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Presentation week 2

  1. 1. Schools and Libraries of the Universal Service Fund, known as “E-rate”<br />Steve Vaughn<br />EA 1208<br />EDLD 5352<br />Lamar University<br />
  2. 2. Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />What is it? <br />This is a federally mandated program that ensures affordable information services and telecommunications for schools and libraries in America.<br />This program was mandated in 1996.<br />
  3. 3. Benefits<br />This program provides monetary support for schools and libraries to install things such as Internet access, telecommunications and internal network connections.<br />This program is designed to give discounts on equipment and services to schools and libraries with rates being determined by the socioeconomic status of the students in the community.<br />
  4. 4. So, How does it work?<br />First, a school or library must develop a plan.<br />Second, They must notify the FCC that they seek services.<br />Third, vendors get involved in a bidding process to provide the services. After a vendor is selected the school or library files the proper paperwork to get approval for the services.<br />Fourth, The application is approved and funding is provided to reimburse the vendor.<br />
  5. 5. But how is the program paid for? Who really pays the bills?<br />The program is funded through interstate and international telecommunications revenues that the end-user pays. In other words, we all do.<br />
  6. 6. How do I know if my school or library is receiving this funding and service?<br />You can go to this web site and find out<br />www.universalservice.org/sl/<br />
  7. 7. Galena Park ISD Technology District Improvement Plan<br /><ul><li>Needs Assessment
  8. 8. Overview of Goals and Objectives
  9. 9. Action Plan</li></li></ul><li>Needs Assessment<br /><ul><li>Where We Have Been
  10. 10. Where We Are Now
  11. 11. Where We Are Going</li></li></ul><li>Overview of Goals and Objectives<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure
  12. 12. Increase skills, knowledge, and abilities of GPISD employees</li></li></ul><li>Action Plan<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure for technology</li></ul>Increase access to technological tools<br /><ul><li>Increase skills, knowledge, and abilities of GPISD employees</li></ul>Educator preparation and Development: Incorporate technology as an integral part of instruction through meaningful staff development<br />
  13. 13. So where do I see the whole plan for the district?<br />GPISD Technology Improvement Plan<br />

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