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The school and libraries program

  1. 1. Presented by Donna Drumdonnadrum@gmail.com Next
  2. 2.  What is The Schools and Libraries Program? E-Rate Supports Connectivity E-Rate Discount E-Rate Application Process CJH Technology Plan Other Information Conclusion References Previous Next
  3. 3.  Program of the Universal Service Fund. Known as “E-Rate”. Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services. Previous Next
  4. 4. Four categories of service:  Telecommunications services  Internet access  Internal connections  Basic maintenance of internal connections Previous Next
  5. 5. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty. Eligible schools, schooldistricts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium. 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Less than 1% 1% to 19% 20% to 34% 35% to 49% 50% to 74% 75% to 100% Percent of Students Qualifying for National School Lunch Program Urban Location Rural LocationU.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. (2008). E-Rate Program - Discounted TelecommunicationsServices, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)/ Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)/Schools and Libraries Division(SLD). [Data file.] Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html Previous Next
  6. 6. Below is the process schools and libraries should follow to apply forand receive support.Step 1 Determine EligibilityStep 2 Develop a Technology PlanStep 3 Open a Competitive Bidding ProcessStep 4 Select a Service ProviderStep 5 Calculate the Discount LevelStep 6 Determine Your Eligible ServicesStep 7 Submit Your Application for Program SupportStep 8 Undergo Application ReviewStep 9 Receive Your Funding DecisionStep 10 Begin Receipt of Services Previous Next
  7. 7. Crockett Junior High will Increase the use of technology to offer a variety of instructional strategies to teachers.  projectors and ELMOs to all core-subject teachers;  Neos for math intervention Previous Next
  8. 8. Crockett Junior High will Continue the use of a parent portal on the District website: https://txsuite.txeis.esc6.net/Crocket t/txConnect Continue to use additional computer software for the enhancement and remediation of academic skills. Provide training for teachers to use technological equipment and programs. Previous Next
  9. 9. Resource Allocations SCE funds Local fundsPersons Responsible Principal Assistant Principal Technology FacilitatorFormative Evaluation Technological hardware inventory Data disaggregation forms Program evaluations Previous Next
  10. 10.  USAC assists schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Rural populations with a high rate of economically disadvantaged are more apt to receive assistance. Crockett Junior High has received a technological grant* to purchase ELMOs, projectors, and Smart Boards, along with technical training.*I am not aware of who is our grantor. Previous Next
  11. 11. Crockett Junior High School. (2010). Campus Improvement Plan Goals 2010-2011.Crockett, TX: Author.D Drum. (2012, January 30). My School Technology Plan - A Summary. [Web logcomment]. Retrieved from http://www.donnadrum.blogspot.comUniversal Service Administrative Company. (2010). Overview of the Schools andLibraries Program. [Data file]. Retrieved from http://http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspxU.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. (2008). E-RateProgram - Discounted Telecommunications Services, Federal CommunicationsCommission (FCC)/ Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)/Schoolsand Libraries Division (SLD). [Data file.] Retrieved fromhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html Previous

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