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E-Rate Funding Management

Completion of E-Rate Funding Submittals

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Services Fund make discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections to ensure affordable telecommunications and information services.  The E-Rate staff successfully completed and submitted all necessary forms to qualify for District discounts of just under $1 million for the 2008 Funding Year (07/01/08 – 06/30/09).

Improvement to the IMS Internal Auditing and Budgeting Processes

As it relates to telecommunications and connectivity monies, efforts are underway: to more efficiently report school/department beginning of year budgeting dollars to the Budget Office; to better prepare and evaluate upcoming Request for Bid Proposals; to establish a better method to track monthly expenditures; to periodically audit invoice statements for anomalies; and to build a streamline path of information from IMS to the Budget Office to the Accounts Payable Office.