20-9-534. (Temporary) Statutory appropriation for school technology purposes. (1) The amount of $1 million a year is statutorily appropriated, as provided in 17-7-502, from the school facility and technology account established in 20-9-516 to the office of public instruction.
(2) Twenty-five percent of the appropriation under subsection (1) must be allocated for providing funds for schools to use as state matching funds for special construction under the federal e-rate broadband program pursuant to 47 CFR 54.505, provided that none of the state matching funds may be used by schools for self-construction of their own or portions of their own networks.
(3) By the third Friday in July, the superintendent of public instruction shall allocate the remaining 75% of the appropriation under subsection (1) for grants for school technology purposes. The allocation to each district must be based on the ratio of the district's BASE budget to the statewide BASE budget amount for all school districts multiplied by the amount of money provided in 20-9-343 for the purposes of 20-9-533.
(4) If any of the funds allocated under subsection (2) are unspent as of June 30 of each fiscal year, the unspent funds must be added to the funds allocated under subsection (3) for the subsequent fiscal year. (Terminates June 30, 2023--sec. 4, Ch. 475, L. 2021.)