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  1. 1. “E-Rate” and the Birdville ISD Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is “E-Rate”?<br />How does “E-Rate” work?<br />Introduction to Birdville ISD<br />Birdville ISD Technology Plan<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. What is “E-Rate”?<br />Established as a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996<br />Supports telecommunications and Internet connectivity<br />For schools/libraries across the United States<br />Provides discounts to obtain affordable telecommunications/Internet access <br />20% to 90% discount for eligible services<br />
  4. 4. How does “E-Rate” work?<br />Funded through a Universal Service Fee<br />Schools/Libraries received $1.95 billion in 2009<br />Depends on level of poverty and population<br />Districts and Libraries must apply<br />Districts and Libraries must have a technology plan<br />Birdville ISD 2011 Budget<br />Telecom $300K (source 30%local/70% E-Rate)<br />Equipment Cost $8.2M (source 1%state/19%local/80%E-Rate)<br />
  5. 5. Birdville ISD<br />Serves seven cities in Northeast Tarrant County <br />Dr. Jay Thompson serves as Interim Superintendent<br />Has 32 campuses<br />21 Elementary<br />7 Middle Schools<br />3 High Schools<br />1 Alternative High School/Career Center<br />Student Population 22,871<br />52% Economically Disadvantaged<br />
  6. 6. Birdville ISD Technology Plan<br />Provides $14,550,000 in technology expenditures<br />Technology Plan 2010-2013<br />Outlines four main objectives<br />Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership, Administration and Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />Evaluation Committee assesses progress<br />http://www.birdvilleschools.net/timsnew/resources/other/techplan/<br />
  7. 7. Birdville ISD Technology Budget<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />“E-Rate” continues to provide money to qualifying districts<br />Birdville ISD receives funds from “E-Rate”<br />Birdville’s Technology Plan outlines goals to improve technology<br />Birdville ISD<br />www.birdvilleschools.net<br />Universal Service Administrative Company www.universalservice.org/sl/<br />

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