ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : RT-08-005

Date Created : 02/01/2008


Co-op Directors
other: E-Rate &Tech Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Research and Technology - Mr. James Boardman, Assistant Commissioner
E-Rate Form 479 for Funding Year 2008

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Wilma Toombs

Phone Number:


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 service cooperatives for Funding Year 2008 for the delivery of internet services, interactive videoconferencing and Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) networks. ADE must receive FCC Form 479 before DIS can file Form 486 with the USAC-Schools and Libraries Division.

FCC Form 479 is used to certify that each entity is in compliance with the Children’s Protection Act. It is imperative that the information requested on the form be provided. If not, DIS will lose discounts from the E-Rate program, which will force DIS to pass the costs back to the districts.

The correct FCC Form 479 for Funding Year 2008 (OMB-approved with a date of April 2007 in the lower-right hand corner) is attached along with instructions. This form should be completed and faxed by 4:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2008, to:

Wilma Toombs
501-371-1942 (Fax)

Upon receiving the form, a receipt of acknowledgment will be emailed to the contact person listed.


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