ERIC Number: ED339357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
About METNET: Montana Educational Telecommunications Network [and] Chapter 622, Laws of Montana, 52nd Legislature, 1991.
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena. Dept. of Educational Technology.
The first of two sections of this report is a brochure which provides a description of METNET, the Montana Educational Telecommunications Network, which is designed to provide instructional and educational course work for K-12 students and students enrolled in units of the Montana University System, vocational-technical centers, and community colleges; instructional and professional development training for teachers and others involved in education; and telecommunication capabilities to schools, state agencies, subdivisions of state government, and public libraries. The brochure also provides brief descriptions of the METNET BBS (electronic bulletin board system) and how to participate in it; inservice training; local area networks; wide area networks; and the Star Schools program. The second section presents Chapter No. 622, the state legislation that provides for the establishment of the network. The act outlines the following: (1) the purpose of the legislation and the aims of the network; (2) agency cooperation and responsibilities; (3) fee collection and disposition for operational costs; (4) apportionment of costs; (5) definition of and revenue for state equalization aid; (6) purpose of state equalization aid and duties of the board of public education for distribution; and (7) appropriations, repealer (of Section 20-7-1001, MCA), and effective date. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Computer Networks, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Public Libraries, Public Schools, School Districts, State Government, State Legislation, State Programs, Technical Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena. Dept. of Educational Technology.
Identifiers: Montana Educational Telecommunications Network; Star Schools