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    • Pugh ElementaryScience/Technology Magnet
      Believe!
      Dream!
      Achieve!
    • Agenda
      • Overview of E-Rate Program
      • Steps in Applying for E-Rate
      • District Technology Plan Goals
      • Campus STaR Chart
      • Conclusion
      • Helpful Links
    • OverviewE-Rate – What is it?
      • Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
      • School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund.
      • Makes discount available to eligible schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.
      Source: http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx
    • Step 1: Eligibility
      Schools:
      • Provide elementary or secondary education.
      • Be a public, private, residential, or charter schools.
      • Operate as non-profit
      • Endowment not to exceed $50 million.
      Libraries:
      • Be eligible for assistance from a state library administrative agency.
      • Budget must be completely separate from any schools.
      • Cannot operate as for-profit businesses.
    • Step 2: Develop a Technology Plan
      Technology plan must have the following five elements:
      Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunication and information technology.
      A professional development strategy.
      Assessment of telecommunication Services, hardware, software, and other services.
      Budget resources.
      Ongoing evaluation process.
    • Step 3: Open a competitive Bidding Process (Form 470)
      • File Form 470 each funding year.
      • Ensure open and fair competitive bidding process.
      Step 4: Select the Most Cost-Effective Service Provider
      • Most cost-effective provider of the desired product.
      • Price as the primary factor.
    • Step 5: Calculate the Discount Level
      • Form 471 to calculate the discount.
      • Percentage of eligible students for free and reduced lunches.
      Step 6: Determine the Eligible Service
      • Telecommunications Services.
      • Internet Access.
      • Internal Connections.
      • Basic Maintenance of internal connections.
    • Step 7: Submit Application for Support
      • File Form 471
      • Filed online or on paper.
      Step 8: Undergo Application Review
      • Each application is reviewed for eligible product and service.
    • Step 9: Receive Funding Decision
      • USAC issues funding commitment decision letters
      • Sent to applicant and service provider(s).
      Step 10: Receive Funding Decision
      • Applicants must verify the start date of services.
      • Submit a Receipt of Service Confirmation Form (Form 886).
    • Step 11: Invoice USAC
      • Submit invoices for Universal Service Fund after completion of service.
      • Payment is made to service providers; not directly to applicants.
      • Form 474
      • Form 472
    • District Technology Plan
      Goals:
      • Increase student achievement
      • Increase management efficiency.
      • Improve public support and confidence in schools.
      • Create a positive district culture.
      • Provide facilities-to-standard program.
    • Texas Campus STaR ChartDistrict: HISD Campus: Pugh El
    • Texas Campus STaR ChartDistrict: HISD Campus: Pugh El
    • Conclusion
      • On-going learning for educators.
      • Several available technology tools.
      • Leading students into 21st century digital learning
    • Helpful Links:
      For more information:
      http://www.usac.org/sl/
      http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
      http://starchart.esc12.net/