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Patch: 4 Nassau School Districts Awarded Funding For Improved Technology
More than $650,000 is being given for digital equipment to give students better off-campus learning options, the office of Rep. Rice said.
MALVERNE, NY — To help provide students a better learning experience, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04) announced on Thursday the Federal Communications Commission is committing more than $650,000 to fund four Nassau County school districts.
Money will be used for purchasing devices and access to broadband connectivity to support off-campus studying.
The four school districts receiving the technology are the Roosevelt Union Free School District ($600,000), Franklin Square Union Free School District ($76,440), East Rockaway School District ($1,200) and Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne ($12,000), Rep. Rice's office said.
"One of the great challenges of the pandemic has been ensuring our students are still receiving the high-quality education they deserve," Rice said in a statement. "The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a vital program in this effort, serving as a lifeline for schools that have struggled with the high costs of remote learning over the past year and a half."
"This funding will be a tremendous asset for the Roosevelt Union Free School District's ongoing mission to maintain a consistent, academic experience for our students," Dr. Deborah Wortham, Superintendent of Roosevelt Union Free School District, said.
The funding is available for the purchase of laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons in need.