ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : RT-10-009

Date Created : 12/31/2009


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
E-Rate Form 479 FY 2010

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 2010 for the delivery of internet services, interactive videoconferencing and Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) networks. ADE must receive Federal Communications Commission (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 2010 (OMB-approved with a date of April 2007 in the lower-right hand corner) is attached along with instructions.

The E-Rate Form 479 will NOT be accepted via fax or email transmission.

This form should be completed and received by 4:00 pm Friday, March 26, 2010. Mail to:

Wilma Toombs, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education Technology Center
6020 Ranch Blvd. Suite C-8
Little Rock, AR 72223

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


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