New chamber fund helps Bellevue students access internet

The fundraising effort supports the hundreds of kids in the district without high-speed internet

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:44pm
  • News

To help Bellevue students have internet access as online schooling starts the 2020-21 school year, Bellevue Chamber Foundation has launched a Student Connectivity Fund.

The fundraising campaign helps Bellevue School District students receive high-speed internet. Bellevue Chamber of Commerce President Joe Fain stated in a press release that almost 800 students with Bellevue School District lack fast internet.

“What was once considered a luxury item is now an irreplaceable part of the virtual education experience,” Fain stated.

The fund is in partnership with Bellevue School District and uses internet provider Comcast’s Internet Essentials Partnership Program, that works with over 70 districts across the country.

Those interested in donated can find with through the Bellevue Chamber website. School district Superintendent Ivan Duran, in a press release, thanked the chamber and Comcast for the partnership as the district faces the challenges of an online-only education system.

“This program ensures that we are serving each and every one of our students so that they may become creators of their future world” Duran stated.


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