Lawton-Bronson Community School District utilizes the E-Rate program to help fund the communications between buildings in Lawton and Bronson and the connection to the internet. Since we are located in Woodbury County, we are automatically designated as an Urban status. Our Free and Reduced Lunch numbers place us at a 50% reimbursement.
For information about the E-Rate Program, please visit http://www.universalservice.org/sl/
Eligible participants include public and most non-profit K-12 schools as well as all public and many private libraries. All program participants must carry out a competitive bidding process to select the most cost-effective companies to provide the goods and/or services requested.
Funding may be requested under five categories of service: Telecommunications, Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served and range from 20 percent to 90 percent of the costs of eligible services.
By E-Rate rules, we are required to post a Request for Proposal and receive bids for the communications between the buildings in Lawton and Bronson. The RFP is attached to this page. Also included on this page is a pricing spreadsheet that should be filled out with RFP submissions.