• Low-cost Internet for families

    All principals | Deadline: December 23

    As schools work to integrate technology into instruction, it is highly beneficial for families to have Internet access at home so that students can follow up on what they are learning in school. Comcast Internet Essentials, available to families of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals (FARMs), provides Internet access for $9.95 a month; eligible families can also purchase a laptop computer for only $149.99.

    During the week of December 15, all schools will receive flyers about this program, to be backpacked home with all students prior to the winter holiday break. Posters for display in schools will also be included.

    To be eligible for Comcast Internet Essentials, families must

    • live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available;
    • have at least one child eligible for the National School LunchProgram (or who attends a school that has a FARMs-eligible rate of 70 percent or higher);
    • have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days; and
    • have no debt to Comcast that is under one year old.

    Principals and other school staff are invited to contact Antoine Banks at Comcast (410-513-0409 or email) with any questions about the program. Families can learn more about the program and apply online.

    View other items in the December 4, 2014, Leadership Action Update