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b. Within such time as the commissioner shall by regulations provide, the recipient of an award shall have taught [science or mathematics] the field fields for which the scholarship was awarded in an elementary or secondary school in New York state for that number of months calculated by multiplying by five the number of annual awards granted to the recipient. If a recipient fails to comply fully with such condition, the president shall be entitled to recover from such recipient an amount which bears the same ratio to (i) the aggregate of the amount of the awards received (ii) the number of months the recipient failed to comply with this condition bears to the number of months the recipient

obligated to comply with this condition, together with interest at ten percent per annum computed from the date on which the recipient completed professional training. Such recovery may be made over such period of time as is prescribed by the president. Any obligation to comply with such provisions shall be cancelled upon the recipient's death. The commissioner shall (have) adopt regulations to provide for the waiver or suspension of any financial obligation where compliance would involve severe hardship.

8. Empire State graduate study fellowships for [mathematics and science] teachers. a. Four hundred Empire state graduate (study) fellowships shall be awarded annually in accordance with paragraphs b, c and d of this subdivision on a competitive basis as determined by the commissioner to individuals enrolled in a registered graduate program in any New York institution of higher education which leads to permanent certification a teacher of mathematics or science or other fields of teacher shortage as identified by the commissioner on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commissioner shall to the extent practicable ensure that recipients of such fellowships include individuals who are unrepresented underrepresented in the respective disciplines.

A maximum of [one hundred] twenty-five fellowships for full-time study shall be reserved for teachers whose positions have been abolished within two years preceding the date of application for a fellowship because of a decline in student enrollment and who are qualified to pur

graduate study obtain certification to teach mathematics or science or other fields of teacher shortage as identified by the commissioner on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-six.

А maximum of one hundred seventy-five fellowships for full-time study shall be reserved for individuals who have earned baccalaureate degrees in mathematics, the physical sciences, the biological sciences [or], engineering or other disciplines related to fields of teacher shortage as identified by the commissioner on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-six but are not eligible

eligible for provisional or permanent certification, and who are qualified to pursue graduate study in a program leading to the degree of master of arts in teaching, or the equivalent as determined by the commissioner.

d. Not less than two hundred fellowships for part-time study shall be made available to persons not receiving a fellowship reserved in

paragraphs b and c of this subdivision. In the event that there are fulltime fellowships reserved under such paragraphs b and c that have not been awarded after awards have been made for all qualified applicants, such excess number of fellowships shall be available for award as parttime fellowships pursuant to this paragraph.

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e. Within such time as the commissioner shall by regulation provide, a recipient of an award shall have taught [mathematics or science] in the field of* fields for which the followshipt was awarded in an elementary or secondary school in New York state for ten months for full-time award or for that number of months calculated by multiplying by five the number of part-time awards (or for ten months for a full-time award] granted to the recipient. If a recipient fails to comply fully with such condition, the president shall be entitled to recover from such recipient

amount which bears the same ratio to (i) the aggregate of the amount of the awards received as (ii) the number of months the recipient failed to comply with this condition bears to the number of months the recipient was obligated to comply with this condition, together with interest at ten

percent per annum computed from the date on which the recipient completed professional training. Such recovery may

be made such period of time as is prescribed by the president. Any obligation to comply with such provisions shall be cancelled upon

the recipient's death. The commissioner shall have regulations to provide for the waiver or suspension of any financial obligation under this subdivision where compliance would involve extreme hardship.

§ 13. The section heading and subdivision one of section six hundred seventy-five of such law, as added by chapter fifty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-four, is amended to read as follows:

Empire state [mathematics and science teacher] scholarships for teachers. 1. Number and certification. Three hundred twelve Empire state [mathematics and science] teacher scholarships shall be awarded each year. Such scholarships shall be allocated as provided in article thirteen of this chapter to eligible students as certified to the president by the commissioner.

5 14. The section heading and subdivisions one and two of section six hundred seventy-six of such law, as added by chapter fifty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-four, are amended to read as follows:

Empire state graduate fellowships [in mathematics and science] for teachers. 1. Number and certification. Two hundred full-time academic study fellowships and two hundred part-time academic study fellowships [in mathematics and science] shall be awarded each year. All such fellowships shall be awarded to eligible students certified to the president by the commissioner pursuant to article thirteen of this chapter.

2. Duration. Each fellowship award pursuant to paragraph b or c of subdivision eight of section six hundred five of this chapter shall entitle the recipient to an award for one academic year of full-time study while matriculated in an approved graduate program, as defined by the commissioner pursuant to article thirteen of this chapter. Each fellowship awarded pursuant to paragraph d of subdivision eight of section six hundred five of this chapter shall entitle the recipient to an award for not more than two academic years of part-time study while matriculated in

any approved graduate program, as defined by the commissioner pursuant to article thirteen of this chapter. No recipient shall receive an award subsequent to completion of an approved graduate program leading to permanent certification as a teacher [of mathematics or science] in the field or fields for which the fellowship was awarded.

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§ 15. Such law is amended by adding a new article fifteen-a to read as follows:

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Section 711. Aid for the purchase of school library materials.

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for the purchase of school library materials. 1. In the several cities and school districts of the state, boards of education, trustees

such body or officers as perform the functions of such boards, shall designate school library materials to be used in the schools in the district.

2. School library materials, for the purposes of this article shall mean both audio/visual materials and printed materials that may may not require magnification which meet all of the following criteria: (1) materials which are catalogued and processed as part of the school library or media center for use by elementary and/or secondary school children and teachers; (2) materials which with reasonable care and use may be expected to last more than one year; and (3) materials which would not be eligible for aid pursuant to sections seven hundred one and seven hundred fifty-one of this chapter. School library materials meeting these criteria may include (i) hard cover and paperback books, periodicals, that is, publications which appear at regular intervals of less than one year on a continuing basis for an indefinite period, documents other than books, pamphlets, musical scores, other printed and published materials, and (ii) for school year nineteen hundred eighty-six--eighty

and thereafter, audio/visual materials including films, film strips, micro-film, sound recordings, processed slides, transparencies, kinescopies*, video tapes, maps, charts, globes, pictorial works, including pictures and picture sets, reproductions, photographs, graphic works, and any other audio/visual materials of a similar nature made.

3. No school district shall be required to purchase or otherwise acquire school library materials, the cost of which shall exceed an amount equal to two dollars multiplied by the number of children residing in such district who are enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve of a public or private school which complies with the compulsory education law.

4. The commissioner, in addition to the annual apportionment of public monies pursuant to other articles of this chapter, shall apportion to each school district an amount equal to the cost of the school library materials purchased by the district pursuant to this section, but in case shall the aid apportioned to the district exceed an average of two dollars per pupil as defined in subdivision three of this section. The apportionment

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for in this section shall be paid at such times as may be determined by the commissioner and approved by the director of the budget, during the school year in which the expenditures are made to the extent that such expenditures have been made and reported to the department prior to such apportionment.

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body officers as perform the function of such boards shall have the power and duty to loan upon request of an individual or a group of individual pupils, to all pupils defined in subdivision three of section seven hundred eleven of this article, school library materials. School library materials loaned to such pupils attending private schools shall be school library materials which are designated for use in any public elementary secondary schools of the state or are approved by any board of education, trustees or other school authorities. Such school library materials are to be loaned free to such children subject to such rules and regulations as are or may be prescribed by

the board of regents and such boards of education, trustees other school authorities.

2. No school district shall be required to loan school library materials in excess of the school library materials owned or acquired by such district pursuant to section seven hundred eleven of this article. Such school library materials shall be loaned on an equitable basis to children defined in subdivision three of section seven hundred eleven of this article attending in the current year. The payment of tuition under article eighty-nine of this chapter is deemed to be an equitable loan to children for whom such tuition is paid.

$ 16. Subdivisions three and four of section seven hundred fifty-one of such law, as added by chapter fifty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-four, are amended to read as follows: 3. No

school district shall be required to purchase or otherwise acquire software programs, the cost of which shall exceed an amount equal to [two] three dollars [and fifty cents] multiplied by the sum of (a) the number of pupils attending in the base

in such district school which complies with the compulsory education law, and so enrolled on the first school day of October of any school year in grades kindergarten through twelve in public and private schools and (b) the number of pupils with handicapping conditions residing in such district who attend programs in the base year under the provisions of paragraphs c, e, 8, i and l of subdivision two of section forty-four hundred one of this chapter

4. The commissioner, in addition to the annual apportionment of public monies pursuant to other articles of this chapter, shall apportion to each school district an amount equal to the cost of the software programs purchased by the district pursuant to this section, but in no case shall the aid apportioned to the district exceed an average of [two] three dollars [and fifty cents] per pupil defined in subdivision three of this section. The apportionment provided for in this section shall be paid, at such times as may be determined by the commissioner and approved by the director of the budget, during the school year in which the expenditures are made to the extent that such expenditures have been made and reported to the department prior to such apportionment.

§ 17. Sections sixteen hundred eight-a and seventeen hundred sixteen-a of such law are repealed.

§ 18. Paragraph b of subdivision five of section nineteen hundred fifty of such law, as amended by chapter fifty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-four, is amended to read as follows:

b. The cost of services herein referred to shall be the amount allocated to each component school district by the board of cooperative educational services to defray expenses of such board, except that that

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part of the salary paid any teacher, supervisor or other employee of the board of cooperative educational services which is in excess of [twentyone] twenty-five thousand dollars shall not be such an approved expense, and except also that administrative and clerical expenses shall not exceed ten percent of the total expenses for purposes of this computation. Any gifts, donations or interest earned by the board of cooperative educational services or on behalf of the board of cooperative educational services by the dormitory authority or any other source shall not be deducted in determining the cost of services allocated to each component school district. The expense of transportation provided by the board of cooperative educational services pursuant to paragraph q of subdivision four of this section shall be eligible for aid apportioned pursuant to subdivision seven of section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter and

board of cooperative educational services transportation expense shall be an approved cost of services for the computation of aid under this subdivision. Transportation expense pursuant to paragraph q of subdivision four of this section shall be included in the computation of the ten percent limitation on administrative and clerical expenses.

§ 19. Subdivision fifteen of section nineteen hundred fifty of such law is repealed. S 20. Such

is amended by adding a new section nineteen hundred fifty-two to read as follows:

$ 1952. Technologies network ties program. 1. There is hereby established a pilot model technology project called technologies network ties. This project will link three areas of the state electronically to pilot innovative uses of technology for instructional and administrative purposes.

2. The commissioner shall determine the school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and library network systems to take part in the pilot project. For the nineteen hundred eighty-four--eightyfive school year, the three areas of the state to be linked shall be the Broome board of cooperative educational services area, the OneidaMadison, Madison-Oneida and Herkimer boards of cooperative

educational services area and the state education department in Albany. In addition to the boards of cooperative educational services in the selected areas, the commissioner shall request several school districts to participate voluntarily in the pilot program and to share in the costs of developing such program. In addition, if there are remaining funds the commissioner may establish a microwave technology network tie to the New York city metropolitan area.

3. The pilot project shall develop a network consisting of a structure which will electronically link all participating agencies and allow for the transfer of administrative and instructional data between and among the participating sites. It will also consist of modern mainframe database management system software which will enable districts to store data for the purpose of meeting state reporting requirements electronically and give them sophisticated query and report generating capability. The commissioner, in consultation with appropriate sultants and representatives of participating districts and boards of cooperative education services, will be responsible for determining the appropriate communication

standards and protocols for the selection of hardware and software to be used in all facets of the project.

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