E-rate Newsflash - March 28, 2016

E-Rate
  Monday, March 28, 2016

Reminder:  FCC Form 470 deadline approaching

The last possible date to submit an FCC Form 470 to start the E-rate bidding process is April 1, 2016.

Schools and Libraries Division Weekly News Briefs on E-rate: Part-Time Students

The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) recently published guidance on how to account for part-time students and how this will affect both the discount percent and the Category 2 budget for a site serving part-time students.  Examples include a vocational education facility that serves a single district, a vocational education facility that serves multiple districts and a pre-k school. Please refer to this guidance by visiting the SLD’s Web page at http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/news-briefs/preview.aspx?id=676.

The SLD provides timely instruction and insight through their Weekly News Brief. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up to receive these communications by visiting the SLD’s Web page at: http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/news-briefs/Default.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact the California Department of Education (CDE) Educational Data Management Division by e-mail at E-RATE@cde.ca.gov.