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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ruthless Red Light

One of my clients has Web hosting supplied by TeacherWeb, and the SLD has reversed itself and decided that this particular type of Web hosting is not eligible for funding. A Commitment Adjustment was made for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, taking away all funding. I appealed that decision to the SLD and the FCC (since two funding years were involved, there were two appealable actions, so I appealed one action to each of them).

But appeal or no appeal, you still have to pay the money. So now the district has to return the funding and wait until the appeal is approved, and then get it back. That wasn't a big deal last year, when the FCC dealt Scroogishly with appeals, but now that the FCC is acting like it's had a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, it seems more fair to have the payment requirement suspended until appeals are resolved.

1 comment:

  1. And a mere 5 and a half years later, the appeal was granted. Interestingly, the 486 filed 7 years ago is still valid, even though the FRN was un-approved in the meantime. We do have to file a new BEAR; hopefully the service provider's accounting system won't be too freaked by seeing the same reimbursement come through twice.

    And all this for $246.