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Part 3A. School Technology.

§ 115C‑102.5. Commission on School Technology created; membership.

(a)        There is createdthe Commission on School Technology. The Commission shall be locatedadministratively in the Department of Public Instruction.

The purpose of the Commissionshall be to advise the State Board of Education on the development of a StateSchool Technology Plan that (i) ensures the effective use of technology isbuilt into the North Carolina Public School System for the purpose of preparinga globally competitive workforce and citizenry for the 21st century and (ii)ensures equity and access to school technology for all segments of the publicschool population in North Carolina.

The Commission shall meet atleast twice each fiscal year and shall provide input and feedback on the StateSchool Technology Plan prior to approval.

(b)        The Commissionshall consist of the following members:

(1)        The StateSuperintendent of Public Instruction or a designee;

(2)        One representativeof The University of North Carolina, appointed by the President of TheUniversity of North Carolina;

(3)        One representativeof the North Carolina Community College System, appointed by the President ofthe North Carolina Community College System;

(4)        Repealed by SessionLaws 2009‑451, s. 7.31, effective July 1, 2009.

(5)        Two membersappointed by the Governor;

(6)        Two membersappointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

(7)        Two membersappointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

(8)        Repealed by SessionLaws 2009‑451, s. 7.31, effective July 1, 2009.

(9)        The State ChiefInformation Officer, or a designee.

In appointing members pursuant tosubdivisions (5), (6), and (7) of this subsection, the appointing persons shallselect individuals with technical or applied knowledge or experience inlearning and instructional management technologies or individuals withexpertise in curriculum or instruction who have successfully used learning andinstructional management technologies.

No producers, vendors, orconsultants to producers or vendors of learning or instructional managementtechnologies shall serve on the Commission.

Members shall serve for two‑yearterms. Vacancies in terms of members shall be filled by the appointing officer.Persons appointed to fill vacancies shall qualify in the same manner as personsappointed for full terms.

(c)        Repealed by SessionLaws 1997‑443, s. 8.26(a).

(d)        Members of theCommission who are also members of the General Assembly shall be paidsubsistence and travel expenses at the rate set forth in G.S. 120‑3.1.Members of the Commission who are officials or employees of the State shallreceive travel allowances at the rate set forth in G.S. 138‑6. All othermembers of the Commission shall be paid the per diem and allowances set forthin G.S. 138‑5.

(d1)      The Chair of theState Board of Education shall select the Commission member or members whoshall serve as chair or cochairs of the Commission.

(e)        The Department ofPublic Instruction shall provide requested professional and clerical staff tothe Commission.  (1993,c. 321, s. 135(a); c. 522, s. 20; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 591, s. 11(a);1997‑148, s. 7; 1997‑443, s. 8.26(a); 1998‑131, s. 7; 1998‑220,s. 1; 2004‑199, s. 4; 2009‑451, s. 7.31.)