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E rate

  1. 1. The School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) Presented by: Allicia Thompson EDLD 5308/Sec. ET8038
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Holomua Tech Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Goals/Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Current Status </li></ul><ul><li>3-Year Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental Funding </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>Administered by Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides discounts for affordable telecommunications and internet access </li></ul><ul><li>All non-profit private and public schools are eligible </li></ul>
  4. 4. Categories for Funding Requests <ul><li>Telecommunication services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal connections </li></ul><ul><li>Basic maintenance of internal connections </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eligible Services Ineligible Services <ul><li>Basic local & long-distance phone service </li></ul><ul><li>Leased data circuits </li></ul><ul><li>T-1, 56K, ISDN lines </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up internet service </li></ul><ul><li>Direct internet connections </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Online content </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development training </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul>
  6. 6. Application Process <ul><li>Determine eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Open and competitive bidding process </li></ul><ul><li>Select a provider </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate discount </li></ul><ul><li>Determine eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Keep proper documentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. For more information… <ul><li>http://usac.org/sl </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublicerat.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. Holomua Elementary’s Technology Plan
  9. 9. Holomua’s Tech Plan
  10. 10. Current Assessment: Classrooms/Grade Levels <ul><li>Offices/Rooms: voice, video, data connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms: 6 student workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher: state-issued laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Labs: D-building, Library, Mobile Labs (grades 4-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Phone System: Servpak/Simplex Voice System </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 Year Plan Phase out Curriculum Mapper Phase 3 ARUBA wireless network PA System & Bell projects begin Implement DSI Implement DSI Implement DSI Purchase new hardware Purchase new hardware Purchase new hardware Implement HSA online training Implement HSA online training Implement HSA online training Staff development Staff development Staff development Upgrade curriculum software Upgrade curriculum software Install phase 2 of wireless network 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011
  12. 12. Supplementary Funding <ul><li>Ohana </li></ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Run </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is your role in improving technology through education?

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