Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., Middle School
E-Rate Assists NEISD
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal
E- Rate information
NEISD Technology Plan
NEISD Technology Budget
How do we afford our multi- million dollar telecommunications
and internet access?
The E-rate discount is based on the amount of students eligible for the
National School Lunch Program.
Up to $2.25 billion is annually provided for schools that are eligible for the
Four service categories are funded so schools can have access to
modern telecommunications and information services:
Internal connections other than basic maintenance
Basic maintenance of internal connections
E- Rate Information
In order to apply, school districts must complete these steps.
• Prepare a technology plan
• Open the competitive process, form 470
• Seek discounts on service, form 471
• Confirm receipt of services, form 486
• Invoice for service, forms 472 and 474
Developed to provide teachers and students with the skills needed
to work in the 21st
1. Improve academic achievement
2. Increase knowledgeable educators
3. Increase level of instruction
4. Increase student and teacher support
39.6% of NEISD students are economically disadvantaged.
NEISD spends $1,092.79 on technology per student.
The total cost for expenditures is $67,689,440.00
The NEISD Technology Plan can be found at
E-Rate provides NEISD with a 60% discount on telecommunications
and internet access.
We are eligible for this rate because 39.6% of our students are
economically disadvanted (free lunch).
Use these links as resources:
U.S. Department of Education
Universal Service Administrative Company
Middleton, R. (2008, April 15). North east ISD technology plan for e-rate
year 11. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from
Universal Service Administrative Company.(1997-2010). Universal Service
Administrative Company. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from
U.S. Department of Education. (2008). Office of Innovation and
Improvement. Retrieved November 28, 2010, from