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  • 1. SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES UNIVERSAL SERVICE MECHANISM BY: MICHELE HERMAN E Rate
  • 2. Agenda
    • What is E-Rate
    • Cy-Fair ISD Technology Plan
    • Star Chart Results
    • What impact does E-Rate have on CFISD?
  • 3. What is the "E-Rate"?
    • Provides discount to schools and libraries for telecommunication services under the direct of the Federal Communication Commission.
    • Internet and telecommunications are offered with discounts to school that meet the criteria.
  • 4. How does it work?
    • Eligible schools and libraries can receive discounts of 20-90 percent discount on telecommunication services, Internet access and internal connections.
  • 5. Funding….
    • Based on percentage level of student eligible for federal free and reduced lunch program. Libraries will use the school lunch eligibility percentage from their local school districts.
  • 6. E-Rate Discounts
    • Basic Phone Service-local and long distance
    • (voicemail not included)
    • Leased data circuits
    • (Routers,Switches,Network Servers)
    • T-1,56K ISDN Lines
    • Dial-up Internet access
    • Direct internet connections
  • 7. Program Specfics
    • What's not Covered?
    • Computers for teachers or students, fax machines, modems, software, professional development, and asbestos removal. Resale of discounted services is prohibited.
    • How Much Money is Available in Discounts?
    • Up to $2.25 billion per year will be available from the Universal Service Fund. The Fund for schools and libraries will be established on January 1, 1998.
  • 8. Application Process
    • Applicants must have Technology Plan
    • Submit the Application Plan
    • Click site for application:
    • http://www.usac.org/sl/
  • 9. CFISD Technology Vision
    • As an integral part of the teaching and learning process, instructional technology will facilitate students’ active learning and prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
  • 10. STAR Chart Results
  • 11. Campus Results
    • Early Tech, 6-8
    • Developing Tech, 9-14
    • Advanced Tech, 15-20
    • Target Tech, 21-24
  • 12. How does this help CFISD
    • Helps districts elevate budget resources associated with technology which in turn will free up more room to purchase the following.
    • Allows district extra monies to replace aging computers.
    • Installing mounted projectors
    • Smartboards
    • Document readers
    • Laptops for all students
  • 13. Where is the Plan?
    • Follow the link below:
    • http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology%20Plan.pdf
  • 14. Final Thoughts
    • Technology is an integral part of educating the future generations.
    • Students need technology to perform in the 21 st century workplace.