E-rate and Our High School


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E-rate and Our High School

  1. 1. An Introduction to E-rate and the Roosevelt Technology Plan
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to to USAC & E-Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt’s Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NEISD Mission Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we need to do </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. USAC <ul><li>The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated as the administrator of the federal Universal Service Fund by the FCC. </li></ul><ul><li>All information presented regarding USAC can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.universalservice.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. USAC <ul><li>The Universal Service Fund is one fund with four programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Cost - ensures all consumers in all regions have comparable telecommunications rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Income -Telephone discounts to over 7,000,000 low-income consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural health Care - provides reduced rates to rural health care providers for telecommunications and Internet services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools & Libraries - E-rate support, provides affordable telecommunications and Internet access services to connect schools and libraries to the Internet </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Eligibility <ul><li>Discounts are provided to most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>Program requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form 470 (Competitive bid plan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low income student population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bid within window (July 1- June 30) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>File forms online at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Telecommunications Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services based on low income status </li></ul>
  7. 7. What isn’t covered <ul><li>The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment, software and professional development. </li></ul>
  8. 8. NEISD Mission Statement Click to view the NEISD mission in action!
  9. 9. Is Roosevelt Eligible? <ul><li>Our school would qualify based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low income student population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We do not qualify based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We do not have a comprehensive technology plan </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What does Roosevelt Need to do? <ul><li>In order for our campus we need to take the NEISD technology plan and create our own plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The district plan can be found at: http://intranet.neisd.net/edtech/tech_apps.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are 5 criteria required by E-rate to qualify </li></ul>
  11. 11. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan <ul><ul><li>1) Goals and strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve library services </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan <ul><ul><li>(2) a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve library services </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan <ul><ul><li>(3) An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve school services </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan <ul><ul><li>(4) A sufficient budget to acquire and maintain the hardware, software, professional development, and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy; and </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan <ul><ul><li>(5) An evaluation process that enables the library to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Roosevelt STaR Chart
  17. 17. Summary <ul><li>Our STaR chart shows growth on our campus. Our primary target area is teaching and learning which happens to be the area that most directly affects students. </li></ul><ul><li>Our district has provided a sound infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the continued support of the administration in the form of staff development and planning time, our teaching and learning category will increase and the students will reap the benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>With the assistance of E-rate our STaR Chart scores would improve and we would be in the target range for the Texas Long Range Plan </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>www.universalservice.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.neisd.net </li></ul><ul><li>starchart.esc12.net </li></ul>