School districts and charters schools planning to request software licenses for Early Intervention Programs are invited to attend an informational meeting this Thursday.
HB 513 provides $2.5 million for the collection of information and data about the use of interactive computer software for literacy or numeracy instruction, or both, and assessments for students in kindergarten and grade 1” by providing access to software from approved vendors.
USOE is responsible for purchasing and distributing those software resources to districts and charter schools throughout the state, and has purchased 5,000 student software licenses from each of the six vendors approved.
Phase two specifies that qualifying districts and charter schools may request software licenses from the USOE from any or all of the vendors who satisfied the criteria in Phase one. Software licenses will be purchased by the USOE and released to districts through a structured process that will include:
- A completed application and forms
- Certification of assurances statement
- Selection of participating districts through a system of geographic/demographic distribution
To assist districts and charter schools in becoming familiar with the vendors participating in this process, a vendor review meeting has been scheduled for Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at USOE. This meeting will be broadcasted live and recorded for later viewing. The six vendors selected through the request for proposals (RFP) process have been invited to do a 20-minute overview presentation.