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E-Rate Services


E-Rate Application Support


  • Assist school in filing for the federal "E-Rate" program that provides discounts on telecommunications services and equipment. (According to federal government estimates, filing the E-Rate application forms take about 14 hours of time and requires the school's active involvement. Also, a state-approved Technology Plan needs to be created or updated; see the section above on Technology Planning.)
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations  in all of the above areas, helping to streamline and simplify technology operations at the school.
  • Provide regular recommendations for improvements and upgrades to network-related hardware and software, taking advantage of E-Rate discounts when possible.
  • Set up a Children's Internet Protection Act [CIPA]-compliant Internet filtering system. (Filtering is required in order for school to receive federal E-Rate funding).

NOTE: DL technology staff will supply all the part numbers and ordering information necessary to place orders, but the school administrative staff is responsible for the administrative work associated with the ordering process. We are also able to provide training to school administrative staff in this area.