Support Grows for Domenech’s Bid to Serve on USAC Board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 28, 2013 – The nomination of Daniel A. Domenech to the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors has gained widespread support. Vying to serve on the USAC Board for a second consecutive term, Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, received support from 64 education agencies, 34 school districts from 20 states (including a Canadian district), 13 state education administrator associations and 17 national organizations.
USAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated by the Federal Communications Commission as the administrator of the universal service fund. USAC collects contributions from telecommunications carriers and administers support programs designed to help communities across the country secure access to affordable telecommunications services.
The 19-member USAC Board oversees the E-Rate program, a federal program funded through telecommunications companies that helps school districts afford communications connectivity, including the Internet. Under Domenech’s leadership, AASA has been a strong supporter of E-Rate, a critical component in our nation’s effort to expand innovative technologies.
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. Information on AASA Children’s Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.