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Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
Needville ISD and ERate Plan
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Needville ISD and ERate Plan

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  • 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-RATE Presented by: Jessica Miller
  • 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction information </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible and Ineligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><li>Our campus technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we stand? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we going? </li></ul>
  • 3. What is E-rate? <ul><li>‘E-rate’ is a program that provides discounts to assist most school and libraries nationwide to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>There is up to $2.25 billion annually available to provide eligible schools and libraries with discounts under the E-rate program for services. </li></ul>
  • 4. Eligible and Ineligible Services <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Service </li></ul><ul><li>Leased Data Circuits </li></ul><ul><li>T-1, 56K, ISDN Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Internet Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Online Content </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Training </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul>
  • 5. Internal Connections <ul><li>Eligible Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Routers, Switches, Hubs </li></ul><ul><li>Network Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Certain operating software </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless LANs </li></ul><ul><li>Instillation & basic maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Private Branch Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Modems in personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos removal </li></ul><ul><li>Cameras </li></ul>
  • 6. Amount of Discounts 90% 90% 75% to 100% 80% 80% 50% to 74% 70% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 40% 1% to 19% 25% 20% Less than 1% RURAL LOCATION E-rate Discount URBAN LOCATION E-rate Discount INCOME Measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program
  • 7. Application Process <ul><li>Applicants must provide additional resources including equipment (e.g., computers, telephone, etc.), software, professional development, and other elements necessary to utilize the connectivity funded by the Schools and Libraries Program. </li></ul>
  • 8. Application Process <ul><li>Determine eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Open competitive bidding process </li></ul><ul><li>Select a service provider </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate the discount level </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Submit you application </li></ul><ul><li>Undergo application review </li></ul><ul><li>Receive you funding decision </li></ul><ul><li>Begin receipt of services </li></ul><ul><li>Invoice USAC </li></ul><ul><li>More information at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html </li></ul>
  • 9. Our Campus Technology Plan <ul><li>GOAL 1: Through an integrated curriculum, provide students with opportunities to use current technology to promote lifelong learning. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 2: Provide faculty and staff with current technology and training to maximize professional performance. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 3: Provide administrators with current technology and training to streamline tasks for district efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 4: Develop a technology learning partnership between the district and community </li></ul>
  • 10. Where do we stand? <ul><li>Budget year 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$16,717.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>82% Title IA-ARRA, 12% Local, 6% Title IID-ARRA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material & Supplies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$175,458.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70% State Allotment, 30% Local </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 11. Where do we stand? <ul><li>Technology Expenditure per pupil: $386 </li></ul><ul><li>Percent of campuses with direct internet connection: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Percent of classrooms with direct internet connection: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Teacher Ratio: 1:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Student Ratio: 1:3 </li></ul>
  • 12. Where are we going? <ul><li>Budget year 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$17,000.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% Local Funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material & Supplies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$177,737.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>59% Local funds, 41% State Allotment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 13. Campus Goals and Needs <ul><li>Offer more relevant professional development </li></ul><ul><li>2:1 student to computer ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Hire additional support personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and update needs at a rate driven by innovative technologies </li></ul>
  • 14. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME <ul><li>http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html </li></ul>

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