Education Tare (E-Rate)
Jewish schools affiliated with BJE have access to E-Rate (short for education rate); a nationwide program that offers public and private schools and libraries the opportunity to receive substantial discounts on a wide range of advanced telecommunications services.
E-Rate discounts can be used for both existing school services, such as basic telephone, fax lines, cell phones and for new innovations designed to bring a school's technology infrastructure into the 21st century.
The E-rate funds a broad range of Internet and telecommunications services, including Internet access, distance learning and videoconferencing service, high speed data connections, phone service, and some internal wiring and network equipment.
The E-Rate program is administered by the Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC).
For Information about the E-Rate program, contact Phil Liff-Grieff at (323) 761-8614.
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
BJE convenes a consortium of its affiliated schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District to benefit from federal funds made available through ESEA (formerly No Child Left Behind). For the 2014-2015 school year, the BJE Consortium for LAUSD represents twenty-two schools with a total of 5,663 students in grades K-12, accessing nearly $1.5 million in funding and services.
As with all Title funding, the dollars cannot go directly to the school, but BJE, as schools' valued partner, can contract with the district to provide remediation services for students falling behind (Title I), and/or funding to provide professional development and technology (Title II).
For more information about ESEA funding, contact Miriam Prum Hess, 323-761-8334.
California Teleconnect Fund (CTF)
Jewish schools affiliated with BJE are eligible to receive a 50% discount provided for their internet connections and some telecommunications services.
For Information about the CTF program, contact Phil Liff-Grieff at (323) 761-8614.