West Ward ElementarySchools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund "E-Rate"
Introduction• What is E-Rate?• Amount of Discounts• Eligible Service• E-Rate Application Process• Eligibility• Killeen ISD Technology Plan
What is E-Rate?• Known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Fund• Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)• Under direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)• Provides discounts to assist schools and libraries to obtain telecommunications and Internet access• $2.25 Billion annually to eligible schools
Amount of Discounts• 20% to 90% for eligible telecommunications services• Dependent on economic need (urban or rural)• Based on percentage of students eligible for National School Lunch Program
Amount of DiscountsINCOME Measured by % of students eligible for URBAN LOCATION Rural Location the National School E-Rate Discount E-Rate Discount Lunch Program If the percentage of ...and the school is students in the school ...and the school is in a RURAL area, qualifying for the in an URBAN area, the E-rate discount National School Lunch the E-rate discount will be... Program is... will be... Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% 75% to 100% 90% 90% Office of Innovation and Improvement
E-Rate Application Process • Determine Eligibility • Develop Technology Plan • Open Competitive Bidding Process • Select Service Provider • Calculate Discount Level
E-Rate Application Process cont. • Determine Eligible Services • Submit Application for Program Support • Undergo Application Review • Receive Funding Decision • Begin Recipt of Services • Invoice USAC Universal Service Adminstrative Company
Killeen ISD Technology PlanMission Statement: Teach so that students learn to their maximum potential.Vision Statement: Through the implementation of a full, innovative, rigorous, comprehensive education program, KISD will provide superior learning opportunities so that upon graduation, students are prepared for success in the workforce and/or in higher education.Technology Plan: Set guidelines and focus on the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process.
Killeen ISD Technology PlanGoal 1: Curriculum/Technology IntegrationOBJ 1.1: Campus Instructional Specialists and Instructional Technologists work collaboratively with teachers to design engaging work for student that utilize technology resources. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 1.2: Maximize the integration of technology TEKS into the curriculum. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 1.3: Maximize learning through student use of appropriate technologies. Budget Amount $7,520,049.00OBJ 1.4:Understand the principles underlying social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology and apply those principles in projects and work products. Budget Amount $0.00
Killeen ISD Technology PlanGoal 2: Provide a variety of engaging and capacity-building learning opportunities in order to ensure the integration of technology across the curriculum.OBJ 2.1: All personnel learn and apply KISD’s Vision for Technology, the KISD Technology Plan, and the Technology Application TEKS. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 2.2: All personnel attain introductory skills and fulfill the expectation that they demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies. Budget Amount $193,716.00OBJ 2.3 Conduct professional learning opportunities that meet diverse learning styles and support the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum. Budget Amount $0.00
Killeen ISD Technology PlanGoal 3: Provide all members of the learning commnunity with resoursece to integrate technology across all grade levels and content areas suppporting the design of engaging work for students.OBJ 3.1: KISD provides technolgoy components necessay to facilitate integration into the learning process. Budget Amount $11,790,282OBJ 3.2: KISD provides staff necessary to support technology integration in the learning process. Budget Amount $9,372,045OBJ 3.3: KISD provides accessibiility to technology resources for all members of the learning organization. Budget Amount $8,510,211.39
Killeen ISD Technology PlanGOAL 4: Create positive and high expectations among all members of our learning organization by holding each member accountable for applying technology effectively, responsibly and creatively.OBJ 4.1: KISD clearly defines the effective use of technology, incorporating standards, benchmarks, and ethical practices based on documents such as SBEC, ISTE National Standards, Texas STaR chart, and Technology Applications TEKS. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 4.2: Students shall demonstrate mastery of the Technology Application TEKS. Teachers document student mastery through the use of teacher-made assessment tools, performance tasks, and district assessment documents in the KISD curriculum. Technology knowledge and skills are embedded into curriculum areas for true integration and application of those technology skills. Budget Amount $0.00
Killeen ISD Technology PlanOBJ 4.3: All KISD professional staff promote the use of technology. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 4.4: KISD teachers transform the instructional process by integrating technology into the design of relevant, engaging work for students. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 4.5: KISD instructional support staff promote the use of technology by integrating it into daily work. Budget Amount $0.00OBJ 4.6: All KISD sites celebrate “best practices” regarding the effective use of technology. Budget Amount $0.00
References:Universal Service Administrative CenterED.gov U.S. Department of EducationKilleen ISD Technology Plan 2011-2014