ERIC Number: ED410079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Draft Application for Discounted School Telecommunication Services, P97-6.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst.
A panel of 16 school administrators from 8 states developed this draft application for discounted school telecommunications services as part of efforts to advise the Federal Communications Commission on rural implications of the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The application is split into a seven-page cover application to be completed by the school district and a one-page application to be completed for each school. Section 1 of the cover application requests identification of schools applying for the discount and information concerning the free-lunch program, which is used to determine the amount of the discount. Section 2 is for schools applying as a consortium, section 3 requests information regarding the required technology plan, and section 4 is for districts that already have a telecommunications contract in place. Section 5 helps the district determine its discount percentage, section 6 is authorization to post a request for bids on the World Wide Web, and section 7 is for signature and certifications of applicant districts. The one-page individual school application requests identification, the telecommunications service being requested, and an optional calculation of free-lunch participation. Nine issues that may require additional input or clarification are discussed in an addendum. These are: information dissemination, discount application procedures, fund size, school- versus district-level discounts, free versus free and reduced-price lunch percentages, issues surrounding the required technology plan, compliance audits, private school application adaptation, and application format. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Telecommunications Act 1996