[Libs-Or] E-rate hardship info request
horan_pam at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Wed Jan 19 15:19:44 PST 2005
Many of Oregon's public libraries have talked about the increasing
demands and difficulty of the E-rate program over the past couple of
years. It would be helpful if you could respond to the request below
(or directly to me) with specific information on how this has affected
your library vis a vis the program. Please let me know if you have any
questions. Thanks in advance for your input.
>Over the past few years, many libraries/districts/schools throughout Oregon
>have commented on how much more difficult the program has become. I
>have heard some concerning information from some school districts
>explaining that they either have or are going to drop out of the E-rate
>program due to the complexity and amount of staff time it takes to
>administer the program. We would like that information to be more than
>anecdotal. We would like to present this information to our U.S.
>congressional delegate at the Oregon Department of Education to bring
>forward. If you have or will be dropping out of the E-rate program due
>to these or other pertinent reasons, would you please email me the
>1. When you plan to or have dropped out of the E-rate program?
>2. What your average discount dollar amount was/is?
>3. What about the program caused you to make the decision to
>Please be as specific as possible.
>If I could have this information by Thursday, January 27th, I'd
>Baron Rodriguez, PMP
>Oregon Schools E-Rate Coordinator
>Oregon Department of Education
Technology Planning Consultant
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
Tel. (503) 378-2112 Ext. 224
Fax (503) 378-6439
pam.horan at state.or.us
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