Steps to Apply1. Determine Eligibility2. Develop a Technology Plan3. Open a Competitive Bidding Process4. Select a Service Provider5. Calculate the Discount Level6. Determine Your Eligible Services
Steps to Apply1. Submit Application for Program Support2. Undergo Application Review3. Receive Funding Decision4. Begin Receipt of Services5. Invoice USAC
Terrebonne Parish SchoolDistrict Technology PlanFocus: to improve student achievement of through the effective use of technology as an enhancement of the teacher/learning process to improve record keeping/reporting procedures
Actions Steps1. Strengthen Leadership2. Improve Teacher Training3. Support E-Learning and Virtual Schools4. Encourage Improved Access and Technology Usage
E-Rate Funding in TerrebonneParish Provided internet access to all classrooms Updated electrical access Network cabling Metro Ethernet (bandwidth) Upgraded switches Upgraded telephone system
Conclusion E-Rate funding is very important to school systems Process to apply is very lengthy Terrebonne Parish’s Technology Plan is working toward implementing and improving the use of technology E-Rate funding has helped Terrebonne Parish
References E-Rate (2012). Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Rate USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company (1997-2012). Retrieved from http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx Terrebonne Parish School District Technology Plan, April 2007.