Is anyone looking at the decrease in the value of the e-rate program due to all the red tape involved in filing the necessary paperwork? When I was working on it, I probably used up half (or more) of the value of what we got back in my time trying to get everything done right and at the proper time. What with that, and the administrative overhead in central coordination, it seems like an enormously inefficient way of distributing the collected funds.
Sigurd Andersen

Phil Hyjek wrote:
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The following came across my virtual desk yesterday. Seems like a worthy effort.
Philip Hyjek
Director, Technology Initiatives
The Vermont Institutes
45 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

From: Mike Call [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tue 2/20/2007 1:37 PM
To: Phil Hyjek
Subject: E-rate research requested

Dear Philip,


Certiport is conducting research that will be used to help make the case for why the Federal government needs to continue the E-rate Program. Specifically, we want to know how school districts and site-based schools from across the country are utilizing ICT connectivity made available, at least in part, by E-rate funds.


We’d appreciate if you would forward the hyperlink to this survey to all computer / technology coordinators, at the school-district level, in Vermont (or anyone else who might be qualified to respond). We hope to have this data available so that it coincides with next week’s Capitol Hill roundtable discussion on E-rate.


Survey results will be privy to all participants (via a URL provided at the end of the survey). The survey is NOT an endorsement or promotion for Certiport. The information requested, and its intended use, is in the interest of public education students, teachers, administrators, and the general public.


Please click the following hyperlink to access the survey:


Please email me if you have any questions or comments.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.





Michael Call

Education Research Analyst