The Department of Information Systems (DIS) will be filing E-rate Form 486 on behalf of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for all Arkansas public school districts, charter schools, and education cooperatives for Funding Year 2006 for the delivery of Internet services, video and APSCN networks. ADE must receive FCC Form 479 before DIS can file Form 486 with the Schools and Libraries Division.
Form 479 is used to certify that each entity is in compliance with the Children’s Protection Act. DIS will lose discounts from the E-rate program and be forced to pass the costs back to districts if Form 479 is not submitted to ADE before DIS must file Form 486.
Form 479 for Funding Year 2006 should be completed and faxed by October 20, 2006 to:
Form 479 and instructions for completing the form have been attached. Both documents are in PDF format which can be downloaded and printed. The form and instructions can also be downloaded from the Schools and Libraries Division web site: http://www.sl.universalservice.org/form