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Canton City Council Authorizes Grant For CCS Hotspots

The district is pleased to announce that the City of Canton has authorized a grant of $500,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Canton City Schools. The district will use the money to purchase Wifi hotspots for students in need. Currently, the district has 600 devices and intends to purchase about 3,200 more. 


Superintendent Jeff Talbert expressed his thanks to Mayor Thomas Bernabei and the City Council saying, “We are grateful and proud to partner with the city to help ensure more equitable access to our remote lessons across the district.” 


As classes resume September 8, nearly half of the district’s Preschool-5 students will be on 100 percent remote instruction. The grades 6-12 Virtual Academy and face-to-face hybrid models also require reliable internet service.


“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canton City Schools and its dedicated staff members have worked to meet the needs of its families,” Talbert said. “We will continue our mission to inspire confident, creative, and open-minded learners wherever their classroom may be.”