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  • E-Rate and Frisco ISD’s Tech Plan 
  • Agenda
    • Introduce and summarize
      • The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate)
      • Frisco ISD’s District Technology Plan
    • Review references
     
  • E-Rate – Overview
    • Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
    • “ Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access” (Universal Service Administrative Company, 2010).
     
  • E-Rate – Funds
    • Four service categories funded:
      • Telecommunications services
      • Internet access
      • Internal connections other than basic maintenance
      • Basic maintenance of internal connections
     
  • E-Rate – Eligibility
    • Discounts range from 20%-90% of the cost of eligible services
    • Depends on level of poverty and urban/rural status
     
  • E-Rate – Technology Plan
    • Interested schools or districts must prepare a technology plan that shows how technology will be used to improve:
      • Curriculum
      • Library Services
     
  • E-Rate – Forms and Letters   Forms and Letters Information Needed / Provided FCC Form 470 Begins competitive process for desired services FCC Form 471 Seeks funding for eligible services Funding Commitment Decision Letter Schools & Libraries Division (SLD) decides on funding requests FCC Form 486 Informs SLD of beginning of services FCC Form 472 or FCC Form 474 Tells SLD to pay service provider
  • Frisco ISD  
  • Frisco ISD Tech – Goals
    • Increase availability of technology
    • Increase training opportunities for new technologies
    • Assess and ensure administrator, educator and student proficiency with technology
    • Utilize technology for increased communication between campuses and the global community
     
  • Bledsoe Elementary School  
  • Frisco ISD – Support Staff
    • Technology Integration Facilitator
      • Assigned to every campus
      • Provides campus staff development
      • Assists with technical support
    • Technology Integration Specialist
      • Assigned to every campus
      • Assists in planning and integration of technology
     
  • References
    • Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010). Overview of the schools and libraries program. Retrieved from: http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx
    • Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010). E-Rate discounts for schools and libraries. Retrieved from: http://www.usac.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/E-rate-Overview.pdf
    • Frisco ISD. (2008). Technology mission, vision and goals. Retrieved from: http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/technology/mission.htm
    • Frisco ISD. (2008). Technology supporting instruction. Retrieved from: http://www.friscoisd.org/technology/teachers.htm