ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : RT-08-001

Date Created : 08/28/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: Technology Coordinators & E-Rate Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Research and Technology - Mr. James Boardman, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Fall 2007 E-Rate Beginners/Refresher Training

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Wilma Toombs

Phone Number:
501-371-1944

E-mail:
wilma.toombs@arkansas.gov

There have been significant recent changes and updates made to the E-Rate program. In order to keep Arkansas applicants informed of the changes that may affect the E-Rate program application process, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Department of Information Systems, and State Library will be offering two days of in-depth training for public/private/charter schools and public libraries. Training will be held at the Metropolitan Tech Center, Metropolitan High School, 7701 Scott Hamilton in Little Rock.

E-Rate sessions are two days:
Session 1: October 2-3, 2007, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. each day
Session 2: October 24-25, 2007, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. each day

Topics of interest will include: 2007 Eligible Services List, Understanding E-Rate Rules, Compliance Issues, E-Rate Application Process, Common Applicant Mistakes, New E-Rate Forms (470-471-486-472-474), and Deadlines.

Registration Methods:
1) On-line Complete the online registration form at http://adedata.k12.ar.us/eRate
2) By Fax - Fill out the attached form and fax to 501-371-1942 attention Wilma Toombs
3) Electronically - Fill out the attached electronic form and email to: wilma.toombs@arkansas.gov (if you are unable to open the form, download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader ver. 8 at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)

Note: Email confirmation will be sent confirming participation in this event.

Signing-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and training will start at 8:30 a.m. each day with an hour break for lunch (lunch will not be provided). Please bring laptops, CAT5 cable for Internet connection and storage peripherals for personal use.

Seating is limited, so please register as soon as possible for the events. It is strongly recommended that each district/school library send a technology coordinator and/or E-Rate representative to the training workshops. Registration closes for both sessions Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 4:30 p.m.








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