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  • 1. An Introduction to E-rate and the Roosevelt Technology Plan
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduction to to USAC & E-Rate
    • 3. Overview
    • 4. Eligibility
    • 5. Benefits
    • 6. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
    • 7. NEISD Mission Statement
    • 8. What we have
    • 9. 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:
  • 10. 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
  • Eligibility
    • Discounts are provided to most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.
    • 11. Program requirements:
    Technology Plan
    Form 470 (Competitive bid plan)
    Low income student population
    Bid within window (July 1- June 30)
    • File forms online at:
  • 12. Benefits
    Telecommunications Services
    Internet Access
    Internal Connections
    Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services based on low income status
  • 13. What isn’t covered
    The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment, software and professional development.
  • 14. NEISD Mission Statement
  • 15. Is Roosevelt Eligible?
    • Our school would qualify based on
    • 16. Low income student population
    • 17. We do not qualify based on:
    • 18. 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
    • 19. The district plan can be found at:
    • 20. 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
  • 21. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
    (2) a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve library services
  • 22. Roosevelt’s Technology Plan
    (3) An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve school services
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Roosevelt STaR Chart
    We Need To Do Better!
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. Resources