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E rate and district technology plan

  1. 1. E-Rate and TerrebonneParish Technology Plan Dawn Miller ET8050 Spring 2012
  2. 2. Agenda The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) Terrebonne Parish School District Technology Plan
  3. 3. What is E-Rate Adopted in May 1997 Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access
  4. 4. Eligible Services Telecommunication Service Telecommunication Internet Access Internal Connections Basic Maintenance Miscellaneous (installation, configuration, voice mail, fees)
  5. 5. Steps to Apply1. Determine Eligibility2. Develop a Technology Plan3. Open a Competitive Bidding Process4. Select a Service Provider5. Calculate the Discount Level6. Determine Your Eligible Services
  6. 6. Steps to Apply1. Submit Application for Program Support2. Undergo Application Review3. Receive Funding Decision4. Begin Receipt of Services5. Invoice USAC
  7. 7. Terrebonne Parish SchoolDistrict Technology PlanFocus: to improve student achievement of through the effective use of technology as an enhancement of the teacher/learning process to improve record keeping/reporting procedures
  8. 8. Actions Steps1. Strengthen Leadership2. Improve Teacher Training3. Support E-Learning and Virtual Schools4. Encourage Improved Access and Technology Usage
  9. 9. E-Rate Funding in TerrebonneParish Provided internet access to all classrooms Updated electrical access Network cabling Metro Ethernet (bandwidth) Upgraded switches Upgraded telephone system
  10. 10. E-Rate Funding in TerrebonneParish Terrebonne Parish E-Rate Funding $1,000,000 $900,000 $800,000 $700,000 $600,000 Amount $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 2011 2010 2009 Year
  11. 11. Conclusion E-Rate funding is very important to school systems Process to apply is very lengthy Terrebonne Parish’s Technology Plan is working toward implementing and improving the use of technology E-Rate funding has helped Terrebonne Parish
  12. 12. References E-Rate (2012). Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Rate USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company (1997-2012). Retrieved from http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx Terrebonne Parish School District Technology Plan, April 2007.

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