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E-Rate Presentation

  1. 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, known as By: Antoinette Carpenter E-Rate
  2. 2. Discounts
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>State Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Port Arthur ISD Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessments/ Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Summary/Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Application Process Determine Eligibility Develop a Technology Plan Open a Competitive Bidding Process Select service provider/sign contracts Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
  6. 6. Application Process Calculate the Discount Level Determine Eligible Services Submit Your Application For Program Support Undergo Application Review Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
  7. 7. Application Process Receive Your Funding Decision Begin Receipt of Services Invoice USAC Step 10 Step 11 Step 9
  8. 8. State of Texas Target Plan <ul><li>Full-time district level Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Campus-based instructional technology support staff </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support on-site response less than four hours </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate bandwidth to each classroom over LAN </li></ul><ul><li>4 or less students per internet connected computer </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement cycle of equipment 3 years or less </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity to internet available in all rooms </li></ul><ul><li>One educator per computer </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>One projector, four computers per classroom (internet accessible) </li></ul><ul><li>One full-time technology specialist per campus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at monthly technology meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Technology professional training </li></ul>PAISD Target Plan
  10. 10. PAISD Target Plan (continued) <ul><li>District servers </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of web pages for district/campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Development of VPNs & expand UPS for servers </li></ul><ul><li>Establish video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Security Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>IP telephone system district wide </li></ul>
  11. 11. PAISD Needs Assessments <ul><li>Remote management software </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul>
  12. 12. PAISD Recommendations <ul><li>Wire New High School </li></ul><ul><li>Wire Additional Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Security Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>New PC Hardware (Upgrades) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Server Operating System </li></ul>
  13. 13. Check Out Our Website Port Arthur ISD Web Page

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