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  1. 1. E-Rate & Franklin ISD <br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is E-Rate?<br />How does E-Rate work?<br />What funding is available?<br />How big of a discount can we receive?<br />What is eligible for a discount?<br />Are we eligible? How do we apply?<br />What is our plan?<br />
  3. 3. What is E-Rate?<br />The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Program headed under the FCC<br />Provides discounts to most schools in the US for telecommunications and Internet service<br />
  4. 4. How Does E-Rate Work?<br />Schools and libraries develop & submit a technology plan for their campus or district<br />A competitive bidding process is started, and a service provider is selected<br />
  5. 5. What Funding is Available?<br />Funding is requested through 4 main categories of service:<br />Telecommunications<br />Internet Access<br />Internal Connections<br />Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections<br />
  6. 6. How Big of a Discount Can We Receive?<br />The level of discount is determined by the level of poverty and urban/rural status<br />Discounts range from 20% - 90% of the costs of eligible services<br />
  7. 7. What is Eligible for a Discount?<br />
  8. 8. Are We Eligible? How Do We Apply?<br />Roland Reynolds is eligible for a discount of 70% <br />Discount is determined by % of students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program<br />Applications to receive this discount must include a district or campus technology plan<br />
  9. 9. What is Our Technology Plan?<br />Goal 1 – Teaching & Learning<br />Integrate technology in classroom<br />Give students basic technology skills<br />
  10. 10. What is Our Technology Plan?<br />Goal 2- Educator Preparation and Development<br />Promote student-centered learning<br />Implement Technology Application TEKS <br />
  11. 11. What is Our Technology Plan?<br />Goal 3- Leadership, Administration and Support Services<br />Utilize technology to access & maintain student records<br />Streamline reporting & decision making processes through technology tools<br />
  12. 12. What is Our Technology Plan?<br />Goal 4- Infrastructure<br />Internet connectivity will be optimized to meet all needs of district<br />Achieve ideal student/computer ratio (1:2)<br />
  13. 13. What is Our Technology Plan?<br />Goal 5- Ensure a safe learning environment<br />District will deliver & support a secure network<br />Communicate social, legal and ethical issues related to technology<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />E-Rate provides discounts for telecommunication services<br />Franklin ISD could receive up to 70% discount!<br />Franklin ISD needs to take advantage of this program<br />For more information:<br />