board of education in accordance with established funding priorities, but
6 in no event shall the amount of a grant exceed 50% of the amount of the
7 actual expenses incurred by the school district in maintaining its plan.
8 (b) The state board of education shall prescribe all forms necessary
9 for reporting under this act.
10 (c) Every board which is participating in the school district technol-
11 ogy grant program shall make such periodic and special reports of statis-
12 tical and financial information to the state board of education as it may
14 (d) Moneys received by a school district through the award of a grant
15 of state moneys under this act shall be deposited in the technology fund
16 of the district. To the extent possible, grants shall be used for applying
17 technology to support school reform, acquiring hardware and software to
18 improve pupil learning, acquiring connections to telecommunication net-
19 works to obtain access to resources and services, providing ongoing pro-
20 fessional development in the integration of technology into improvements
21 of the school curriculum, and providing better educational services for
22 adults and families.
23 (e) The state board of education may provide any board, upon its
24 request therefor, with technical advice and assistance regarding the de-
25 velopment and maintenance of a technology plan or an application for a
26 grant of state moneys, and may disseminate information regarding re-
27 sources, procedures and personnel which are or may become available to
28 assist school district participation in the technology grant program.
29 Sec. 3. K.S.A. 72-3703 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
30 3703. (a) The board of education of any school district may develop,
31 implement and maintain technology
education programs, and may ac-
32 quire equipment necessary for such programs.
33 (b) (1) There is hereby established in every school district a fund
34 which shall be called the technology
education fund. The technology ed-
ucation fund shall consist of all moneys deposited therein or transferred
36 thereto in accordance with law. Except for an amount to pay a portion of
37 the principal and interest on bonds issued by cities under the authority
38 of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, for the financing of rede-
39 velopment projects upon property located within the school district, the
40 proceeds of any tax levied under K.S.A. 72-3702, prior to its repeal
this act, shall be paid to the school district making such levy and shall be
42 deposited in the technology
education fund of the school district.
43 (2) Any moneys in the technology
education fund of any school dis-
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1 trict and any moneys received from issuance of bonds under authority of
2 K.S.A. 72-3704, prior to its repeal
by this act, may be used for the purpose
3 of developing, implementing or enhancing technology
4 grams and for acquiring equipment necessary for such programs. The
5 board of education of any school district is hereby authorized to invest
6 any portion of the technology
education fund of the school district which
7 is not currently needed in investments authorized by K.S.A. 12-1675, and
8 amendments thereto, in the manner prescribed therein or may invest the
9 same in direct obligations of the United States government maturing or
10 redeemable at par and accrued interest within three years from date of
11 purchase, the principal and interest whereof is guaranteed by the gov-
12 ernment of the United States. All interest received on any such invest-
13 ment shall upon receipt thereof be credited to the technology
(c) As used in this section and in K.S.A. 72-3710, and amendments
thereto, the term "technology education program" means a program to
incorporate electronic computer and communications technologies into
educational programs of the school district, including improvement and
integration of on-line information management and communications sys-
tems in all application areas.
21 Sec. 4. K.S.A. 72-3710 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
22 3710. The boards of education of any two or more school districts are
23 hereby authorized to enter into a school district interlocal agreement in
24 accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 72-8230, and amendments
25 thereto, for the purpose of jointly and cooperatively providing technology
education programs in such school districts. Any school district having a
education program in operation or having a plan to develop,
28 implement or enhance such program shall, upon request, share infor-
29 mation on the research, development and operation of such programs
30 with other school districts.
31 Sec. 5. K.S.A. 72-6428 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
32 6428. (a) Any lawful transfer of moneys from the general fund of a district
33 to any other fund shall be an operating expense in the year the transfer
34 is made. The board of any district may transfer moneys from the general
35 fund to any categorical fund of the district in any school year. The board
36 of any district may transfer moneys from the general fund to any program
37 weighted fund of the district in any school year, subject to the following
39 (1) No board shall transfer moneys in any amount from the general
40 fund to a program weighted fund prior to maturation of the obligation of
41 the fund necessitating the transfer.
42 (2) The board may transfer moneys in an amount not to exceed the
43 amount of the obligation of the program weighted fund necessitating the
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2 (b) The board of any district may transfer moneys from the general
3 fund to the technology
education fund of the district in any school year ,
subject to the conditions imposed upon transferability of moneys from
the general fund to program weighted funds of the district.
6 (c) The board of any district may transfer moneys from the general
7 fund to the contingency reserve fund of the district in any school year,
8 subject to the limitations imposed upon the amount authorized to be
9 maintained in the contingency reserve fund under K.S.A. 72-6426, and
10 amendments thereto.
11 (d) The board of any district may transfer moneys from the general
12 fund to the capital outlay fund of the district in any school year, subject
13 to the following conditions:
14 (1) No board shall transfer moneys in any amount from the general
15 fund to the capital outlay fund prior to June 1 in any school year.
16 (2) The board of any of the districts with 10,000 or more enrollment
17 may transfer moneys in an amount not to exceed an amount equal to 1%
18 of the general fund budget.
19 (3) The board of any district, other than the districts with 10,000 or
20 more enrollment, may transfer moneys in an amount not to exceed an
21 amount equal to 2% of the general fund budget.
22 (4) No board shall transfer moneys in any amount from the general
23 fund to the capital outlay fund in any school year commencing after June
24 30, 1993, unless such board, in its adopted budget for such year, shall
25 have budgeted a capital outlay levy at (A) not less than a 3.5 mill rate or
26 (B) not less than the mill rate necessary to produce the same amount of
27 money that would have been produced by a 3.5 mill rate in the 1988-89
28 school year, whichever of (A) or (B) is the greater mill rate.
29 (e) Any district may make capital outlay expenditures from the gen-
30 eral fund for acquisition of equipment and repair of school buildings.
(f) The provisions of this section shall take effect and be in force from
and after July 1, 1992.
33 Sec. 6. K.S.A. 79-4803 is hereby amended to read as follows: 79-
34 4803. (a) (1) An amount equal to 10% of all moneys credited to the state
35 gaming revenues fund shall be transferred and credited to the correc-
36 tional institutions building fund created pursuant to K.S.A. 76-6b09 and
37 amendments thereto, to be appropriated by the legislature for the use
38 and benefit of state correctional institutions as provided in K.S.A. 76-
39 6b09 and amendments thereto;
40 (2) an amount equal to 5% of all moneys credited to the state gaming
41 revenues fund shall be transferred and credited to the juvenile detention
42 facilities fund
43 (3) an amount equal to 5% of all moneys credited to the state gaming
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1 revenues fund shall be transferred and credited to the school district tech-
2 nology grant program fund.
3 (b) There is hereby created in the state treasury the juvenile deten-
4 tion facilities fund which shall be administered by the commissioner of
5 juvenile justice as approved by the Kansas advisory group on juvenile
6 justice and delinquency prevention. All expenditures from the juvenile
7 detention facilities fund shall be for the retirement of debt of facilities
8 for the detention of juveniles; or for the construction, renovation, remod-
9 eling or operational costs of facilities for the detention of juveniles in
10 accordance with a grant program which shall be established with grant
11 criteria designed to facilitate the expeditious award and payment of grants
12 for the purposes for which the moneys are intended. "Operational costs"
13 shall not be limited to any per capita reimbursement by the commissioner
14 of juvenile justice for juveniles under the supervision and custody of the
15 commissioner but shall include payments to counties as and for their costs
16 of operating the facility. The commissioner of juvenile justice shall make
17 grants of the moneys credited to the juvenile detention facilities fund for
18 such purposes to counties in accordance with such grant program. All
19 expenditures from the juvenile detention facilities fund shall be made in
20 accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of ac-
21 counts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the com-
22 missioner of juvenile justice or the commissioner's designee.
23 (c) There is hereby established in the state treasury the school district
24 technology grant program fund which shall be administered by the state
25 board of education. All expenditures from the school district technology
26 grant program fund shall be for grants to school districts in accordance
27 with the school district technology grant program established under the
28 provisions of this act. The state board of education shall make grants of
29 the moneys credited to the school district technology grant program fund
30 to school districts in accordance with the grant program. All expenditures
31 from the school district technology grant program fund shall be made in
32 accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of ac-
33 counts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the state
34 board of education or the designee of the state board.
35 Sec. 7. K.S.A. 79-4804 is hereby amended to read as follows: 79-
36 4804. (a) An amount equal to
85% 80% of all moneys credited to the
37 state gaming revenues fund shall be transferred and credited to the state
38 economic development initiatives fund. Expenditures from the state ec-
39 onomic development initiatives fund shall be made in accordance with
40 appropriations acts for the financing of such programs supporting and
41 enhancing the existing economic foundation of the state and fostering
42 growth through the expansion of current, and the establishment and at-
43 traction of new, commercial and industrial enterprises as provided by this
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1 section and as may be authorized by law and not less than 12 of such
2 money shall be distributed equally among the congressional districts of
3 the state. Except as provided by subsection (g), all moneys credited to
4 the state economic development initiatives fund shall be credited within
5 the fund, as provided by law, to an account or accounts of the fund which
6 are created by this section.
7 (b) There is hereby created the Kansas capital formation account in
8 the state economic development initiatives fund. All moneys credited to
9 the Kansas capital formation account shall be used to provide, encourage
10 and implement capital development and formation in Kansas.
11 (c) There is hereby created the Kansas economic development re-
12 search and development account in the state economic development in-
13 itiatives fund. All moneys credited to the Kansas economic development
14 research and development account shall be used to promote, encourage
15 and implement research and development programs and activities in Kan-
16 sas and technical assistance funded through state educational institutions
17 under the supervision and control of the state board of regents or other
18 Kansas colleges and universities.
19 (d) There is hereby created the Kansas economic development en-
20 dowment account in the state economic development initiatives fund. All
21 moneys credited to the Kansas economic development endowment ac-
22 count shall be accumulated and invested as provided in this section to
23 provide an ongoing source of funds which shall be used for economic
24 development activities in Kansas, including but not limited to continuing
25 appropriations or demand transfers for programs and projects which shall
26 include, but are not limited to, specific community infrastructure projects
27 in Kansas that stimulate economic growth.
28 (e) Except as provided in subsection (f), the director of investments
29 may invest and reinvest moneys credited to the state economic develop-
30 ment initiatives fund in accordance with investment policies established
31 by the pooled money investment board under K.S.A. 75-4232, and
32 amendments thereto, in the pooled money investment portfolio. All mon-
33 eys received as interest earned by the investment of the moneys credited
34 to the state economic development initiatives fund shall be deposited in
35 the state treasury and credited to the Kansas economic development en-
36 dowment account of such fund.
37 (f) Moneys credited to the Kansas economic development endow-
38 ment account of the state economic development initiatives fund may be
39 invested in government guaranteed loans and debentures as provided by
40 law in addition to the investments authorized by subsection (e) or in lieu
41 of such investments. All moneys received as interest earned by the in-
42 vestment under this subsection of the moneys credited to the Kansas
43 economic development endowment account shall be deposited in the
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1 state treasury and credited to the Kansas economic development endow-
2 ment account of the state economic development initiatives fund.
3 (g) In each fiscal year, the director of accounts and reports shall make
4 transfers in equal amounts on July 15 and January 15 which in the aggre-
5 gate equal $2,000,000 from the state economic development initiatives
6 fund to the state water plan fund created by K.S.A. 82a-951, and amend-
7 ments thereto. No other moneys credited to the state economic devel-
8 opment initiatives fund shall be used for: (1) Water-related projects or
9 programs, or related technical assistance; or (2) any other projects or
10 programs, or related technical assistance, which meet one or more of the
11 long-range goals, objectives and considerations set forth in the state water
12 resource planning act.
13 Sec. 8. K.S.A. 72-3703, 72-3710, 72-6428, 79-4803 and 79-4804 are
14 hereby repealed.
15 Sec. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
16 publication in the statute book.