A CIPA reminder, courtesy of eSchoolNews....
* ESN EXCLUSIVE: FILTERING AND THE ERATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW
[By the end of this month (because July 1 falls on a Sunday), public and
private schools receiving eRate funding must
begin taking specific steps to comply with the newly enacted Children's
Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The effective
date by which schools must certify compliance with CIPA is Saturday, Oct.
27. More than $2 billion is at stake. What
follows is a careful examination of the new requirements by a noted
Washington policy analyst working with the Consortium for School Networking
(CoSN), a national nonprofit organization representing schools' interests.
The author reviews exactly what your schools must do to safeguard your
funding under the new rules--the editors.]
CIPA has numerous implications for schools and libraries that receive eRate
funding from the federal government. The requirements this legislation
imposes on administrators are broad and somewhat complex. This article is
intended to bring some clarity to these requirements so that schools and
libraries can comply with CIPA, maintain their eRate funding, and bring
technology to more schools and communities.
== For the complete story, go to:
Information Technology Specialist
Vermont Institute for Science, Math & Technology
7 West Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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