Schools & LibrariesProgram of the Universal     Service Fund       “E-Rate”       Mr. Casey Eubanks Current as of (CAO) 4 ...
Overview► Background► Benefits Available for Schools & Libraries► How does it work?► Who pays the bills?► Sallisaw Public ...
Background► Mandated by Congress in 1996   Through the Federal Communications    Commission (FCC)   Uses the federal Uni...
Benefits Available for Schools &              Libraries► Schools may receive discounts on internet access and internal con...
E-Rate Discount Table            Income       Measured by % of         Urban Location Discount   Rural Location Discount  ...
How does it work?► Technology Plan must be developed► School receives bid, vendors provide services► USAC approves applica...
Who pays the bills?► Telecommunications Providers must contribute to the federal USF   Based on % Interstate/Internationa...
Sallisaw Public School’s Technology                Plan► Goal 1   Provide professional Development for the    effective u...
Sallisaw Public School’s Technology                Plan► Goal 4   Install/maintain technology to support learning    goal...
Sallisaw Public School’s Technology                Plan► Goal 7   Analyze/implement strategies to deliver rigorous    cou...
Sallisaw Public School’s Technology                Plan► Goal 10   Develop effective leadership support for    appropriat...
Important Links► www.sallisawps.org► http://www.universalservice.org/sl/► http://www.fcc.gov/guides/universal-service-pro
Overview► Background► Benefits Available for Schools & Libraries► How does it work?► Who pays the bills?► Sallisaw Public ...
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  1. 1. Schools & LibrariesProgram of the Universal Service Fund “E-Rate” Mr. Casey Eubanks Current as of (CAO) 4 Sep 2011
  2. 2. Overview► Background► Benefits Available for Schools & Libraries► How does it work?► Who pays the bills?► Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Important Links
  3. 3. Background► Mandated by Congress in 1996  Through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  Uses the federal Universal Service Fund (USF)► Makes telecommunications & information services more affordable  Such as internet access, and internal connections
  4. 4. Benefits Available for Schools & Libraries► Schools may receive discounts on internet access and internal connection  Network wiring► Discounts range from 20 – 90 percent  Based on household income levels of students  Location of schools in is a rural or urban area
  5. 5. E-Rate Discount Table Income Measured by % of Urban Location Discount Rural Location Discount students eligible for the National School Lunch Program Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% Sallisaw Public School falls under this rate 75% to 100% 90% 90%Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting, LLC (2011), E-Rate Primer, www.kelloggllc.com
  6. 6. How does it work?► Technology Plan must be developed► School receives bid, vendors provide services► USAC approves application, vendor provides service, reimbursed from the Universal service Fund (USF)
  7. 7. Who pays the bills?► Telecommunications Providers must contribute to the federal USF  Based on % Interstate/International revenues► Consumers may see “Universal Service” on bill  Providers may use consumers to recover USF contributions
  8. 8. Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Goal 1  Provide professional Development for the effective use of technology► Goal 2  Promote strategies the integrate technology effectively► Goal 3  Provide equal access to technology
  9. 9. Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Goal 4  Install/maintain technology to support learning goals► Goal 5  Purchase and provide access to software and technologies► Goal 6  Increase the number of students who use technology in the classroom
  10. 10. Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Goal 7  Analyze/implement strategies to deliver rigorous courses► Goal 8  Ensure use of technology to promote parental involvement► Goal 9  Develop programs with adult literacy providers to maximize use of technology
  11. 11. Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Goal 10  Develop effective leadership support for appropriate use of technology
  12. 12. Important Links► www.sallisawps.org► http://www.universalservice.org/sl/► http://www.fcc.gov/guides/universal-service-pro
  13. 13. Overview► Background► Benefits Available for Schools & Libraries► How does it work?► Who pays the bills?► Sallisaw Public School’s Technology Plan► Important Links

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