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E-Rate and McCullough Jr High Technolgy Plan


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E-Rate and McCullough Jr High Technolgy Plan

  2. 2. AGENDA E-Rate Overview E-Rate Eligibility E-Rate Funding Categories E-Rate Application Process E-Rate Discount Matrix Texas Funding Commitment Overview McCullough Technology Plan McCullough STaR Chart Summary Conclusion
  3. 3. E-RATE OVERVIEW Schools and Libraries Program is administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Provides discounts of 20% to 90% to schools and libraries for telecommunications and internet access
  4. 4. E-RATE ELIGIBILITYEligible schools as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: A secondary school is a non-profit institutional day or residential school, including a public secondary school, that provides secondary education as determined under state law, except that such term does not include any education beyond grade 12.
  5. 5. E-RATE FUNDING CATEGORIES Telecommunications services Internet access Internal connections Basic maintenance of internet connections Applicants must provide computers, telephones, software and professional development
  6. 6. E-RATE FUNDING BASIS Poverty level of student population Urban/rural status of the student population
  7. 7. E-RATE APPLICATION PROCESS (1)The application is an 11 step process: Step 1 Determine Eligibility Step 2 Develop a Technology Plan Step 3 Open a Competitive Bidding Process Step 4 Select a Service Provider
  8. 8. E-RATE APPLICATION PROCESS (2) Step 5 Calculate the Discount Level Step 6 Determine Your Eligible Services Step 7 Submit Your Application for Program Support Step 8 Undergo Application Review
  9. 9. E-RATE APPLICATION PROCESS (3) Step 9 Receive Your Funding Decision Step 10 Begin Receipt of Services Step 11 Invoice USAC Application Process Flow Chart
  10. 10. E-RATE DISCOUNT MATRIXThe discount matrix is used to determine the school’s correct discount level. INCOME URBAN LOCATION RURAL LOCATION Measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program If the 5 of students in … and you are in an …and you are in a your school that URBAN area, your RURAL area, your qualifies for the National discount will be… discount will be… School Lunch Program is 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% 75% to 100% 90% 90%
  13. 13. MCCULLOUGH JUNIOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY PLAN -STUDENTS Ensure the Technology Applications TEKS are meet Increase student opportunities for utilizing technology Instruct students on communications & social media Parent Access Center (PAC) and Student Access Center (SAC) Administer technology literacy student assessment
  14. 14. MCCULLOUGH JUNIOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY PLAN –TEACHERS Provide continuous staff development on use and integration of new technology (include INOVA Plus, Eduphoria, eschools Plus) Encourage use of WOW carts ( 6 available ) Provide up to date school and teacher websites
  15. 15. MCCULLOUGH STAR CHART SUMMARY2018161412 2007-200810 2008-20098 2009-20106420Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation Administration and Instructional Support Leadership, and Development Infrastucture for Technology
  16. 16. CONCLUSION (1)Highlights of presentation: Main components of E-Rate program – provides discounts and funding on telecommunications services and internet access E-Rate funding for Texas 1998-2011 – Texas has received an average of 9.7 % of the national funds available each year
  17. 17. CONCLUSION (2) McCullough Technology Plan – increase student and teacher use and understanding of technology, meet Technology Application TEKS, encourage use of PAC and SAC McCullough STaR Chart Summary for the 3 year period of 2007 - 2010
  18. 18. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Summary of key changes to the E-rate plan for 2011 Application tips
  19. 19. BIBLIOGRAPHY Campus Improvement Plan 2011-2012 McCullough Junior High School. Retrieved from Elementary and Secondary Education. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Title IX. Sec 9101. Retrieved from Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program. Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010). Retrieved from STaR Chart. Campus Data Search. Retrieved from Texas Funding Commitment Overview. E-rate Central. (2011) Retrieved from http://www.e-