Needville ISD and ERate Plan


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Needville ISD and ERate Plan

  1. 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-RATE Presented by: Jessica Miller
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction information </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible and Ineligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><li>Our campus technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we stand? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we going? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-rate? <ul><li>‘E-rate’ is a program that provides discounts to assist most school and libraries nationwide to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>There is up to $2.25 billion annually available to provide eligible schools and libraries with discounts under the E-rate program for services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Eligible and Ineligible Services <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Service </li></ul><ul><li>Leased Data Circuits </li></ul><ul><li>T-1, 56K, ISDN Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Internet Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Online Content </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Training </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internal Connections <ul><li>Eligible Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Routers, Switches, Hubs </li></ul><ul><li>Network Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Certain operating software </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless LANs </li></ul><ul><li>Instillation & basic maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Private Branch Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Modems in personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos removal </li></ul><ul><li>Cameras </li></ul>
  6. 6. Amount of Discounts 90% 90% 75% to 100% 80% 80% 50% to 74% 70% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 40% 1% to 19% 25% 20% Less than 1% RURAL LOCATION E-rate Discount URBAN LOCATION E-rate Discount INCOME Measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program
  7. 7. Application Process <ul><li>Applicants must provide additional resources including equipment (e.g., computers, telephone, etc.), software, professional development, and other elements necessary to utilize the connectivity funded by the Schools and Libraries Program. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Application Process <ul><li>Determine eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Open competitive bidding process </li></ul><ul><li>Select a service provider </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate the discount level </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Submit you application </li></ul><ul><li>Undergo application review </li></ul><ul><li>Receive you funding decision </li></ul><ul><li>Begin receipt of services </li></ul><ul><li>Invoice USAC </li></ul><ul><li>More information at: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Campus Technology Plan <ul><li>GOAL 1: Through an integrated curriculum, provide students with opportunities to use current technology to promote lifelong learning. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 2: Provide faculty and staff with current technology and training to maximize professional performance. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 3: Provide administrators with current technology and training to streamline tasks for district efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL 4: Develop a technology learning partnership between the district and community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where do we stand? <ul><li>Budget year 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$16,717.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>82% Title IA-ARRA, 12% Local, 6% Title IID-ARRA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material & Supplies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$175,458.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70% State Allotment, 30% Local </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Where do we stand? <ul><li>Technology Expenditure per pupil: $386 </li></ul><ul><li>Percent of campuses with direct internet connection: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Percent of classrooms with direct internet connection: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Teacher Ratio: 1:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Student Ratio: 1:3 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where are we going? <ul><li>Budget year 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$17,000.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% Local Funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material & Supplies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$177,737.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>59% Local funds, 41% State Allotment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Campus Goals and Needs <ul><li>Offer more relevant professional development </li></ul><ul><li>2:1 student to computer ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Hire additional support personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and update needs at a rate driven by innovative technologies </li></ul>
  14. 14. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>