E-rate and District Technology Plans
The E-rate Program was created to help ensure that schools and libraries can acquire high-level telecommunication and internet services at reasonable rates.
Those eligible for E-rate funding are public schools and libraries along with most private non-profit schools and libraries. The discount received is determined by the urban/rural status and the poverty level of the students served.
Applications for E-rate eligible services can be submitted to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) at http://www.usac.org/sl/
To receive important email announcements from the Dept. of Education about E-Rate including any upcoming trainings, deadlines and changes with the laws and regulations
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The District Technology Plan is a document that guides the school districts in appropriating technology to effectively teach students, develop staff proficiencies, and maximize technology equipment usage. The Department of Education recommends that a Technology Plan be on file for each educational entity.
As of July 1, 2015, a District Technology Plan is no longer required for E-rate, and the Dept. of Education does not require that a District Technology Plan be filed with the department.
For more information, contact the Department of Education's Office of Finance and Management at 605-773-3248.