ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : RT-09-009

Date Created : 02/11/2009


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 FY 2009

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 2009 for the delivery of internet services, interactive videoconferencing and Arkansas Public School Network (APSCN). 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 2009 (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 27, 2009 to:

Wilma Toombs
Fax 501-371-1942

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


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