Event Calendar

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pupil Transportation and the Emergency Connectivity Fund

Start Date: 6/10/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/10/2021 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Available Exclusively to NAPT® ACTS! Subscribers

Location:
https://rethinkedu.io/napt/
United States 

Organization Name: National Association for Pupil Transporation

Contact:
Angela Kelly
Email: angela.kelly@napt.org
Phone: (800) 989-6278

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Last month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ESF), which includes funding for Wi-Fi hot spots for school buses. 
  
The report and order for the launch states "we allow schools and libraries to use Emergency Connectivity Fund Program support to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots for school buses and bookmobiles to provide off-campus broadband services to students, school staff, and library patrons who currently lack sufficient broadband access." The report goes on to say "deploying Wi-Fi hotspots on schools buses or bookmobiles is a cost-effective means by which to provide much-needed connectivity to those students, school staff, and library patrons in areas with limited options."

School districts are now left asking the question: what does this mean for us?
  
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1pm EST Mike Martin, Executive Director of NAPT® will sit down with Kajeet SVP and General Manager of Education, Michael Flood to explore the Emergency Connectivity Fund and what NAPT® members need to know.
  
Questions can be asked live or submitted in the
NAPT® ACTS! Finance Forum prior to the webinar. You must be logged into your profile to access the community for comment.

This webinar is designed for any and all K12 education professionals.
  

Learning Objectives/Outcome:
  • Quick overview of the E-RATE program
  • Discuss school bus Wi-Fi cases and benefits
  • Comprehensive examination of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to help gain a complete understanding of eligibility, timing, process, and when funding will be received
Webinar Information:
  • Pupil Transportation and the Emergency Connectivity Fund
  • Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. EST 
  • How to Watch: Available Live and On-Demand on NAPT® ACTS!Note: you must be logged into your RethinkEDU profile to access the webinar.
  • Speaker: Michael Flood, Kajeet SVP and General Manager of Education