Some school districts in California may receive benefits from two separate settlements: the California Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program and the Microsoft California Government Entities Settlement.
The deadline for making purchases for voucher redemption through the Microsoft California Government Entities Settlement is April 13, 2012.
The deadline for making purchases for voucher redemption through the California Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program is September 25, 2013.
For information about the differences between the settlements, including contact information for the Claims Administrator of the California Government Entities settlement. Please refer to Section G of the FAQ.
Do you have unused funds in the Ed Tech K-12 Voucher program?
Many districts and charters that received the Ed Tech K-12 Voucher grants have a substantial amount of unused funds. In an attempt to draw attention to the voucher balances for districts and charters, the parties to the settlement and the CDE have decided to send out the information through listserv messages and flyers at conferences. We hope this will bring some attention to available funds that schools could surely use during these lean times. We hope you can assist us to disseminate this information by sending out the EdTech K12 Voucher flyer (DOC) though your listservs and newsletters.
Second Cy Pres Distribution
More information about the second cy pres distribution including eligibility and amount available.
Background information about the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program including "Purpose of the Program," "Eligibility Criteria," and "Amount Available in Vouchers to Eligible Districts and Schools," for the first and second cy pres distributions.
K-12 Voucher FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to the status of the settlement, eligibility, and the use of the vouchers.
Voucher Redemption Guidance
Information on how to plan purchases to ensure that they will be eligible for redemption under this program, including the redemption documentation requirements.
Application forms as well as lists of Approved Providers for Information Technology and Professional Development Services.
Informational Program Video
First Cy Pres Distribution
Information to prepare and complete the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program online RFA, for the first cy pres distribution completed on June 30, 2008. The RFA is not for the second cy pres distribution.
*Approval of these agencies only means that they have met the minimum criteria for Information Technology of Professional Development services under this program and is not an endorsement of the quality of its products or services by the California Department of Education or any of the parties to the antitrust settlement. See the Approved Provider FAQ's for more information.