Demystifying E-Rate Category 1 and 2 for Business Officers Webinar (CPIM Approved)
Recorded On: 09/12/2023
Date: Sept. 12, 2023; 12 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $0 (Member) / $55 (Non-Member)
The Federal E-Rate program, authorized in 1996, has had a significant impact on education providing financial assistance to school districts focusing initially on internet access, telecommunications and internal connections. Due to technology advances and how these solutions are delivered through services, the E-Rate program was further expanded 8 years ago with Category 2 funding, in addition to Category 1. Unfortunately, millions of dollars go unused by districts in Ohio. This webinar will discuss the contents of these programs, and how to maximize your district’s funding to impact student education and business operations.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataServ/ShareOhio
Tom Munson the Director of Strategic Partnerships with DataServ. He has held numerous sales, sales leadership, product management and channel program positions with various technology organizations. Tom has spent most of his 40 year career working in the public sector with focus on education.
Tom and his wife, Lisa, live in Dublin, Ohio. They have three adult children – two in Chicago and one in Orlando. Tom is a high school varsity basketball official. He enjoys traveling, golf, running and training
Director of Sales, DataServ/ShareOhio
Andrew Thornton is the Director of Sales with DataServ. He has held numerous engineering and sales leadership positions over his 20 year career. The past decade Andrew has worked with Ohio K-12 schools to create safe, robust and engaging learning environments through technology infrastructure services.
Treasurer, Tiffin City Schools
Ryan is currently the Treasurer at Tiffin City Schools. Cook previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for Bucyrus City Schools for a decade, where he gained experience not only in school finance but also in small business ownership. Additionally, he currently serves as Board President of Ridgedale Local Schools and board director for a credit union.