KISD E-Rate Overview

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KISD E-Rate Overview

  1. 1. Understanding E-Rate<br />KISD Technology Department<br />
  2. 2. What is E-Rate?<br />How is E-Rate related to KISD’s Technology Plan?<br />Objectives<br />
  3. 3. The E-Rate Program known as the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism provides <br />discounts to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet Access.<br />What is E-Rate?<br />
  4. 4. Telecommunications services<br />Internet access<br />Basis maintenance of internal connections<br />Internal connections other than basic maintenance<br />Four categories are funded<br />
  5. 5. KISD<br />part of a consortium<br />certified approved Technology Plan<br />follows the “No Child Left Behind Act.”<br />Who is Eligible for E-Rate?<br />
  6. 6. Check out this website:<br />Universal Service Administrative Company<br />http://www.universalservice.org<br />Detailed information on E-Rate<br />
  7. 7. Districts must complete the Texas Teacher STaR Chart Assessment <br />Visit http://starchart.esc12.net/ for more information.<br />Technology plan is based on data gathered from the StaR Chart<br />STaR Chart Technology Plan E-Rate <br />
  8. 8. The Texas Teacher STaR Charts is an assessment tool developed around the four key areas of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology: <br />Teaching and Learning <br />Educator Preparation and Development <br />Leadership Administration and Instructional Support <br />Infrastructure for Technology <br />Purpose of the STaR Chart<br />
  9. 9. Junior High STaR Chart Assessment Results<br />
  10. 10. KISD STaR Chart Summary <br />
  11. 11. 6 campuses <br />3,700 students<br />62 % economically disadvantaged<br />493 faculty members<br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  12. 12. Vision Statement <br /> It is our vision that the community served by the Kaufman Independent School District will benefit from technology in the school system. <br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  13. 13. Mission Statement for Kaufman ISD<br />It is the mission of the Kaufman ISD Technology <br />Department to provide students and educators with leadership, infrastructure, technical support and staff development to gain the knowledge and attitudes necessary to function successfully in our changing society. <br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  14. 14. GOAL 1<br />Teaching and Learning - Instructional systems technology will be implemented to increase and enhance student learning, instructional management and community usage.<br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  15. 15. GOAL 2<br />Educator Preparation and Development - The instructional staff will have access to staff development and to a variety of resources to address the individual needs of students. <br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  16. 16. GOAL 3<br />Administration and Support Services - Kaufman ISD support systems will continue to provide skilled personnel, training, and resources required to support ever changing technologies. <br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  17. 17. GOAL 4<br />Infrastructure for Technology - Kaufman ISD will provide and maintain an infrastructure for communication with parents and community members. <br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  18. 18. Budget = 854,173.80.<br /> $230.86 for every student. <br /> One computer per seven students. <br />100% of the classrooms have direct. connection to the Internet and network.<br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />
  19. 19. KISD is meeting the goals set by the Long-Range Technology Plan and thus receives discounts for the district through E-Rate.<br />Summary of the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />

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