[caption id="attachment_38023" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Houston schools will use software to help track e-Rate compliance."]Software can help track e-Rate compliance.[/caption]

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) will implement monitoring software to ensure that district employees abide by federal e-Rate compliance rules, after the district settled a lawsuit with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in which former district employees were accused of accepting gifts and meals from e-Rate vendors.

HISD is in the process of purchasing Hoover's Relationship Manager, which district e-Rate Compliance Manager Richard Patton said will help the district monitor its e-Rate vendors. The...

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