Cost Formula Work Group 2019 for 2020 Agenda

February 26, 2019, 9 am

SCLS Headquarters, Chester Room


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1.      Call to Order

a.      Introduction of guests/visitors

b.      Changes/Additions to the Agenda

c.       Requests to address the Committee


2.      Approval of previous meeting minutes: N/A


3.      Action Items

a.      Approve Charge: Workgroup will determine directions for fee and budget development into the future.

b.      Approve Tenets

                                                              i.      There is an advantage to the community as a whole if all SCLS libraries participate in the ILS and SCLS network

                                                             ii.      Technology, Network and ILS services should have separate fees

                                                           iii.      Factors used in the formulas will be taken from easily accessible data

                                                           iv.      The formula will generate fees to cover the costs of the services included

                                                             v.      Continue to invest enough for current and future services

                                                           vi.      Network costs are postalized Need to evaluate


2.      Discussion

a.      Offset cost of new wireless access points for access already supported by the SCLS network

b.      Revise startup fees for libraries joining SCLS Technology and/or ILS Services

c.       Assess Network Fee formula to comply better for E-rate and TEACH grants

                                                              i.      Postalization vs. Actual Costs

d.      Review current fee documents

e.      Any other proposed changes?

3.      Plan for Next meeting: Tuesday, March 12 at 9 am


4.      Adjournment


For more information about the Cost Formula Work Group, contact Vicki Teal Lovely.

Cost Formula Work Group/Agenda/02-26-2019