State Sources for Library Media and Technology Program Funds
School Fund Article X, section 2 of Wisconsin's constitution
created this fund. Income from interest on money loaned for school
and municipal building projects is spent on library books and
instructional material for school libraries. The pool of money is
distributed based on the number of school age youth in districts. DPI
posts the money each school district receives on their Web
(Telecommunications Access Program) Transferred to the
Department of Administration last August. NO new educational
technology block grants, wiring loans, or teacher training grants will be
rewarded. The TEACH
Web site has estimate of the amounts districts have received.
Provides databases of periodical and newspapers for schools, libraries,
and Wisconsin citizens.
In Wisconsin, local property taxes also is a source
of funds, but the Common School Fund is intended to decrease the
differences among rich and poor districts. This assumption has been
challenged by lawsuits. Districts may have referendums to raise
funds for building or large technology programs.
Federal Sources for Library Media and Technology Program Funds
Literacy Challenge Fund A program, administered by states,
that provided federal funds for technology-related programs.
Internet filtering software was required to be in place in funded
districts. as of 2001-2002 school year, this program was replaced by
the federal Ed Tech Grant program.
Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Program Administered
by DPI, federal funds are to be used to ensure that students are
technology literate by the end of the eighth grade. Schools and
partnerships with at least one participants has an 11% poverty rate are eligible
(Universal Service Fund) uses funds from telecommunication
companies to connect schools to the Internet.
Other federal funds that are used for technology
include Goals 2000, Eisenhower, Carl Per4kins, IASA Title VI, and
Other Sources for Library Media and Technology Program Funds
Schools may also obtain funds through private foundations or parent
groups, regional services such as CESAs, cooperative arrangements and
joint projects, and community resources.
Collaborative Purchasing Agreements & Other Resources
Wisconsin InterLibrary Services
(WILS) A not-for profit library service organization that
works with state libraries. Members (approximately $100 annual fee
for a district to join) receive discounts on CD-ROM and electronic
databases, hardware, supplies, equipment, and furniture.
CESA Districts provide a range of purchasing services to
members. Because these vary greatly, contact local representative
for more information.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Marketplace Page
Maintains a searchable database for - Communication, Data, Music, Sound,
Video & Voice Systems - Computers, Internet Providers, MIS Consulting,
Training or Software - Curriculum, Early Childhood, Instruction &
Educational Supplies & Resources - School & Office Equipment,
Forms, Supplies & Furniture
Provides easy access to information that helps vendors provide goods and
services for Wisconsin's electronic purchasing system. School
districts may register and check state contracts to determine if pricing
is available to them.
and Services Procurement Site is the official source of
summarized purchase information for TEACH Wisconsin. Sources include VendorNet,
Madison and UW
System contracts and other supporting state agencies. For further
information, contact Mr.
Kurt Sutheimer, Info-Tech Services.
Many computer hardware sites provide educational prices for computer
systems and peripherals including Apple,
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