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  1. 1. Pugh ElementaryScience/Technology Magnet<br />Believe!<br />Dream!<br />Achieve!<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Overview of E-Rate Program
  3. 3. Steps in Applying for E-Rate
  4. 4. District Technology Plan Goals
  5. 5. Campus STaR Chart
  6. 6. Conclusion
  7. 7. Helpful Links</li></li></ul><li>OverviewE-Rate – What is it?<br /><ul><li>Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
  8. 8. School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund.
  9. 9. Makes discount available to eligible schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.</li></ul>Source: http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx<br />
  10. 10. Step 1: Eligibility <br />Schools:<br /><ul><li>Provide elementary or secondary education.
  11. 11. Be a public, private, residential, or charter schools.
  12. 12. Operate as non-profit
  13. 13. Endowment not to exceed $50 million.</li></ul>Libraries:<br /><ul><li>Be eligible for assistance from a state library administrative agency.
  14. 14. Budget must be completely separate from any schools.
  15. 15. Cannot operate as for-profit businesses.</li></li></ul><li>Step 2: Develop a Technology Plan<br />Technology plan must have the following five elements:<br />Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunication and information technology.<br />A professional development strategy.<br />Assessment of telecommunication Services, hardware, software, and other services.<br />Budget resources.<br />Ongoing evaluation process.<br />
  16. 16. Step 3: Open a competitive Bidding Process (Form 470)<br /><ul><li>File Form 470 each funding year.
  17. 17. Ensure open and fair competitive bidding process.</li></ul>Step 4: Select the Most Cost-Effective Service Provider<br /><ul><li>Most cost-effective provider of the desired product.
  18. 18. Price as the primary factor.</li></li></ul><li>Step 5: Calculate the Discount Level<br /><ul><li>Form 471 to calculate the discount.
  19. 19. Percentage of eligible students for free and reduced lunches. </li></ul>Step 6: Determine the Eligible Service<br /><ul><li>Telecommunications Services.
  20. 20. Internet Access.
  21. 21. Internal Connections.
  22. 22. Basic Maintenance of internal connections.</li></li></ul><li>Step 7: Submit Application for Support<br /><ul><li>File Form 471
  23. 23. Filed online or on paper.</li></ul>Step 8: Undergo Application Review<br /><ul><li>Each application is reviewed for eligible product and service.</li></li></ul><li>Step 9: Receive Funding Decision<br /><ul><li>USAC issues funding commitment decision letters
  24. 24. Sent to applicant and service provider(s).</li></ul>Step 10: Receive Funding Decision<br /><ul><li>Applicants must verify the start date of services.
  25. 25. Submit a Receipt of Service Confirmation Form (Form 886).</li></li></ul><li>Step 11: Invoice USAC<br /><ul><li>Submit invoices for Universal Service Fund after completion of service.
  26. 26. Payment is made to service providers; not directly to applicants.
  27. 27. Form 474
  28. 28. Form 472</li></li></ul><li>District Technology Plan<br />Goals:<br /><ul><li>Increase student achievement
  29. 29. Increase management efficiency.
  30. 30. Improve public support and confidence in schools.
  31. 31. Create a positive district culture.
  32. 32. Provide facilities-to-standard program.</li></li></ul><li>Texas Campus STaR ChartDistrict: HISD Campus: Pugh El<br />
  33. 33. Texas Campus STaR ChartDistrict: HISD Campus: Pugh El<br />
  34. 34. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>On-going learning for educators.
  35. 35. Several available technology tools.
  36. 36. Leading students into 21st century digital learning </li></li></ul><li>Helpful Links:<br />For more information:<br />http://www.usac.org/sl/<br />http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html<br />http://starchart.esc12.net/<br />

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