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School and Libraries Program

  1. 1. School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Program Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Rate ? <ul><li>Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company </li></ul><ul><li>Provides schools discount telecommunications and internet </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts range from 20-90% </li></ul><ul><li>Four categories are funded </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fund Request 4 Categories Tele- communication Services Internet Access Internal Connections Basic Maintenance
  5. 5. Application Process <ul><li>1) Determine Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>2)Develop a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>3) Open a Competitive Bidding Process </li></ul><ul><li>4) Select a Service Provider </li></ul><ul><li>5) Calculate the Discount Level </li></ul><ul><li>6) Determine Eligible Services </li></ul>
  6. 6. Application Process (continued) <ul><li>7) Submit Application for Program Support </li></ul><ul><li>8) Undergo Application Review </li></ul><ul><li>9) Receive Your Funding Decision </li></ul><ul><li>10) Begin Receipt of Services </li></ul><ul><li>11) Invoice USAC </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>This service seeks to make: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications available to all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income, rural, high-cost areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, click below: </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and Libraries Program </li></ul><ul><li>Toll Free #: (888) 203-8100 </li></ul>
  8. 8. DHS Technology Plan <ul><li>Plan for E-Rate Year 10 </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Goals </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goal 1 <ul><li>Students will experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant, technology-infused educational experience </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Goal 2 <ul><li>All staff will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model continuous learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform duties at optimal levels </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Goal 3 <ul><li>The school district will provide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nurturing climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment free from violence or disruption </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Goal 4 <ul><li>The schools will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exist to serve the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents/taxpayers are primary external customers </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Goal 5 <ul><li>The district will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate technology to better serve students </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Vision <ul><li>Model life-long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engaging Hearts and Minds” </li></ul>

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