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    • 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
    • Agenda
      • Introduction information
      • Eligible and Ineligible services
      • Internal Connections
      • Amount of discounts
      • Application process
      • Our campus technology plan
      • Where do we stand?
      • Where are we going?
    • What is E-rate?
      • ‘E-rate’ is a program that provides discounts to assist most school and libraries nationwide to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
      • There is up to $2.25 billion annually available to provide eligible schools and libraries with discounts under the E-rate program for services.
    • Eligible and Ineligible Services
      • Eligible Services
      • Phone Service
      • Leased Data Circuits
      • T-1, 56K, ISDN Lines
      • Dial-up Internet Access
      • Direct Internet Connections
      • Email
      • Ineligible Services
      • Voicemail
      • Online Content
      • Professional Development Training
      • Software
    • Internal Connections
      • Eligible Internal Connections
      • Telecommunications wiring
      • Routers, Switches, Hubs
      • Network Servers
      • Certain operating software
      • Wireless LANs
      • Instillation & basic maintenance
      • Private Branch Exchange
      • Ineligible Internal Connections
      • Personal computers
      • Fax machines
      • Modems in personal computers
      • Electrical wiring
      • Asbestos removal
      • Cameras
    • 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
    • Application Process
      • 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.
    • Application Process
      • Determine eligibility
      • Develop a technology plan
      • Open competitive bidding process
      • Select a service provider
      • Calculate the discount level
      • Determine your eligible services
      • Submit you application
      • Undergo application review
      • Receive you funding decision
      • Begin receipt of services
      • Invoice USAC
      • More information at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
    • Our Campus Technology Plan
      • GOAL 1: Through an integrated curriculum, provide students with opportunities to use current technology to promote lifelong learning.
      • GOAL 2: Provide faculty and staff with current technology and training to maximize professional performance.
      • GOAL 3: Provide administrators with current technology and training to streamline tasks for district efficiency.
      • GOAL 4: Develop a technology learning partnership between the district and community
    • Where do we stand?
      • Budget year 2011
        • Staff Development:
          • $16,717.00
          • 82% Title IA-ARRA, 12% Local, 6% Title IID-ARRA
        • Material & Supplies:
          • $175,458.00
          • 70% State Allotment, 30% Local
    • Where do we stand?
      • Technology Expenditure per pupil: $386
      • Percent of campuses with direct internet connection: 100%
      • Percent of classrooms with direct internet connection: 100%
      • Computer/Teacher Ratio: 1:1
      • Computer/Student Ratio: 1:3
    • Where are we going?
      • Budget year 2012
        • Staff Development:
          • $17,000.00
          • 100% Local Funds
        • Material & Supplies:
          • $177,737.00
          • 59% Local funds, 41% State Allotment
    • Campus Goals and Needs
      • Offer more relevant professional development
      • 2:1 student to computer ratio
      • Hire additional support personnel
      • Maintain and update needs at a rate driven by innovative technologies
    • THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
      • http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx
      • http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html