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E-Rate and NEISD

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  • Lacey Trevino NEISD Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., Middle School November 2010 E-Rate Assists NEISD The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund
  • Agenda
    • E- Rate information
    • NEISD Technology Plan
    • NEISD Technology Budget
    • Summary
    • Overview information
  • E-Rate Information How do we afford our multi- million dollar telecommunications and internet access? The E-rate discount is based on the amount of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program. Up to $2.25 billion is annually provided for schools that are eligible for the discount.
  • E-Rate Information
    • Four service categories are funded so schools can have access to modern telecommunications and information services:
    • Telecommunications services
    • Internet Access
    • Internal connections other than basic maintenance
    • Basic maintenance of internal connections
  • E- Rate Information
    • In order to apply, school districts must complete these steps.
    • Prepare a technology plan
    • Open the competitive process, form 470
    • Seek discounts on service, form 471
    • Confirm receipt of services, form 486
    • Invoice for service, forms 472 and 474
  • NEISD Technology Plan
    • Developed to provide teachers and students with the skills needed to work in the 21 st century.
    • Goals:
    • 1. Improve academic achievement
    • 2. Increase knowledgeable educators
    • 3. Increase level of instruction
    • 4. Increase student and teacher support
  • NEISD Budget for Goals 2008 - 2011
  • NEISD Technology Plan
    • Technology Finances
    • 39.6% of NEISD students are economically disadvantaged.
    • NEISD spends $1,092.79 on technology per student.
    • The total cost for expenditures is $67,689,440.00
    • The NEISD Technology Plan can be found at http://www.neisd.net/techplan/NEISD%20ePlan%202008-2011.pdf
  • Summary
    • E-Rate provides NEISD with a 60% discount on telecommunications and internet access.
    • We are eligible for this rate because 39.6% of our students are economically disadvanted (free lunch).
  • Want more information?
    • Use these links as resources:
    • U.S. Department of Education
    • http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
    • Universal Service Administrative Company
    • http://www.usac.org/sl/
  • References
    • References
    • Middleton, R. (2008, April 15). North east ISD technology plan for e-rate year 11. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from http://www.neisd.net/techplan/NEISD%20ePlan%202008-2011.pdf
    • Universal Service Administrative Company.(1997-2010). Universal Service Administrative Company. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx
    • U.S. Department of Education. (2008). Office of Innovation and Improvement. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html