So Much To Be Thankful For…
November 21, 2015
Dear E-rate Family,
As many of you who have been in the E-rate family for years know, I love Thanksgiving. It’s a time solely dedicated for family and good food, and most importantly a time to pause and reflect on all the wonderful gifts and blessings in our lives. Last year I shared in my Thanksgiving message that I was thankful to be healthy, and so very many of you replied and shared with me your stories of how cancer had touched your lives. Humbled, I was. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to reply to all of your messages, but please know that I read them all and they are tucked away for safe keeping.
This year I want to pause and give thanks for all of my school, library, service provider and consultant friends – both new and old – who are members of our big E-rate family. The last E-rate funding year has brought the most change in the program’s history – more E-rate funding, new forms, revised eligible services, C2 funding caps with funding guaranteed to all, new strict invoicing deadlines, and of course – EPC! I realize E-rate isn’t easy, and often isn’t the most enjoyable part of your job description. But I thank you for sticking with it for so many years. I will say it again, working with you and for you is the best job a person could want.
I hope you and your family have a warm, wonderful, healthy Thanksgiving holiday!
Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator