The E-Rate Program, otherwise known as the Schools and Libraries Program, provides discounts to most schools and libraries in the United States on their telecommunications, Internet access, and related services. The program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Schools and libraries can apply each year for discounts on the cost of telecommuni- cations and other services. If you are funded, you can either receive discounted bills from your service providers or pay for the services in full and request reimbursement. The program is capped at $2.25 billion per program year, indexed to inflation each year.
THE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIESPROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSALSERVICE FUNDE-RATEMcAllen ISD Technology District Plan
Introduction WHAT IS E-RATE ? HOW DOES E-RATE WORK? WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR E-RATE? WHAT SERVICES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING? MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLAN SUMMARY
WHAT IS E-RATE ? Provides discounts to most schools and libraries in the United States on Telecommunications Internetaccess Related Service. Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
HOW DOES E-RATE WORK? Schools and libraries apply for discounts on costs for telecommunications and other services. If funded they can: receive discounted bills from service provider or pay in full and request reimbursement. Program is capped at $2.25 billion per program year.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR E-RATE? SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS All public schools K-12 All non-profit K-12 private and parochial schools with endowments not exceeding $50 million School must meet definition of elementary or secondary school under state law.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR E-RATE? Continued LIBRARIES Public libraries Many private, not-for-profit libraries accessible to public Library must: Have budget completely separate from any school Be eligible for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) assistance in its state.
WHAT SERVICES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING? Telecommunications services Basic Internet access Internal connections, including network equipment and wiring for classrooms and library Basic maintenance of internal connections E-Rate do not cover desktop computers, learning software, or teacher/librarian training.
MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLAN The District needs a Technology Plan in order to qualify for E-Rate: The plan consists of four goals: The first goal is to meet the instructional needs of teachers and the learning needs of the students.
MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLANcontinued The second goal is to provide training of staff in using technology to teach and learn through professional development. The third goal is to merge technology into our school districts community. The fourth goal is to establish, maintain and update our infrastructure for technology in all district schools.
MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLANcontinued Data submitted on E-Rate Applications for MCALLEN ISD: Total Student Enrollment 25490 District Size 25,000 - 49,999 Percent Econ. Disadvantaged 64.90 % Number of Campuses 33
MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLANcontinued CURRENT SITUATION: # of Campuses with Direct 33 Internet % of Campuses with Direct 100% Connection to Internet Computer/Student Ratio 1 to 3 Computer/Teacher Ratio 1 to 1 # of Classrooms with Direct 1430 Internet % of Classrooms with Direct 100% Internet
MCALLEN ISD TECHNOLOGY PLANcontinuedProjected data for years covered by this plan:Technology Expenditures $6,587,224.00Technology Expenditure Per Pupil for $258.42Years Included in the Plan
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Summary E-Rate is successfully implemented in McAllen ISD Technology Plan is utilized in accordance to E-Rate requirements
Sources: TEA. (2012). View/Create/Edit/Update a Technology Plan for MCALLEN ISD. Retrieved March 10, 2012, from https://www.sedl.org/cgi- bin/mysql/eplan/eplan.cgi E-Rate (2012). Retrieved March10, 2012, from http://www.usac.org/sl/ E-Rate Brochure. Retrieved March 10, 2012, from http://www.universalservice.org/_res/documents/a bout/pdf/brochures/sl-overview-brochure.pdf