Waco ISD E-Rate & Technology Plan Review
Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>District Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Role of staff </li></ul...
What is E-Rate? <ul><li>Education Rate (E-Rate)- federal funding to provide technology for schools and libraries </li></ul...
How does E-Rate Work? <ul><li>Two levels of funding- Priority 1 (P1) and Priority 2 (P2) </li></ul><ul><li>P1 Services- re...
How does E-Rate Work? <ul><li>P2 Services- recurring or nonrecurring  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Connections: Routers,...
How do we get our discount? <ul><li>Based on Free and Reduced Lunch numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of Economically D...
What is our discount? <ul><li>Waco ISD 2010 discount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on 2009 PEIMS data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
WISD Funding Analysis <ul><li>E-Rate funding over last three funding years </li></ul>
E-Rate 2010 Funding <ul><li>P2 funding allowed network connectivity for new University High School </li></ul><ul><li>2010 ...
Technology Plan <ul><li>WISD Technology Plan  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved for 3 years (2011-2014) </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Interactive website for students, teachers, parents, stakeholders </li></ul><ul...
Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Professional Development for technology integration for teachers and administra...
Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Provide digital tools to support data driven decision making </li></ul><ul><li>...
Technology Plan  E-Rate Requirements <ul><li>Must have written technology plan before filing FCC Form 470 for E-Rate </li>...
What role can I play? <ul><li>Encourage student participation in NSLP surveys (i.e.: Pizza party, Ice Cream Day) </li></ul...
Summary <ul><li>E-Rate funds many technology initiatives for WISD </li></ul><ul><li>Technology plan focuses on technology ...
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E-rate & Technology Plan Presentation

  1. 1. Waco ISD E-Rate & Technology Plan Review
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>District Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Role of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>Education Rate (E-Rate)- federal funding to provide technology for schools and libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Levels the playing field for urban and rural students </li></ul><ul><li>Connects students to global resources </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Fund (USF)- funding mechanism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.27B available per year </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How does E-Rate Work? <ul><li>Two levels of funding- Priority 1 (P1) and Priority 2 (P2) </li></ul><ul><li>P1 Services- recurring, leased services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Services: phone, long distance, cellular, WAN services, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Access: Internet, Webhosting, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How does E-Rate Work? <ul><li>P2 Services- recurring or nonrecurring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Connections: Routers, Switches, Cabling, Wireless Access Points, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections: Basic maintenance for eligible internal connections </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do we get our discount? <ul><li>Based on Free and Reduced Lunch numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of Economically Disadvantaged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by National School Lunch Program (NSLP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discount can be per campus or district-wide </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is our discount? <ul><li>Waco ISD 2010 discount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on 2009 PEIMS data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to 2009 NSLP type in “Waco” in District/Charter Name field, click submit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May use current year or last year’s data </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WISD Funding Analysis <ul><li>E-Rate funding over last three funding years </li></ul>
  9. 9. E-Rate 2010 Funding <ul><li>P2 funding allowed network connectivity for new University High School </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Priority 2 funding nearly $2.5M </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technology Plan <ul><li>WISD Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved for 3 years (2011-2014) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggressive with technology integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure upgrades to support technology </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Interactive website for students, teachers, parents, stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Community Access to district technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integrated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Support to provide efficient and effective level of instructional technology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Professional Development for technology integration for teachers and administrators </li></ul><ul><li>High level of maintenance for district network equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure upgrades including WAN, LAN, and Internet connectivity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technology Plan Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Provide digital tools to support data driven decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Promote use of standard hardware and software applications for instruction & administrative purposes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Technology Plan E-Rate Requirements <ul><li>Must have written technology plan before filing FCC Form 470 for E-Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only applicable for P2 funding (as of 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STaR Charts must be 100% prior to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>submission in ePlan system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must encompass all requests for E-Rate </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What role can I play? <ul><li>Encourage student participation in NSLP surveys (i.e.: Pizza party, Ice Cream Day) </li></ul><ul><li>Educate students on E-Rate and its impact </li></ul><ul><li>Complete teacher and campus STaR Charts at beginning of year by September </li></ul>
  16. 16. Summary <ul><li>E-Rate funds many technology initiatives for WISD </li></ul><ul><li>Technology plan focuses on technology integration in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone plays a role in technology plan and E-Rate </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You Questions?
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