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E-Rate

  1. 1. “E-Rate”<br />Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is “E-Rate”<br />Who and what is eligible<br />What is not eligible<br />How much money is there<br />How to apply for “E-Rate”<br />St. John School Technology Plan <br />
  3. 3. “E-Rate”<br />Discount for schools and libraries that purchase telecommunication services<br /> How big of a discount for Eligible schools?<br />20 – 90%<br />What can be discounted?<br />Internet access, internal connections<br />
  4. 4. Is Our School Eligible?<br />All elementary and secondary schools<br />Private schools that are not for-profit or have over $50 million endowments<br />Library…<br />Branches<br />Facilities<br />Systems<br />consort<br />
  5. 5. Available Discounted Services <br />Telecommunication<br />Teacher phone lines, high bandwidth, pagers<br />Internet Access<br />E-mail, WWW access<br />Internal Connection<br />Installation and maintenance<br />Routers, hubs, servers<br />
  6. 6. Uncovered Areas<br />Student and teacher computers<br />Fax machines<br />Modems<br />Software<br />Professional development<br />Paid subscriptions<br />
  7. 7. Available Money<br />$2.25 billion dollars per year!<br />Discounts range from 20 – 90%<br />Depending on economic demographics and location<br />
  8. 8. How to Apply for “E-Rate”<br />Create a Technology Plan<br />Assess needs<br />Get advice from experts<br />Budget to implement the plan<br />Collect info on eligibility for free and reduced lunch<br />Check with State Education Department<br />
  9. 9. St. John School<br />Catholic k-8 School<br />http://www.stjohns-healdsburg.org/<br />
  10. 10. St. John School Technology Plan<br />There is no formal plan in effect<br />A plan was written 6 years ago and is not followed due to lack of a Tech committee<br />Informal plan<br />Make use of Smartboard in every subject and every lesson<br />Provide Professional Development <br />Integrate technology in a meaningful manner<br />Get donations for technological needs<br />
  11. 11. Current School Technology<br />All classrooms have Smartboards<br />All teachers were provided with a laptop computer 3 years ago<br />17 computers in the computer lab<br />Limited wireless access<br />Limited ethernet access<br />13 computers in the library with access on 4 days to students from 1 pm – 3 pm<br />
  12. 12. Sources of Funding<br />
  13. 13. Summary<br />E-Rate is a way to obtain funding for technology<br />An application is needed and proof of students from impoverished homes<br />St. John School used E-Rate for 6 years<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />St. John stopped using E-Rate because applying had too much red tape and the funding was not significant<br />Our student population has no one from an impoverished family<br />No current technology plan is in place<br />The school would like to have a plan and a team to help with implementation<br />

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