We are getting close to finding out what will be eligible for the Erate Funding Year 2020-21. At that point, we can start conversations about the direction we go with network planning at your school.
When I talk about “we”, I am talking about the Applicants and Consultants for Erate. We do not know what it will look like, but we have asked that the funding is for the entire district and not separated by the different buildings. This will make decisions, installations, and maintenance much easier.
As of November 8, 2019, we learned that the State will update the EPC for the student counts. Erate Validation Reports will not be necessary unless PIA requests the documentation like they did in FY2019.
A meeting for people that work with Erate is scheduled for Thursday, November 14. After that, we hope to provide more news.