(a) After the telecommunication standards developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 10552 are established, each county superintendent of schools shall consult with each of the school districts under its jurisdiction about its specific telecommunication needs to enable the sharing of financial and administrative data at the local level.
(b) After telecommunication standards are established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 10552, each county office of education shall establish, by January 1, 1996, uniform standards for sharing financial and administrative information between school districts and the county office of education that, to the extent relevant, conform to the standards established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 10552 and take into consideration the needs identified pursuant to subdivision (a). Thereafter, school districts may follow those standards when purchasing additional or replacement hardware or software for financial and administrative data processing School districts shall not be required to replace current hardware or software as a result of the enactment of this chapter, and any decision to make a purchase is a decision of the local agency and not a mandate of the state.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 91, Sec. 23.)
Education Code 10552