: “Technology protection
measure” must be used to protect both minors and adults against
visual depictions that are (1) obscene, or, (2) child pornography,
or, with respect to use of computers with Internet access by minors,
(3) harmful to minors.
The filtering technology must be addressed
in the Internet safety policy and the administrative authority
must enforce the operation of such filtering or blocking technology
during any use of such computers by minors.
Monitoring: “A school administrative authority must
certify that its policy of Internet safety includes monitoring
the online activities of minors.”
Compliance: On the FCC Form 486, applicants certify compliance
with the CIPA requirements as of the start of services. Therefore,
the applicant must be in compliance when service begins. Discounts
or reimbursements can only be given if the applicant is in compliance.
Noncompliance with CIPA will result in the loss of E-rate funding
for the time period of noncompliance.
The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) will not request documentation
with the Form 486, but documentation must be kept by the applicant
for five years under the E-rate program and be made available
at any time upon request of the FCC. Make certain to document
the public meeting, Internet safety policy revisions, and filtering
procurement process. Certification is done on an annual basis.
Form 479: Since schools are part of a statewide application,
there is an additional form that will be required by the FCC/SLD.
Any applicants that are part of a consortium (someone else is
the billed entity) must submit signed certifications on the FCC
Form 479 to the billed entity (WVDE in this case) that leads the
consortium. These forms are NOT sent to the SLD or FCC, but rather
kept on file at the WVDE. If a school is part of more than one
consortium, the FCC Form 479 will have to be sent to each of the
Letter of Agency (LOA): Since the WVDE applies on behalf
of the schools in West Virginia, a Letter of Agency is collected
by the WVDE every three years for each county prior to submission
of the Form 471.
Additional questions on CIPA for West Virginia can be directed
to Julia Benincosa Legg at 304.558.7880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FCC CIPA Order
FCC Sixth Report and Order
FCC CIPA Information
Thomas: Legislative Information
Broadband Data Services
Schools and Libraries Division
West Virginia Policy 2460 (Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet)