November 5th, 2020
Kane County Regional Office of Education
KANE COUNTY REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION HELPS TO
SECURE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET FOR FAMILIES AT HESED HOUSE
High-Speed Internet Ensures Students Residing in
Hesed House will have Access to Online Learning
Geneva, IL. (November 5, 2020) – The Kane County Regional Office of Education recently helped facilitate the implementation of a new internet service at Hesed House in Aurora, IL.
In light of the educational disparities caused by COVID-19, the Illinois State Board of Education obtained federal funds to create the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant. The ROE used part of this grant to do a needs assessment of all the areas of the region and received input from our staff doing community outreach. We found that Hesed House was in need of network help. The ROE provided guidance and consulting in the selection of service and logistics.
Through grants from Online Aurora and Aurora-based company Scientel Solutions, the ROE helped to facilitate discussion and coordinate the execution of new high-speed internet in the facility to ensure the students residing in this facility are still able to access education.
“Any time we can reach out and help address the inequities in education, we feel as if a step in the right direction has been made,” says Regional Superintendent, Patricia Dal Santo. “The pandemic has shone a new light on these inequities, and we are working hard to address them.”
With COVID-19 displacing families from their homes, safeguarding that every child has high access to high-speed internet and in turn access to quality education.
Some companies are still providing reduced-cost access to the internet for families that qualify.
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