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SECTION 213
Extension of educational facilities
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 5, PART 1
§ 213. Extension of educational facilities. 1. The regents may
extend to the people at large increased educational opportunities and
facilities, stimulate interest therein, recommend methods, designate
suitable teachers and lecturers, conduct examinations and grant
credentials, and otherwise organize, aid and conduct such work. And the
regents, and with their approval the commissioner of education, may buy,
sell, exchange and receive by will, or other gift, or on deposit, books,
pictures, statuary or other sculptured work, lantern slides, apparatus,
maps, globes, films, sound films, kinescopes, photographic recordings
and any article or collections pertaining to or useful in and to any of
the departments, divisions, schools, institutions, associations or other
agencies, or work, under their supervision, or control, or
encouragement, and may lend or deposit any such articles in their
custody or control, when or where in their judgement compensating
educational usefulness will result therefrom; and may also, from time to
time, enter into contracts desirable for carrying into effect the
foregoing provisions.

2. In carrying out the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
the regents may: a. Contract with institutions in the university,
school districts, boards of cooperative educational services or other
non-profit educational agencies for the acquisition from such
institutions, school districts, boards or agencies of sound films,
kinescopes, audio recordings and video recordings, scripts, research
reports or related educational television materials, for the use of the
department, or for the production of educational television programs:

b. Lease, to school districts, boards of cooperative educational
services or television corporations created pursuant to section two
hundred thirty-six of this chapter, educational television facilities,
including transmitters, micro-wave relay facilities, production centers,
closed-circuit systems and any equipment necessary therefor, constructed
or acquired, and owned by the state, leased by the state, or contract
with such districts, boards of cooperative educational services or
corporations for the operation of such facilities:

c. Lease and operate a television station in the city of New York.

3. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of subdivision two
of this section, the regents may make rules or authorize the
commissioner to make regulations providing standards for research and
experimentation, operation and programming of educational television by
the state and the school districts, boards of cooperative educational
services, institutions, corporations and agencies, respectively.

4. In carrying out the provisions of subdivisions one and two of this
section and in order to encourage and stimulate the further development
and use of educational television in the state of New York and for the
purposes of providing educational services and facilities for pupils in
the public schools of the state of New York, the board of regents is
hereby authorized to make additional apportionments to school districts
or boards of cooperative educational services in accordance with the
provisions of this subdivision to encourage and assist such districts or
boards to install and operate a broadcast or closed-circuit television
system, or television receiving equipment for the improvement of
classroom instruction.

a. Any school district or board of cooperative educational services
planning to establish such a program shall submit to the commissioner of
education on or before the first day of May of the school year preceding
the school year during which the program is to be conducted an
application, together with such information as the commissioner of
education shall require, including at least a complete statement of
purposes of the program, the detailed procedures of operation, a
detailed estimate of the cost of such program and a complete description
of the installation and equipment to be installed and the detailed
procedures of evaluations to be used in determining the improvement of
classroom instruction.

b. The commissioner of education shall establish procedures for
evaluations of such programs. One such program for each school district
or board of cooperative educational services may be approved by the
commissioner of education, and any program so approved by the
commissioner of education shall be placed on a list in accordance with
the educational merit and value of the program, and the date of receipt
of the application, where several programs are evaluated as having equal
merit and value.

c. Apportionment shall then be made in accordance with the formula
contained in paragraph d of this subdivision, in the order of such
programs on the list established in accordance with paragraph b of this
subdivision within the amount of the appropriation therefor.

d. Any district or board which proposes to install and operate a
broadcast or closed-circuit television system or television receiving
equipment for the improvement of classroom instruction, in accordance
with a program approved as provided in this subdivision and to the
extent that funds are available pursuant to this subdivision, shall be
entitled to an apportionment during the five-year period following the
approval of the program as follows:

Fifty per cent of the approved cost relative to the acquisition and
installation of the equipment, and during the first year fifty per cent
of the approved operational expenses in connection with the approved
operation of the program; during the second year forty per cent of the
approved operational expenses in connection with the approved operation
of the program; during the third year thirty per cent of the approved
operational expenses in connection with the approved operation of the
program; during the fourth year twenty per cent of the approved
operational expenses in connection with the approved operation of the
program; and during the fifth year ten per cent of the approved
operational expenses in connection with the approved operation of the
program.

5. A school district or a board of cooperative educational services
is hereby authorized and empowered to do and perform any and all acts
necessary or convenient to enable it to carry out the provisions of this
section.

6. The regents are authorized to make grants of money, materials and
equipment for the purpose of promoting the erection and use of
educational television facilities by educational television corporations
established pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred thirty-six
of this chapter. Such grants may be made upon such terms and conditions
as the regents may prescribe.