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  • An Introduction to E-rate and the Roosevelt Technology Plan
  • Agenda
    • Introduction to to USAC & E-Rate
      • Overview
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
    • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • NEISD Mission Statement
      • What we have
      • What we need to do
  • USAC
    • 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.
    • All information presented regarding USAC can be found at:
    • www.universalservice.org
  • USAC
    • The Universal Service Fund is one fund with four programs:
      • High Cost - ensures all consumers in all regions have comparable telecommunications rates
      • Low Income -Telephone discounts to over 7,000,000 low-income consumers
      • Rural health Care - provides reduced rates to rural health care providers for telecommunications and Internet services
      • Schools & Libraries - E-rate support, provides affordable telecommunications and Internet access services to connect schools and libraries to the Internet
  • Eligibility
    • Discounts are provided to most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.
    • Program requirements:
      • Technology Plan
      • Form 470 (Competitive bid plan)
      • Low income student population
      • Bid within window (July 1- June 30)
    • File forms online at:
    • http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp
  • Benefits
    • Telecommunications Services
    • Internet Access
    • Internal Connections
    • Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services based on low income status
  • What isn’t covered
    • The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment, software and professional development.
  • NEISD Mission Statement Click to view the NEISD mission in action!
  • Is Roosevelt Eligible?
    • Our school would qualify based on
      • Low income student population
    • We do not qualify based on:
      • We do not have a comprehensive technology plan
  • What does Roosevelt Need to do?
    • In order for our campus we need to take the NEISD technology plan and create our own plan
      • The district plan can be found at: http://intranet.neisd.net/edtech/tech_apps.html
    • There are 5 criteria required by E-rate to qualify
  • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • 1) Goals and strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve library services
  • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • (2) a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve library services
  • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • (3) An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve school services
  • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • (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
  • Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
      • (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
  • Roosevelt STaR Chart
  • Summary
    • 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.
    • Our district has provided a sound infrastructure.
    • 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.
    • 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
  • Resources
    • www.universalservice.org
    • www.neisd.net
    • starchart.esc12.net