Flint schools families can still get free internet access, technology for students

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FLINT, MI — No family could prepare for what the 2020 school year would bring.With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to plague the country, most students in Genesee County are learning remotely.Flint is no exception.Flint Community Schools Superintendent Anita Steward is asking families still in need of access to technology or internet to contact their child’s school building. The district is able to provide Chromebooks and hotspots to all families who have requested them.The district has also learned that Comcast will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible customers through the end of 2020, Steward said. The Internet Essentials from Comcast program provides low-income families free internet for 60 days and a reduced price after the free trial. Details on the program can be found here. “Flint Community Schools is committed to a high-quality learning experience for all students,” Steward said.Educators go door-to-door to connect with Flint children missing from virtual classA north Flint Census and school supply event was also held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Hasselbring Senior Center, 1002 W Home Ave. The event included resources and information for families, free books and school supplies, community safety information, balloon …

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