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  • School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund “E-Rate”
  • Agenda• What is “E-Rate”• How it Works• Discounts• Application• CCISD Technology Plan
  • What is “E-Rate”?• According to the Universal Service Administrative Company (2010), “E- Rate”: – Provides discounts to schools and libraries – Allows schools to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access – http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview- program.aspx
  • How it Works• Funding is requested under four categories – Telecommunications services – Internet access – Internal connections – Basic maintenance of internal connections
  • Discounts• Depend on –the level of poverty –The urban/rural status of the population served –Range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services
  • Application• Applicants must provide additional resources to utilize the connectivity funded by the Schools and Libraries Program –End-user equipment (computers, telephones) –Software Agenda –Professional development
  • Clear Creek ISD• District Technology Plan – Establish clear goals and strategies for using telecommunications and information technology – Have a professional development strategy to ensure staff knows how to use new technologies – CCISD Technology Plan E-Rate Definition
  • CCISD Evaluation Strategy– Include an assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, and software– Include an evaluation process to monitor goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments
  • Computing Devices for CCISD250200150 Number of Student Desktops Number of Admin100 desktops Number of Student50 Laptops 0 Falcon Pass Robinson Ward Whitcomb Elem
  • In Summary• “ E-Rate” provides discounts to schools and libraries• Clear Creek ISD has goals for information technology, professional development, assessment, and evaluation
  • Work Cited• Universal Service Administrative Company (July 14, 2010). Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program. Retrieved from http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview- program.aspx