An Introduction to E-rate and the Roosevelt Technology Plan
Introduction to to USAC & E-Rate
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
NEISD Mission Statement
What we have
What we need to do
USAC The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated as the administrator of the federal Universal Service Fund by the FCC. All information presented regarding USAC can be found at: www.universalservice.org
USAC The Universal Service Fund is one fund with four programs: High Cost- ensures all consumers in all regions have comparable telecommunications rates Low Income-Telephone discounts to over 7,000,000 low-income consumers Rural health Care- provides reduced rates to rural health care providers for telecommunications and Internet services
Schools & Libraries- E-rate support, provides affordable telecommunications and Internet access services to connect schools and libraries to the Internet
Discounts are provided to most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.
Technology Plan Form 470 (Competitive bid plan) Low income student population Bid within window (July 1- June 30)
File forms online at:
Benefits Telecommunications Services Internet Access Internal Connections Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services based on low income status
What isn’t covered The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment, software and professional development.
NEISD Mission Statement
Is Roosevelt Eligible?
Our school would qualify based on
Low income student population
We do not qualify based on:
We do not have a comprehensive technology plan
What does Roosevelt Need to do?
In order for our campus we need to take the NEISD technology plan and create our own plan
The district plan can be found at: http://intranet.neisd.net/edtech/tech_apps.html
There are 5 criteria required by E-rate to qualify
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan 1) Goals and strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve library services
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan (2) a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve library services
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan (3) An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve school services
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan (4) A sufficient budget to acquire and maintain the hardware, software, professional development, and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy; and
Roosevelt’s Technology Plan (5) An evaluation process that enables the library to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise
Roosevelt STaR Chart We Need To Do Better!
Summary Our STaR chart shows growth on our campus. Our primary target area is teaching and learning which happens to be the area that most directly affects students. Our district has provided a sound infrastructure. Through the continued support of the administration in the form of staff development and planning time, our teaching and learning category will reach the target area of the Texas Long Range Plan and the students will reap the benefits.