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E-Rate / District Technology Plan

  1. 1. The E-Rate Program&District Technology Plan<br />Andres Chavez<br />EDLD: 5306<br />September 9th, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to E-Rate<br />What is the E-Rate Program?<br />Discount Amounts<br />What are you eligible for?<br />How to apply for E-Rate discounts. <br />Contact Information<br />
  3. 3. What is E-Rate?<br />E-Rate is a program that offers discounts on telecommunication services to public. schools, private schools, and libraries. <br />The program was adopted in 1996.<br />Approximately $2.25 billion is available annually for schools and libraries. <br />
  4. 4. Amount of Discount<br />
  5. 5. Eligible Services Include…<br />Basic phone services (local and long distance)<br />T-1, 56k and ISDN lines<br />Dial Up Internet<br />E-mail<br />Direct Internet connections<br />
  6. 6. Services do not Include…<br />Voicemail<br />Online content<br />Professional development training<br />Software<br />
  7. 7. Applying for discounts (steps 1-5)<br />Develop a technology plan.<br />Submit FCC form <br />Provide for a 28-day competitive bidding period<br />Select a service provider / sign contracts<br />Submit FCC form 471<br />
  8. 8. Applying for discounts (steps 6-11)<br />6) Receive and review Form 471 Receipt Letter<br />7) Receive your Funding Commitment Letter<br />8) Assure tech plan approval<br />9) Retain records<br />10) Pay your share<br />11) Prepare for the next funding year<br />
  9. 9. Further Information<br />For further information about the E-Rate program, please visit the E-Rate Website. <br />You can also reach the Client Service Bureau at 1-800-203-8100.<br />
  10. 10. District Technology Plan Overview<br />Sheldon ISD<br />
  11. 11. District Profile<br />ESC Region: 4<br />City, State, Zip: Houston, Tx 77044<br />Number of Campuses: 9<br />Totally Student Enrollment: 6872<br />Economically Disadvantaged: 80.8%<br />
  12. 12. STaR Chart Conclusions<br />Teaching and Learning: Advanced<br />Educator Preparation and Development: Developing<br />Leadership, Admin and Instructional Support: Advanced<br />Infrastructure: Advanced<br />
  13. 13. Goals and Strategies<br />Goal 1<br /> All students and staff will have available the necessary technological resources for information access, process, and increased student achievement across the district.<br />
  14. 14. Goals and Strategies<br />Goal 2<br /> All staff will meet new teacher SBEC standards through quality professional development.<br />
  15. 15. Goals and Strategies<br />Goal 3<br /> All staff will meet new teacher SBEC standards through quality professional development.<br />
  16. 16. Goals and Strategies<br />Goal 4<br />Administrative and Instructional Services will endure transparent use of technology support in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.<br />
  17. 17. 2011 – 2012 Budget<br />
  18. 18. Summary<br />For more information about E-Rate, please visit their website.<br />For more information about the Sheldon ISD Technology Plan, please visit the Instructional Technology page. <br />

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