Section 229.8041, Florida Statutes 2001
229.8041 Educational computing.--
(1) STATE POLICY.--It is the policy of the state to use computers and related technology to make instruction and learning more effective and efficient, to make educational programs more relevant to contemporary society, and to reduce the paperwork and data collection requirements placed on classroom teachers.
(2) IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY.--The department is authorized and encouraged to assist school districts, community colleges, and state universities to make appropriate use of computing. Department actions for this purpose may include, but need not be limited to:
(a) Providing information and consultation on computing for education.
(b) Establishing agreements with vendors of computing hardware and software which allow districts and institutions to purchase such commodities under favorable terms.
(c) Surveying districts and institutions to determine how available resources for educational computing can be used most effectively.
(d) Conducting evaluations of available equipment or programs to determine the effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of such equipment or programs.
History.--s. 6, ch. 80-378; s. 23, ch. 83-324.