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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0766.01 KLA




WHEREAS, Information technology is an essential tool for education; and

WHEREAS, Many schools lack the physical infrastructure necessary to connect to advanced telecommunications services; and

WHEREAS, A partnership between schools, the private sector, and parents can create a powerful initiative to bring schools the information technology they need; and

WHEREAS, Community involvement in improving the computer technology in schools will reap many benefits for the private sector as well as for the students by preparing them to enter the private sector; and

WHEREAS, As a result of this need, a volunteer­based initiative has been organized called Colorado NetDays; and

WHEREAS, The goal of Colorado NetDays is to update the telecommunications technology offered to Colorado students in 1,000 classrooms in 150 schools by the end of the year; and

WHEREAS, Donations from sponsors in the private sector will enable schools to install the necessary wiring to provide Internet access to students; and

WHEREAS, A target date to highlight this effort and to accomplish much of the goal is April 19, 1997, when volunteers from the private sector, parents, and school officials will work together to accomplish the wiring; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That we, the members of the General Assembly, declare April 19, 1997, to be Colorado NetDay.

Be it further resolved, That the General Assembly encourage private companies, teachers, individuals, and organizations to contribute to and participate in this endeavor to enrich the educational opportunities of Colorado students.