E-Rate and District Technology PlanPresentation Transcript
Discounted telecommunications services for schools and libraries. 2011-2012
E-Rate District Technology Plan Overview of E-Rate Sabine Pass ISD Technology Plan Discounts Statistics and District Eligible Services and Profile Funding Main Goals Application Process Plans Further Information Methods of Evaluation and Documentation
The E-rate program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The goal was to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries receive affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.
*The level of discount is based on the percentage ofstudents eligible for participation the National SchoolLunch Program or other federally approved alternativemechanisms.
Telecommunications Services Internet Access Internal Connections Local and Long Distance Phone Services Acquisition and Installation of Equipment Eligible Services List 2012
Provided through a Universal Service Fee charged to companies that provide interstate and international telecommunications services. Amount of discount depends on the level of poverty of the served community. Total amount of money disbursed is capped as $2.25 billion.
Develop a Technology Plan Submit FCC Form 470 28-day bidding period Select providers and sign contracts Submit FCC Form 471 Answer questions on application Review Form 471 receipt acknowledgement letter Receive Funding Commitment Decision Letter Assure Plan Approval/ Receive Services/File Form 486 Retain Records Appeals Pay your share Prepare for next funding year
SPISD Form 470 2011-2012 E-Rate Program Schools and Libraries Division firstname.lastname@example.org Click to return to Eligible Click to go to next slide. Services slide.
In order to meet the demands of a technological society, wemust anticipate change and be willing to grow as technologymoves into the 21st century. School Statistics
Integrate technology into the curriculum. Provide access to information for students, parents and the community. Provide ongoing staff development on the integration of technology.
Expand Connectivity Implement Existing and New Resources Promoting School-Community Interaction Improve Accessibility Provide local in-service and one-on- one training to faculty and staff Continue Assessment and Plan Evaluations
Texas STaR Chart Staff Surveys Informal Interviews Monitoring Expansion of Web Pages Yearly Inventory of Hardware/Software Support and Maintenance Classroom observations by Administration