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EXPLANATION: Deletes the requirement that SDE purchase buses with Wi-Fi
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 335, paragraph 1.23, lines 19-27, by striking:/The department is directed to purchase only school buses equipped with Wi-Fi technology. Disbursement of newly purchased school buses shall first go to rural districts submitting a locally approved plan to the State Board of Education that will ensure that at designated non-school times, buses are secured and then parked at a central, easily accessible, public location so that students may access the Wi-Fi. Further, school districts must adopt local board policies regarding the designation of these public locations, that access shall only be for educational purposes and on district approved devices and password protected to ensure only students and faculty may use the connection and the method by which all students and their families receive notice. The department shall submit a report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the K-12 Technology Committee outlining which districts received buses and how the increased access has impacted students. /
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