FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 4,991
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554
In the Matter of )
Request for Review of the )
Decision of the )
Universal Service Administrator by )
Little Flower School ) File No. SLD-496130
Cincinnati, Ohio )
Schools and Libraries Universal Service ) CC Docket No. 02-6
Support Mechanism )
Adopted: March 30, 2011 Released: March 30, 2011
By the Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau:
1. We grant an appeal filed by Little Flower School (Little Flower) of a decision by the
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) reducing a discount sought in an application for
services under the E-rate program for funding year 2006.' Specifically, USAC reduced funding because
the applicant's requested discount level was not supported by sufficient documentation2 after Little
Flower inadvertently submitted the wrong document to USAC during the review process.' On appeal to
USAC, Little Flower provided USAC with the correct survey it sent to students, but USAC denied the
appeal because, at the time, USAC did not accept new information on appeal. Consistent with the
Academia Claret Order and other precedent, we grant the appeal and remand the underlying application
to USAC for further action consistent with this order.5 We direct USAC to use the documentation that
Little Flower submitted with its appeal to demonstrate support for Little Flower's discount level.
' See Letter from Linda Westendorf, Little Flower School, to Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications
Commission, CC Docket No. 02-6 (filed Jun. 19, 2006) (Little Flower Request for Review). Section 54.719(c) of
the Commission's rules provides that any person aggrieved by an action taken by a division of USAC may seek
review from the Commission. 47 C.F.R. 54.719(c). The E-rate program is more formally known as the schools
and libraries universal service program.
2 See Letter from USAC, Schools and Libraries Division, to Linda Westendorf, Little Flower School (dated Sep. 19,
2006) (Administrator's Decision on Appeal).
3 Little Flower Request for Review at 1. Little Flower submitted a sample survey to USAC that was missing the
home address line for the students. Id.
4 See Administrator's Decision on Appeal at 1.
5 See Requests for Review of the Decision of the Universal Service Administrator by Academia Claret, Puerto Rico,
et al., Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism, File Nos. SLD-401699, et al., CC Docket No.
02-6, Order, 21 FCC Red 10703 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2006) (Academia Claret Order); see also Requests for
Review of Decisions of the Universal Service Administrator by Explore Knowledge Academy Charter School, et al.,
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