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  1. 1. THE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIESPROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSALSERVICE FUNDE-RATEMcAllen ISD Technology District Plan
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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).
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. More Information click on links: E-RateMcAllen ISD Technology Plan
  14. 14. Summary E-Rate is successfully implemented in McAllen ISD Technology Plan is utilized in accordance to E-Rate requirements
  15. 15. 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

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