ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : RT-09-006

Date Created : 11/04/2008

Attention:

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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Research and Technology - Mr. James Boardman, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
2009-2010 Technology Plan Addenda

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Wilma Toombs

Phone Number:
501-371-1944

E-mail:
wilma.toombs@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is requesting that an addendum to the local district technology plan be submitted. This addendum is needed:

1. To help Arkansas schools become eligible for E-Rate discounts. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stipulated that requests for E-Rate discounts must be based on an approved technology plan (FCC Order 97-157, Paragraph 573). The current approved technology plan (2009-2012) must include all eligible services planned for Form 470 (year 2009-2010) to be in USAC compliance.

2. To make districts eligible for other state and federal technology funds.

A school district that selects new services from the 2009-2010 E-Rate Eligibility Service List (ESL) that were not included in the district's current approved technology plan is required to submit an addendum in order to comply with E-Rate application requirements. The ADE will provide a certificate of approval to the districts that have met all the criteria of the technology plan addendum.

A valuable resource for school district technology planning is the 2009-2010 Eligibility Service List which is available at the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) website: http://www.usac.org/sl/ or, you can access it directly at: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-08-180A1.pdf.

Submission Deadline: All addenda must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2008. No faxes or emails will be accepted.

Mail technology plan addenda to:
Wilma Toombs, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
6020 Ranch Drive, Suite C-8
Little Rock, AR 72223


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