702 KAR 3:170. Educational television equipment purchases.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 156.031, 156.074, 168.100

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 156.160

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.031 requires that administrative regulations relating to statutes amended by the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act be reviewed, amended if necessary and resubmitted to the Legislative Research Commission prior to December 30, 1990; KRS 156.074 gives the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education the general authority, through the Finance and Administration Cabinet, to secure state price contracts for supplies and equipment to be purchased by district boards of education; and KRS 168.100 gives the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television the specific authority to prescribe standards for television receiving units to be used in the public schools. This administrative regulation establishes the terms and means by which the school districts may purchase, from state price contracts, educational television receivers, stands, and related equipment.

 

      Section 1. The chief state school officer shall prepare Kentucky minimum specifications for educational television receivers and stands for approval by the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education, and review and approval by the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, and shall keep said specifications up to date by revision whenever experience, manufacturing techniques, and product improvement indicate that revision and updating is necessary.

 

      Section 2. The State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education shall approve the Kentucky minimum specifications for educational television receivers and stands as a separate document for approval by the Kentucky Educational Television Authority. Copies of this document containing the detailed specifications for educational television receivers and stands shall be kept on file by the chief state school officer. This document shall be made available in reasonable numbers to those persons and business firms that have need for same.

 

      Section 3. All manufacturers, their agents or representatives that propose to sell educational television receivers and stands to the school districts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall provide the chief state school officer current detailed specifications, test results, certifications, and advertising brochures on the television receivers and stands that they propose to offer for sale as meeting the current Kentucky minimum specifications for educational television receivers and stands.

 

      Section 4. The chief state school officer shall have the authority for approval of the types, makes, and models of educational television receivers and stands that meet the Kentucky minimum specifications for educational television sets and stands. The chief state school officer shall have the authority for approvals of "as equals," and shall have the authority to waiver minor formalities.

 

      Section 5. The chief state school officer shall prepare, at least annually, a list of those educational television receivers and stands that are approved as meeting the current Kentucky minimum specifications for educational television receivers and stands. Said lists shall be made available in reasonable numbers to those persons or business firms that have need of same. (SBE 21.330; 1 Ky.R. 1045; eff. 6-11-75; Am. 5 Ky.R. 552; eff. 2-7-79; 10 Ky.R. 1096; eff. 5-1-84; 17 Ky.R. 1556; eff. 12-9-90.)