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Hello all:

This is directed at folks doing E-rate.  I may need some assist from you on this.

As you no doubt know, Gov. Scott has proposed a new School Budget vote date of May 23.

USAC has JUST TODAY announced the Window for 471 filing of E-rate----   Noon,  Feb. 27, 2017   through  May 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM.   All times EST.

I have a fear that unless folks have begun their process early this year, it may be difficult to get 471's off before the May 11 date, especially if a budget vote is necessary.

I may need some voices to testify as to funding that might be jeopardized.  I can see via USAC EPC portal who has 470's currently out there, so I do know who is seeking new services.   I may be reaching out to you individually if there is need to make a more unified push on this.

At this time,  if you have not posted  a 470 yet, you still have time, but it would behoove to post sooner than later in case this budget date does become reality.

We have an E-rate webinar<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7773633350491400450> coming up on Monday the 6th.  It is pretty full at this time but still open.. I may offer a second one more specific to this issue.   If you want a second date, ping me off-list please.

Peter

Peter Drescher
Education Technology Coordinator
VT Agency of Education
219 N. Main St. Suite 402
Barre, VT   05641
802-479-1169