AASA Head Appointed to Board Overseeing E-rate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kitty Porterfield, kporterfield@aasa.org, 703.774.6953

Universal Service Administrative Company Bringing Schools into Information Age

Alexandria, Va., May 1, 2013 – Daniel Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which oversees the Universal Services Fund’s Schools and Libraries program, more commonly known as E-Rate. The USAC was created by Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to promote the availability of quality telecommunication services at reasonable rates for all consumers across the country.

Domenech will serve on the USAC’s Schools and Libraries Committee which is working to accomplish the Federal Communication Commission goal to bring every school in America into the information age, by providing affordable telecommunications services to all eligible schools and libraries, especially those in rural and economically disadvantaged areas.

“If we are to prepare our students for life in the 21st century, then teaching and learning in our schools must happen with 21st century tools,” said Domenech. “The E-rate is key to opening the digital world to students all across the country. I am excited about the opportunity to represent our children at the national table where these decisions are being made.”

Domenech is one of 13 new appointees to the USAC, chosen after an extensive national search. His nomination was supported by Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D) and over 40 school districts and national and state-wide education and library associations. His term begins immediately.

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage.
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