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Connecting Kids reports 96.6% Nevada students have internet for distance learning

Posted at 8:11 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 12:14:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Connecting Kids, a statewide initiative formed in part by the Nevada COVID-19 task force along with other community organizations, says 96.6% of students engaged in distance learning across the state have access to reliable internet, 96.4% have a device, and that 94.2% responded to the roll call.

As of Sept. 9, the coalition says there were 489,817 students enrolled in schools across the state. 28,585 have not yet responded to the roll call, 15,836 have an expressed need for reliable internet connectivity and 16,506 have an expressed need for a device.

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Connecting Kids continues to work in tandem with each school district and community organizations to ensure that all students are accounted for.

Families living in the Clark County School District should call the Family Support Center at 888-616-2476 or their school for help accessing subsidized connectivity or a device.

Students living in all other school districts are encouraged to contact their local school to attain help and additional services.

To learn more visit ConnectingKidsNV.org.