COLUMBUS – State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the local recipients of the Broadband Ohio Connectivity Grant program. Awards from the Governor’s office were given to the following area schools:
$151,466 to the Columbus City School District
$13,900 to the Gahanna-Jefferson City SD
$20,000 to Marburn Academy
$94,002 to Westerville City SD
$151,466 to Cornerstone Academy Community School
“In this era of seemingly ubiquitous Internet access and cell phone proliferation, it can be surprising that not everyone has broadband options,” said Rep. Lightbody. “Yet the virus made it quite clear that many students and their families were unable to participate as fully in online options or communication platforms that were available to others. Such inequities will be addressed with this grant program, and I am pleased that schools in District 19 will benefit as well as districts across the state. We work for you.”
A complete of list of all recipients of the grant can be found at https://ohio-k12.help/broadbandohio-connectivity-grant/.