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Clark County School District approves internet program for qualifying students

Posted at 11:22 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 02:22:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of Connect2Compete connections for qualifying students in CCSD households for the period of one year up to the approved amount of $4.8 million.

The connections are being purchased through the Technology and Information Systems Services Division using the General Fund and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant, according to the district.

View CCSD Aug. 13 agenda

The Cox Communsions Connect2Compete program for CCSD will provide high-speed internet and a comprehensive suite of online safety software tools including Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant filtering, which will block students from accessing dangerous or inappropriate websites when they are connected to the internet through their devices.

In order to support the district’s distance learning needs and the long-term goal for 1:1 device distribution, some households will require home internet with Wi-Fi for students to be connected to the CCSD learning management system, communication and collaboration systems, and online tools and resources to participate and succeed with their distance education.

The district is teaming up with Cox Communications and will be also buying 5,000 mobile hotspots for students who qualify.