The Schools and Libraries Program

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The Schools and Libraries Program

  1. 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund Commonly Known as E-Rate
  2. 2.  What is E-Rate? School Eligibility Library Eligibility Technology Plan Conclusion Questions/Comments WebsiteAgenda
  3. 3.  Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Funded by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).What is E-Rate?
  4. 4.  Must supply elementary or secondary education. May be public or private institutional day or residential schools, or public charter schools. Must operate as non-profit businesses. Cannot have an endowment exceeding $50 million.School Eligibility
  5. 5.  Must be eligible for assistance from a state library administrative agency under the 1996 Library Service Act. Must have budgets completely separate from any schools Cannot operate as for-profit businessesLibrary Eligibility
  6. 6.  The district will pursue high-speed internet for all classrooms and teaching areas. Professional development for Tech Specialists and Teachers will occur from June 2010 – June 2011. Assessments will be conducted to verify student achievement in relation to internet usage. Budget will be handled by Cynthia Daniels, School Secretary.Technology Plan
  7. 7.  All Port Arthur ISD schools will apply for funding under E-Rate in order to receive high-speed internet for each classroom and teaching area. Technology plans will be submitted by April 28, 2011.Conclusion
  8. 8. Questions/Comments
  9. 9.  http://www.usac.org/sl/Schools and Libraries Program

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