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E-Rate andCPSS Technology Plan<br />Presented by<br />Marianne Wallace<br />Lamar University<br />EDLD  5306/ET8038<br />
E-Rate<br /><ul><li>What is it?
What’s the discount?
What’s eligible?
Application Process</li></ul>CPSS Technology Plan<br /><ul><li>District Profile
Needs Assessment
Action Plan
Evaluation Process</li></li></ul><li>What is E-Rate anyway?<br />
It’s NOT:<br />The energy rating on <br />your dryer<br />
It’s NOT:<br />How much money Jim<br />Cramer makes when you <br />take his advice<br />
It’s NOT:<br />How much energy you<br /> have to burn in<br /> calories to eat that brownie<br />
It IS<br />The Schools and Libraries <br />Program <br />of the Universal Service Fund<br />
It’s a discount we receive <br />for telecommunications<br />and Internet access in<br />schools and libraries<br />in the...
How much <br />do we save?<br />
Up to 90% on things like<br />Cellular services, WAN,<br />Web, e-mail, <br />and POTS (Plain Old <br />Telephone Services...
What’s not <br />eligible <br />for the discount?<br />
Things like voice mail,<br />software, professional <br />development <br />
How did we get this <br />discount?<br />How did we apply?<br />
We had to:<br /><ul><li>Submit a tech plan
Submit forms to the SLD
Allow for bidding
Choose providers
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  1. 1. E-Rate andCPSS Technology Plan<br />Presented by<br />Marianne Wallace<br />Lamar University<br />EDLD 5306/ET8038<br />
  2. 2. E-Rate<br /><ul><li>What is it?
  3. 3. What’s the discount?
  4. 4. What’s eligible?
  5. 5. Application Process</li></ul>CPSS Technology Plan<br /><ul><li>District Profile
  6. 6. Needs Assessment
  7. 7. Action Plan
  8. 8. Evaluation Process</li></li></ul><li>What is E-Rate anyway?<br />
  9. 9. It’s NOT:<br />The energy rating on <br />your dryer<br />
  10. 10. It’s NOT:<br />How much money Jim<br />Cramer makes when you <br />take his advice<br />
  11. 11. It’s NOT:<br />How much energy you<br /> have to burn in<br /> calories to eat that brownie<br />
  12. 12. It IS<br />The Schools and Libraries <br />Program <br />of the Universal Service Fund<br />
  13. 13. It’s a discount we receive <br />for telecommunications<br />and Internet access in<br />schools and libraries<br />in the US<br />
  14. 14. How much <br />do we save?<br />
  15. 15. Up to 90% on things like<br />Cellular services, WAN,<br />Web, e-mail, <br />and POTS (Plain Old <br />Telephone Services)<br />
  16. 16. What’s not <br />eligible <br />for the discount?<br />
  17. 17. Things like voice mail,<br />software, professional <br />development <br />
  18. 18. How did we get this <br />discount?<br />How did we apply?<br />
  19. 19. We had to:<br /><ul><li>Submit a tech plan
  20. 20. Submit forms to the SLD
  21. 21. Allow for bidding
  22. 22. Choose providers
  23. 23. Keep records</li></li></ul><li>What plan did<br />we submit?<br />
  24. 24. Calcasieu<br />Parish<br />School<br />System <br />Technology <br />Plan<br />
  25. 25. Calcasieu Parish<br />District Profile<br /><ul><li> 5th Largest school district in LA
  26. 26. Number of students: 33,169
  27. 27. Number of employees: 4995
  28. 28. Number of campuses: 61
  29. 29. Free/Reduced Lunch 61.76%</li></li></ul><li>CPSS Needs Assessment<br />Percentage of stakeholders meeting NETS Standards<br />
  30. 30. Action Plan<br /><ul><li>Strengthen Leadership
  31. 31. Improve Teacher Training
  32. 32. Support E-Learning and </li></ul> Virtual Schools<br /><ul><li>Encourage Improved Access</li></ul> and Technology Usage<br />
  33. 33. Evaluation<br /><ul><li>Systematic and ongoing
  34. 34. System/School technology </li></ul> plan updates<br /><ul><li>Department and network data
  35. 35. Meeting timelines</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Review of E-Rate
  36. 36. Review of CPSS Technology Plan</li></li></ul><li>Sources<br />http://www.cpsb.org/<br />http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html<br />http://www.cpsb.org/system/policies/techplan.pdf<br />

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