12-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
E-Rate Funding Year 13 (2010-2011) Request for Services

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools will be applying for discounts for E-Rate Funding Year 13.  The E-Rate funding year is from July 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011.  The submission deadline, currently not Federally published, is estimated to be February 12, 2010.  The timeline is based on previous information from filing years calendars.  Examples of types of eligible services in which discounts apply are listed in the attached documentation.  The application submission will be reviewed by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD.)  Upon SLD approval, we will bring the information back to the Board for further filing approvals prior to applying for reimbursements.

District-wide eligible service discounts are estimated to be 56% or about $900,000.  Actual discount eligibility percentage will be determined by the State's publication of the State's official free and reduced lunch data.  The release of the data typically occurs by the end of January annually.



Recommendation
Approve submittal of E-Rate funding discount requests for Funding Year 13 (2010-2011).

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/17/2009
Consent after Information12/8/2009

Authority for Action
SREF 2.3

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Thomas E. Fitzgerald, Network Eng. District Coord, ext. 760

Stephen B. Muzzy, Assist. Superintendent, ext. 700




Attachment:  ERATE 2011 Eligible Services.pdf