COLUMBUS — Five Mahoning Valley school districts have been awarded BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grants.
The money was allocated through the CARES Act to expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students using remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis.
The school districts and grant amounts are:
- Youngstown, $151,465;
- Austintown, $141,154;
- Campbell, $151,466;
- Struthers, $72,794;
- Lowellville, $21,811.
“Providing our children with the best education possible during a pandemic has its challenges,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, said in a news release. “I’m thankful this grant money can be put to use in helping our children succeed at such a critical time in their development.”