3315.17 Computer Science and Technology Fund.

(A) The board of education of each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school district and the governing board of each educational service center may establish a computer science and technology fund to support computer science programs and professional development related to those programs operated by the district or service center. The fund may consist of district or service center moneys that legally may be used for that purpose and that are not otherwise designated for other purposes. It also may consist of private moneys donated to the district or service center or any future state moneys allocated to the district or service center for that purpose. The district or service center board may use any a mount in the fund to leverage or match any additional private donations that may be made to the district or service center for that purpose.

(B) Moneys in the fund may be used for any of the following:

(1) Professional development related to computer science programs;

(2) The delivery of online assessments, including instruction and data that support online assessment readiness;

(3) Wireless connectivity in school buildings;

(4) Network services, such as improving bandwidth capacity and filtering devices;

(5) The purchase of computers, tablets, and equipment.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 170, §1, eff. 3/23/2018.