The E-Rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Technology—done well or poorly—can make or break your first few weeks. This overview, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will walk you through assessing your current technology plans and/or creating a new and improved plan.
As you create your full technology, brief technology and maintenance plans and search for a technology consultant, refer to these helpful templates:
A Full Technology Plan usually covers 3-5 years, often including significant program detail that will result in a key planning guide for the school.
When opening a new school, you become responsible for every aspect of technology planning, implementation, assistance and maintenance which is required to keep school operations running smoothly.
This DOE guidebook provides detailed instructions regarding the ATS online system.
A list of technology service providers posted as a convenience for New York City charter schools. To be added to this list, a company must have at least one positive recommendation from an existing New York City charter school. Vendors may be added or removed at any time at the New York City Charter School Center's discretion.
This guidebook provides the most up-to-date directions from the NYC DOE for Charter Schools using the ATS system.