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E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
E rate and district technology plan
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  • 1. E-Rate and TerrebonneParish Technology Plan Dawn Miller ET8050 Spring 2012
  • 2. Agenda The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) Terrebonne Parish School District Technology Plan
  • 3. What is E-Rate Adopted in May 1997 Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access
  • 4. Eligible Services Telecommunication Service Telecommunication Internet Access Internal Connections Basic Maintenance Miscellaneous (installation, configuration, voice mail, fees)
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Steps to Apply1. Submit Application for Program Support2. Undergo Application Review3. Receive Funding Decision4. Begin Receipt of Services5. Invoice USAC
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Actions Steps1. Strengthen Leadership2. Improve Teacher Training3. Support E-Learning and Virtual Schools4. Encourage Improved Access and Technology Usage
  • 9. E-Rate Funding in TerrebonneParish Provided internet access to all classrooms Updated electrical access Network cabling Metro Ethernet (bandwidth) Upgraded switches Upgraded telephone system
  • 10. E-Rate Funding in TerrebonneParish Terrebonne Parish E-Rate Funding $1,000,000 $900,000 $800,000 $700,000 $600,000 Amount $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 2011 2010 2009 Year
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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.

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