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  2. 2. Schools and Library Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) <ul><li>Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Provides discounts to assist most school and libraries in the U.S. to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does it exactly fund? <ul><li>Funding can be requested for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic maintenance of internal connections </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How much of a discount? <ul><li>20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicants must provide additional resources- computers, telephones, software, and any other equipment needed to utilize connectivity </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are the Steps? Is it Complicated? <ul><li>Step 1- Meet eligibility requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2- Develop a Technology plan- use of STaR chart would be a great asset </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3- Open Competitive Bidding Process </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4- Select the most cost effective provider </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5- Calculate the Discount Level </li></ul>
  6. 6. Steps Continued… <ul><li>Step 6- Determine the Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Step 7- Submit Application for Support </li></ul><ul><li>Step 8-Undergo Application Review </li></ul><ul><li>Step 9- Receive your Funding Decision </li></ul><ul><li>Step 10- Begin Receipt of Services </li></ul><ul><li>Step 11- Invoice USAC </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where can I get the more Information? <ul><li>You can access all the forms and requirements at: http://www.usac.org/sl/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can this help our school? <ul><li>E-Rate can free up some technology funds to help in our areas of need. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Campus Improvement Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Needs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace teachers aging laptops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart boards and CPS systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handheld Brainchild student devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement projector bulbs (very expensive) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How are we doing in the area of Technology? <ul><li>The STaR chart is a tool used for technology planning, budgeting for resources, and evaluation of local technology projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The results are used as a formative and/or summative evaluation tool. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where are we on the STaR Chart Evaluations?
  11. 11. Where are we? <ul><li>Currently we are advanced in all four categories! </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to be in the target areas. This will help us be aligned with the Texas Long Range Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on the STaR chart and what entails to be target, access: http://starchart.esc12.net/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. How do we compare to other state campuses?
  13. 13. How do we compare to other state campuses?
  14. 14. Final Thoughts <ul><li>The future of education is in technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The federal and state governments are pushing for teachers to integrate technology more. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is the key for our students to succeed in the 21 st century economy. </li></ul><ul><li>NC 6 TH IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO TARGET AREAS AND THOSE GOALS!! </li></ul>

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