[caption id="attachment_90645" align="alignleft" width="150"] School personnel can't accept single gifts (including meals) worth more than $20, and they can't accept more than $50 in total gifts per year from the same service provider, according to new eRate rules.[/caption]

In its Sixth Report and Order, issued in September 2010, the Federal Communications Commission codified regulations regarding gifts from eRate service providers to align with the gift rules applicable to federal agencies. Several months later, eRate stakeholders are still trying to make sense of the new rules.

Applicants are now subject to federal law regarding gifts...

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