Tools For Schools

The Tools for Schools program is a technology initiative consisting of the NET (Network Enterprise and Technology), TEC (Technology Enhanced Classroom), Apple sole source and Microsoft EES (Enrollment for Education Solutions) contracts.  These contracts provide products and services for end to end technology solutions for the PreK-12 environment in West Virginia.

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Technology System Specialist

A Technology Systems Specialist (TSS) is an individual designated to support technology systems at the local school or district level. Once being accepted into the program, individuals are encouraged to maintain up-to-date, relevant knowledge of industry standard technology and products. The following are minimum requirements for the TSS Credential, Superintendent recommendation, Associate Degree or higher and Technical Certification, which is either two basic level Technical Certifications or one advanced level Technical Certification.

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In 1998, the Universal Service Fund (USF) to schools and libraries, commonly referred to as E-rate, was implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) makes E-Rate applications for schools in association with statewide technology projects, leveraging Tools for Schools funding, statewide Internet access and state backbone.

The WVDE provides technical assistance with the E-rate application process to all West Virginia counties requesting funding, on behalf of all schools, and approves county technology plans. In addition to the applications, files for the counties/schools any clarifications or appeals needed for all Funding Years, as requested.

Materials to assist with the application process are provided in the private E-rate SharePoint Intranet site, available only to K-12 counties. The introduction to new information, the exchange of questions and answers and the provision for other technical assistance by WVDE allows counties and schools to maximize the benefits and cost discounts of E-rate.

E-rate Training Resources


Julia Legg at
Phone: 1-833-627-2833
Fax: 304-558-2584

Technology Planning

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  • Building 6, Room 750
    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330