A program from the Department of Education designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.
Technology for our 21st century learners
TECHNOLOGY FOROUR 21ST CENTURYLEARNERSPreparing for the future
Agenda “E-Rate” What is it? What are the specifications? How can we get it? Campus Technology Plan What are our goals?
“E-Rate” What is it? A discounted telecommunications service Provides affordable access to schools and libraries "E-Rate" Website
“E-Rate” What are the specifications? Provides discounts of 20% to 90% Depends on economic need and location Based off of National School Lunch Program Discount Chart
Amount of Discounts INCOME Measured by URBAN Location RURAL Location % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program E-Rate Discount E-Rate Discount If the percentage of …and the school is in an …and the school is in a students in the school URBAN area, the E-rate RURAL area, the E-rate qualifying for the discount will be… discount will be… National School Lunch Program is… Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% 75% to 100% 90% 90%Information obtained from : http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.htm
“E-Rate”Eligible Services Eligible Internal Connections•Basic Phone Services, •Telecommunicationsincluding local and long Wiringdistance •Routers•Leased data circuits •Switches•T-1, 56K, ISDN Lines •Hubs•Dial-up Internet access •Network Servers•Direct InternetConnections •Certain system operating•E-mail software •Wireless LANs •Installation & basic maintenance
“E-Rate” How can we get it? Application process (Step 1 is a technology plan, which we will discuss next) Key Dates November: Filing window opens December: Deadline for SLD Forms January: All other forms must be submitted
Campus Technology Plan Goals: Prepare students for technologically advanced world Access and utilize current technologies Form a partnership with the community to provide opportunities involving current technology
Summary What? Providing Technology for our 21st Century Learners How? “E-Rate” Discount Program Campus Technology Plan Why? Toensure our students and our staff is equipped to handle our technologically advanced society