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ADOPTED RESOLUTION ALLOWING STATE OF ALABAMA TO APPLY FOR 1996-97 GOALS 2000 FUNDS

WHEREAS, the State Board of Education is constituted by the Legislature to be the chief educational authority for accepting, expending and administering federal education funds for the State of Alabama; and
 
WHEREAS, the State Board of Education applied for federal funds in 1994 under the Goals 2000: Educate America Act and received and has on hand approximately $1.6 million in the 1994-95 funds; and
 
WHEREAS, the State Board of Education is entitled to apply for $5.675 million in Goals 2000 funds for 1996-97; and
 
WHEREAS, such funds can be subgranted by the State Board of Education to local education agencies for classroom technology only as part of an overall school system improvement plan; and
 
WHEREAS, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act expressly prohibits the federal government from taking any action which would directly or indirectly impose standards or requirements of any kind which would reduce, modify or undercut state and local responsibility for the control of education; and
 
WHEREAS, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act does not allow the federal government to mandate, direct or control Alabama’s curriculum, program of instruction, or the allocation of state or local resources; and
 
WHEREAS, Alabama is not required under the Goals 2000: Educate America Act to submit any local or state or improvement plan for review or approval by the federal government; and
 
WHEREAS, Alabama need only apply for Goals 2000 monies and for the first year describe the process for developing a plan and for subsequent years assure the U.S. Secretary of Education that it has such a plan and submit benchmarks and time lines for its implementation and for student achievement; and
 
WHEREAS, the schoolchildren of Alabama will benefit from the use of these Goals 2000 monies for classroom technology:
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Alabama State Board of Education that:
 
1. The State Superintendent of Education shall create a simple and efficient competitive grant program for local education agencies to apply to the State Superintendent for Goals 2000 monies; and
 
2. The grant program shall be limited such that funds can only be used for classroom technology and appropriate training for the use of such technology as part of an overall school system improvement plan; and
 
3. The State Superintendent shall distribute 100% of remaining 1994-95 Goals 2000 funds as stipulated in number two above; and
 
4. The State Superintendent shall apply for Goals 2000 funds for 1996-97 and shall distribute 100% of these funds under this classroom technology grant program as part of an overall school system improvement plan; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board instructs the State Superintendent of Education to track the expenditure of all monies (1) received from the federal government under Goals 2000; (2) all state education funds expended to comply with Goals 2000 provisions; and (3) all local education monies expended to comply with Goals 2000; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board requires public reporting of other expenditures at least every six months.