Northampton County Broadband Voucher Program Announced
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the growing digital divide between students with home broadband internet access and students without access was a growing concern. The move to online learning due to the pandemic accelerated those concerns.
Fortunately, the County of Northampton responded to BASD's concerns and designed this first of a kind program that provides grant funded vouchers to Northampton County families with financial need to pay for broadband internet access in partnership with RCN and Service Electric.
The County provides the vouchers to the school districts and the districts identify families without access and with financial need and provide those families with vouchers.
Bethlehem Area School District Supervisor of Professional Development and Technology Integration; Educational Programs, Mark James
Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy