16.977(3) (3) Methods to evaluate the progress of information technology development projects and the effectiveness of information technology systems, including performance measurements for the information technology portfolio.
16.977 History History: 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33 ss. 792, 793; Stats. 2003 s. 16.977; 2015 a. 55.
16.9785 16.9785 Purchases of computers by teachers. The department shall negotiate with private vendors to facilitate the purchase of computers and other educational technology, as defined in s. 24.60 (1r), by public, private, and tribal elementary and secondary school teachers for their private use. The department shall attempt to make available types of computers and other educational technology under this section that will encourage and assist teachers in becoming knowledgeable about the technology and its uses and potential uses in education.
16.9785 History History: 1995 a. 27, 225; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 16, s. 308; Stats. 2001 s. 22.19; 2003 a. 33 s. 796; Stats. 2003 s. 16.9785; 2009 a. 302.
16.979 16.979 Telecommunications operations and planning.
16.979(2)(2)Powers and duties. The department shall ensure maximum utility, cost-benefit and operational efficiency of all telecommunications systems and activities of this state, and those which interface with cities, counties, villages, towns, other states and the federal government. The department, with the assistance and cooperation of all other agencies, shall:
16.979(2)(a) (a) Develop and maintain a statewide long-range telecommunications plan, which will serve as a major element for budget preparation, as guidance for technical implementation and as a means of ensuring the maximum use of shared systems by agencies when this would result in operational or economic improvements or both.
16.979(2)(b) (b) Develop policy, standards and technical and procedural guidelines to ensure a coordinated and cost-effective approach to telecommunications system acquisition and utilization.
16.979(2)(c) (c) Maintain a comprehensive inventory of all state-owned or leased telecommunications equipment and services.
16.979(2)(d) (d) Monitor overall state expenditures for telecommunications systems and prepare an annual financial report on such expenditures.
16.979(2)(e) (e) Review the operation of all telecommunications systems of this state to ensure technical sufficiency, adequacy and consistency with goals and objectives.
16.979(2)(f) (f) Perform the functions of agency telecommunications officer for those agencies with no designated focal point for telecommunications planning, coordination, technical review and procurement.
16.979(3) (3)Private college and university participation in state telecommunications network. The department may allow regionally accredited 4-year nonprofit colleges and universities that are incorporated in this state or that have their regional headquarters and principal place of business in this state to participate in any telecommunications network administered by the department.
16.979 History History: 1977 c. 418; 1993 a. 246; 1997 a. 150; 2001 a. 16 ss. 375 to 380; Stats. 2001 s. 22.41; 2003 a. 33 ss. 797 to 800; Stats. 2003 s. 16.979.
subch. VIII of ch. 16 SUBCHAPTER VIII
FEDERAL RESOURCE ACQUISITION
16.98 16.98 Federal resource acquisition.
16.98(1) (1) The department shall engage in such activities as the secretary deems necessary to ensure the maximum utilization of federal resources by state agencies and institutions and other eligible organizations and units of government, including community development corporations as defined in s. 234.94 (2). The department shall acquire excess and surplus real and personal property and shall charge fees to recipients for costs of transportation, packing, crating, handling and program overhead, except that the department may transfer any excess or surplus personal property to the department of tourism, upon request of the department of tourism, at no cost, subject to any limitation or restriction imposed by federal law.
16.98(2) (2) The department may, in accordance with federal law, operate warehouses and otherwise provide for the temporary storage of property being transferred.
16.98(3) (3) All proceeds from the sale of land, buildings, supplies and equipment received under this section shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im) or (ka). Such proceeds may be used for the purchase of lands and buildings or for construction or improvement of buildings for the purpose of storing and handling excess and surplus property.
16.98(4) (4) From the appropriations under s. 20.505 (1) (fo) and (kg), the department may provide grants to any organization with which the department contracts to operate the program under sub. (1).
16.981 16.981 Transfer of appropriations. On June 30 of each fiscal year, the department shall determine the amount within the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im) by which total expenditures for the operation of warehouses and distribution centers under the federal resource acquisition program have exceeded income attributable to that operation under that appropriation as of that date. Immediately prior to the end of the fiscal year, the department shall transfer to the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im) an amount equal to that excess from the unencumbered balances in the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (a). If the excess exceeds the unencumbered balance in any fiscal year, the department shall transfer all of the unencumbered balance. If the unencumbered balance exceeds the excess in any fiscal year, the department shall transfer an amount equal to the excess.
16.981 History History: 1987 a. 27.
subch. IX of ch. 16 SUBCHAPTER IX
TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
16.99 16.99 Definitions. In this subchapter:
16.99(1d) (1d) “Charter school sponsor" means an entity described under s. 118.40 (2r) (b) that is sponsoring a charter school and the director under s. 118.40 (2x).
16.99(1m) (1m) “Data line" means a data circuit that provides direct access to the Internet.
16.99(2g) (2g) “Educational agency" means a school district, charter school sponsor, juvenile correctional facility, private school, tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), cooperative educational service agency, technical college district, private college, public library system, public library board, public museum, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
16.99(3) (3) “Educational technology" means technology used in the education or training of any person or in the administration of an elementary or secondary school and related telecommunications services.
16.99(3b) (3b) “Juvenile correctional facility" means a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (19), but does not include the Mendota juvenile treatment center under s. 46.057.
16.99(3d) (3d) “Political subdivision" means any city, village, town, or county.
16.99(3g) (3g) “Private college" means a private, regionally accredited, 4-year, nonprofit college or university that is incorporated in this state or that has its regional headquarters and principal place of business in this state or a tribally controlled college in this state.
16.99(3j) (3j) “Private school" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (3r).
16.99(3m) (3m) “Public library system" has the meaning given in s. 43.01 (5).
16.99(3p) (3p) “Public museum" means a nonprofit or publicly owned museum located in this state that is accredited by the American Association of Museums or an educational center that is affiliated with such a museum.
16.99(4) (4) “Telecommunications" has the meaning given in s. 16.97 (10).
16.99(5) (5) “Universal service fund" means the trust fund established under s. 25.95.
16.99(6) (6) “Video link" means a 2-way interactive video circuit.
16.99 History History: 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9 ss. 949 to 952, 2320 to 2322; 2001 a. 16, 57, 104, 105; 2003 a. 33 ss. 238n, 238p, 1036d to 1050d; Stats. 2003 s. 16.99; 2005 a. 344; 2009 a. 302; 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 185.
16.993 16.993 Technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin; departmental duties. The department shall do all of the following:
16.993(1) (1) In cooperation with school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, the technical college system board, and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, promote the efficient, cost-effective procurement, installation, and maintenance of educational technology by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, and the University of Wisconsin System.
16.993(2) (2) Identify the best methods of providing preservice and in-service training for teachers related to educational technology.
16.993(3) (3) Enter into cooperative purchasing agreements under s. 16.73 (1) under which participating school districts and cooperative educational service agencies may contract for their professional employees to receive training concerning the effective use of educational technology.
16.993(4) (4) In cooperation with the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system board, the department of public instruction and other entities, support the development of courses for the instruction of professional employees who are licensed by the state superintendent of public instruction concerning the effective use of educational technology.
16.993(5) (5) Provide telecommunications access to educational agencies under the program established under s. 16.997.
16.993(6) (6) No later than October 1 of each even-numbered year, submit a biennial report concerning the department's activities under this subchapter to the governor, and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
16.993(7) (7) Purchase educational technology materials, supplies, equipment, and contractual services for school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison under s. 16.72 (8), and establish standards and specifications for purchases of educational technology hardware and software by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
16.993(8) (8) Purchase educational technology equipment for use by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, and public educational institutions in this state and permit the districts, agencies, and institutions to purchase or lease the equipment, with an option to purchase the equipment at a later date. This subsection does not require the purchase or lease of any educational technology equipment from the department.
16.993 History History: 1997 a. 27, 237; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16, 104; 2003 a. 33 ss. 238pm, 1053d to 1063; Stats. 2003 s. 16.993; 2005 a. 25; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20 ss. 2365m, 9448; 2013 a. 168 s. 21; 2017 a. 59.
16.9945 16.9945 Information technology block grants.
16.9945(1)(1)Competitive grants. In fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19, the department may annually award grants on a competitive basis to eligible school districts and to eligible public libraries for the purpose of improving information technology infrastructure. For purposes of awarding grants under this section, “improving information technology infrastructure” includes purchasing and installing on a bus a portable device that creates an area of wireless Internet coverage and purchasing for individuals to temporarily borrow from a school or for patrons to check out from a public library a portable device that creates an area of wireless Internet coverage. In awarding grants to eligible school districts under this section, the department shall give priority to applications for school districts in which the percentage of pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1) for a free or reduced-price lunch is greater than in other applicant school districts. The department shall require an applicant for a grant under this section to provide all of the following:
16.9945(1)(a) (a) A description of the specific information technology infrastructure, including any equipment, that the applicant intends to purchase with grant proceeds.
16.9945(1)(b) (b) The applicant's plan to purchase, install, and use the information technology infrastructure described in par. (a).
16.9945(1)(c) (c) A description of the applicant's readiness to use information technology infrastructure purchased with grant proceeds.
16.9945(2) (2)Eligible school districts.
16.9945(2)(a)(a) A school district is eligible for a grant under this section in fiscal year 2017-18 if the school district's membership in the previous school year divided by the school district's area in square miles is 16 or less.
16.9945(2)(b) (b) A school district is eligible for a grant under this section in fiscal year 2018-19 if the school district's membership in the previous school year divided by the school district's area in square miles is 16 or less.
16.9945(2m) (2m)Eligible public libraries.
16.9945(2m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
16.9945(2m)(a)1. 1. “Library branch” means a fixed location where public library services, including a collection of library materials, are offered by paid library employees as part of a consolidated county public library, as described in s. 43.57 (1).
16.9945(2m)(a)2. 2. “Urban cluster” means an urban area, as defined by the U.S. bureau of the census, with a population of at least 2,500 but less than 50,000.
16.9945(2m)(a)3. 3. “Urbanized area” means an urban area, as defined by the U.S. bureau of the census, with a population of 50,000 or more.
16.9945(2m)(b) (b) A public library, including the branch of a public library [a library branch], is eligible for a grant under this section in fiscal year 2017-18 or in fiscal year 2018-19 or in both fiscal years if the population of the municipality within which the library or branch of the library [library branch] is located is 20,000 or less and if the public library or branch [library branch] is located in one of the following areas of the state:
16.9945 Note NOTE: The correct term is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
16.9945(2m)(b)1. 1. A rural territory, as defined by the U.S. bureau of the census, that is one of the following:
16.9945(2m)(b)1.a. a. Less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area.
16.9945(2m)(b)1.b. b. Less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
16.9945(2m)(b)2. 2. A rural territory, as defined by the U.S. bureau of the census, that is one of the following:
16.9945(2m)(b)2.a. a. More than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area.
16.9945(2m)(b)2.b. b. More than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
16.9945(2m)(b)3. 3. A rural territory, as defined by the U.S. bureau of the census, that is more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
16.9945(3) (3)Maximum awards to eligible school districts. The total amount the department may award to an eligible school district under sub. (1) during a fiscal biennium may not exceed the following:
16.9945(3)(a) (a) If the membership of the eligible school district is fewer than 750 pupils, $30,000.
16.9945(3)(b) (b) If the membership of the eligible school district is 750 pupils to 1,500 pupils, $40 multiplied by the school district's membership.
16.9945(3)(c) (c) If the membership of the eligible school district is more than 1,500 pupils, $60,000.
16.9945(3m) (3m)Maximum awards to eligible public libraries. The total amount the department may award to an eligible public library under sub. (1) during a fiscal biennium may not exceed the following:
16.9945(3m)(a) (a) If the population of the municipality within which the eligible public library or branch [library branch, as defined in sub. (2m) (a) 1.,] is located is 2,000 or less, $5,000.
16.9945 Note NOTE: The correct term is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
16.9945(3m)(b) (b) If the population of the municipality within which the eligible public library or branch [library branch, as defined in sub. (2m) (a) 1.,] is located is at least 2,001 but less than 5,000, $7,500.
16.9945 Note NOTE: The correct term is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
16.9945(3m)(c) (c) If the population of the municipality within which the eligible public library or branch [library branch, as defined in sub. (2m) (a) 1.,] is located is at least 5,000 but less than 20,001, $10,000.
16.9945 Note NOTE: The correct term is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
16.9945(4) (4)Funding limitation.
16.9945(4)(a)(a) The department may not award grants under this section that total more than $15,000,000 in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
16.9945(4)(b) (b) The department may not award grants under this section that total more than $7,500,000 in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
16.9945(5) (5)Sunset. The department may not award grants under this section after July 1, 2019.
16.9945 History History: 2017 a. 59, 142.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 273 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before April 14, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 14, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-14-18)