149 Districts Have Not Yet Filed 470′s for FY 2014

January 6, 2014

Happy New Year, E-raters!

There are 149 school districts listed below that have not yet filed a Form 470 for FY 2014 (lots more than last year). If your district’s name is on this list, it means that no Form 470 has been posted yet and (based on your FY 2013 Form 471 filing) your district has at least one service that is not under contract that expires June 30, 2015 or after. Therefore, if your district’s name is on the list, you must file a Form 470 ASAP! I will send an updated list of non-filers on January 21. If you don’t believe you should be on this list because all of your contracts expire after June 30, 2015, please let me know.
To post a Form 470, go to: http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp and click on ‘Create Form 470.’ At the bottom of this message are some helpful reminders and answers to the most common questions I’ve been receiving.

As always, if you have any E-rate questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jtschell@comcast.net.

1) NEW: Single Priority Category
USAC has just released a new Form 470 and the most significant change is that they combined the telecom and Internet buckets into a single Priority 1 category. Applicants will still be required to choose the proper category on the Form 471, but if they don’t, this can be corrected. This change is only for Priority 1 services; Priority 2 service still must be posted in the correct category.

2) List Disqualification Reasons in Item 13. If you want to disqualify vendors, you must list those disqualification reasons in Item 13 of your Form 470 (or in your RFP).

3) File online, even if you don’t have a PIN. If you haven’t received a PIN, file online, and then mail in your signature/certification page after you hit submit. The SLD will then mail you a PIN in a few weeks. There is no way to request a PIN unless you have first signed a paper certification.

4) Include all of your services on a single 470. There is no maximum number of 470′s that you may submit, although it is a good idea to place all of your services on a single Form 470 because then you only have a single 470 number to keep track of for this year. However, there is no harm in filing two or more 470′s. Also, there is no way to amend a 470 after it’s been submitted. If you need to change your services, you need to file a new Form 470 (in which case your 28-day clock restarts).

5) Instead of using the print preview feature, after you’ve submitted your Form 470, go back to the “apply online” page and choose the “search posted” option. Then type-in your 470 number and print off a complete, clean copy of your application. At the top of the completed form it also will show you your allowable contract date (ACD), which is the first date you can sign contracts and file your 471.

6) Rebidding contracts and MTM services. Unless you are under a multi-year contract (that was originally competitively bid using a Form 470) that expires on or after June 30, 2015, YOU MUST POST A FORM 470 FOR EVERY SERVICE FOR WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING E-RATE DISCOUNTS.

7) Form 470′s for multi-year contracts: If you posted a Form 470 in a previous year, and then signed a multi-year contract that expires on or after June 30, 2015, you are not required to file a Form 470 for FY 2014 (you still must list the service on the Form 471). If you wish to exercise a voluntary extension of a contract without posting a 470, you may only do so if your contract contains the terms of the voluntary extensions (meaning the exact number of years or dates that the extensions can be exercised and it’s not just open-ended). Otherwise, you must post a Form 470 to extend the contract.

Districts that have NOT posted 470′s for FY 2014:
Abington Heights SD
Aliquippa SD
Allegheny-Clarion Valley SD
Allentown City SD
Ambridge Area SD
Apollo-Ridge SD
Austin Area SD
Baldwin-Whitehall SD
Beaver Area SD
Bedford Area SD
Belle Vernon Area SD
Bellwood-Antis SD
Big Beaver Falls Area SD
Big Spring SD
Blue Ridge SD
Brookville Area SD
Brownsville Area SD
Bryn Athyn SD
Burgettstown Area SD
Burrell SD
Butler Area SD
Central Cambria SD
Central Valley SD
Chambersburg Area SD
Chartiers Valley SD
Chartiers-Houston SD
Chester-Upland SD
Clarion Area SD
Clarion-Limestone Area SD
Clearfield Area SD
Commodore Perry SD
Conemaugh Township Area SD
Conemaugh Valley SD
Conestoga Valley SD
Conneaut SD
Cornell SD
Coudersport Area SD
Crawford Central SD
Danville Area SD
Delaware Valley SD
Donegal SD
Dunmore SD
East Allegheny SD
East Lycoming SD
East Pennsboro Area SD
Eastern Lancaster County SD
Eastern Lebanon County SD
Easton Area SD
Elk Lake SD
Fairfield Area SD
Fannett-Metal SD
Forest Hills SD
Fort Leboeuf SD
Fox Chapel Area SD
Freeport Area SD
Galeton Area SD
General McLane SD
Glendale SD
Greencastle-Antrim SD
Hampton Township SD
Hatboro-Horsham SD
Hazleton Area SD
Highlands SD
Jamestown Area SD
Jersey Shore Area SD
Juniata County SD
Kane Area SD
Keystone Central SD
Keystone Oaks SD
Lakeland SD
Laurel SD
Leechburg Area SD
Lower Merion SD
Loyalsock Township SD
Manheim Central SD
Marion Center Area SD
McKeesport Area SD
Midland Borough SD
Montgomery Area SD
Nazareth Area SD
Neshannock Township SD
Newport SD
North Clarion County SD
North Hills SD
North Pocono SD
North Schuylkill SD
Northampton Area SD
Northern Bedford County SD
Northern Potter SD
Northwestern SD
Norwin SD
Octorara Area SD
Oxford Area SD
Penn Hills SD
Penns Manor Area SD
Philipsburg-Osceola Area SD
Pine Grove Area SD
Pleasant Valley SD
Portage Area SD
Pottstown SD
Redbank Valley SD
Reynolds SD
Ridgway Area SD
Ridley SD
Ringgold SD
Rockwood Area SD
Rose Tree Media SD
Saint Clair Area SD – listed as school
Salisbury Township SD
Shanksville-Stonycreek SD
Sharon City SD
Shenango Area SD
Somerset Area SD
South Butler County SD
South Eastern SD
South Middleton SD
South Park SD
Southern Tioga SD
Spring Cove SD
Steelton-Highspire SD
Sto-Rox SD
Stroudsburg Area SD
Susquenita SD
Tamaqua Area SD
Titusville Area SD
Tulpehocken Area SD
Union Area SD
Union City Area SD
Unionville-Chadds Ford SD
Upper Darby SD
Warrior Run SD
Wattsburg Area SD
Wayne Highlands SD
Wellsboro Area SD
West Middlesex Area SD
West Shore SD
West York Area SD
Western Beaver County SD
Westmont Hilltop SD
Whitehall-Coplay SD
Wilkes-Barre Area SD
Wilkinsburg Borough SD
William Penn SD
Wilmington Area SD
Wilson Area SD
Windber Area SD
Wyalusing Area SD
York Suburban SD

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jtschell@comcast.net
– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator

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