Closing the Digital Divide
We're all pulling the rope in the same direction to serve our kids! 750 San Mateo-Foster City School District students need internet to do online learning. We are all working together to bridge the digital divide. Our San Mateo City Council supported Sares Regis Education and Community Foundation to make a generous $5,000 donation to purchase hotspots for our students.
Councilmember Diane Papan and I both have kids in the public schools - and we serve together on the COVID-19 Subcommittee that recommended prioritizing resources for our schools to address the digital divide. Thanks to School Board Trustee Noelia Corzo for facilitating the connections and supporting this idea to become a reality. Everyone could use some good news right now, we need to celebrate the wins!
The San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation is receiving donations specifically to close the digital divide - fundraising aimed at covering the cost of Wi-Fi hotspot devices and subscriptions:
$110 gift will provide for a mobile hotspot device
$240 gift will provide Wi-Fi service for a year