Category Archives: Ohio K-12 Network

FY2020 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Spending Guidelines

The entire amount of funding must be encumbered on or before June 30, 2020. All funds must be liquidated on or before September 30, 2020.

Ohio K-12 Network connectivity funds are to be spent as follows, with priority given in the order listed:

    • Offset the cost of eligible Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity to each of your buildings
    • Management or Internet Service Provider (ISP) fees charged by your Information Technology Center (ITC)
    • Maintenance for Local Area Network (LAN) or WAN hardware necessary to implement the Ohio K-12 Network model
    • Upgrade WAN capacity
    • Purchase videoconferencing equipment that complies with the Ohio K-12 Network technical requirements
    • Upgrade or purchase LAN equipment including routers, switches, Internet caching and multimedia streaming products
    • Other LAN related equipment
    • Professional development services
    • Purchase computer workstations, laptop computers, tablet devices, peripherals (e.g. keyboards, earphones, headsets, mice, assistive devices) and operating system software that meet or exceed AIR recommended device specifications.
    • Please account for this funding using USAS Fund 451, Receipt Code 3210 with a unique Special Cost Center

These guidelines can also be accessed using the following link:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Finance-and-Funding/Programs/Educational-Technology/Ohio-K-12-Network/Spending-Guidelines

To lookup a district or school award, visit the Award Summary and Lookup page.
To look up payment to your district or school, use ODE Payment Search by IRN.

FY2020 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Awards on Oct. 31, 2019

IRN Type IRN Count Subsidy Amount
Public Districts 10 $75,600
JVSDs 3 $7,200
ESCs 4 $12,600
Community Schools/STEM Schools 7 $12,600
Nonpublic Schools 82 $147,600
State Supported Organizations 3 $14,400
Total 109 IRNs $270,000

To lookup a district or school award, visit the Award Summary and Lookup page.
To look up payment to your district or school, use ODE Payment Search by IRN.

FY2020 K12 Network Subsidy Application Available

The FY2020 K12 Network Subsidy application is now available from the district dashboard at Ohio K12 Help.

The secure link to access the application was included in the email to eligible entities on October 1 (Subject: FY20 K12 Network Subsidy Application Open).

Districts/schools which have not yet completed the Building Data Confirmation will be required to submit the building data prior to submitting the K12 Network Subsidy.

Ed Weisenbach
State-Wide Technology Coordinator
Ohio Department of Education
education.ohio.gov

FY2020 Building Data Confirmation Available

The Fall 2019 Building Data Confirmation is currently available from the district dashboard at Ohio K12 Help.

The secure link to access the district dashboard was included in the email sent on September 16 (Subject: Fall 2019 Building Data Confirmation).

From the district dashboard, click Your School Buildings to review and update the building data.  Building data confirmation must be complete prior to submitting the K12 Network Subsidy which will be available starting October 1.

Ed Weisenbach
State-Wide Technology Coordinator
Ohio Department of Education
education.ohio.gov

FY19 K12 Network Subsidy Second Half Payment

The 2nd half FY19 K-12 Network Connectivity Subsidy payments have been submitted to the ODE payment system.

The status of the payment can be reviewed here at ODE’s website. Enter the District IRN number, click “Search”, and look for a payment with a “Pymt Date” more recent than “3/15/2019” and a “System” value equal to “ITO”.

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Ed Weisenbach
Statewide Technology Coordinator
Office of Information Technology

Ohio Department of Education
education.ohio.gov

E-Rate 470 and 471 Application Filing Windows Closing Dates

Please be aware of the following E-Rate application deadlines:

  • 470 Application Filing Window closes Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:59pm EDT.
  • 471 Application Filing Window closes Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:59pm EDT.

Please be reminded of the following free E-Rate resources available to assist districts:

Ed Weisenbach
State-Wide Technology Coordinator
Ohio Department of Education

FY2019 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Awards as of Nov. 9, 2018 (CLOSED)

Awards as of November 9, 2018 (CLOSED)

IRN Type IRNs Awarded Subsidy Amount
Public Districts 593 $5,005,800
JVSDs 47 $111,600
ESCs 44 $115,200
Community Schools 104 $187,200
Nonpublic Schools 258 $464,400
Total 1,046 IRNs $5,884,200

To lookup a district or school award, visit the Award Summary and Lookup page.

To look up payment to your district or school, use ODE Payment Search by IRN.