Cox and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation have teamed up to help support Clark County School District (CCSD) educators with grants that upgrade their technology as they teach students through distance learning.
Cox will provide selected teachers with complimentary high-speed internet service for up to nine months to cover the 2020-2021 school year. The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation will provide a monetary award up to $50,000 through $250 – $500 grants toward technology and education tools that aid with virtual teaching.
All eligible CCSD teachers will receive the application directly via the CCSD Partnership Program. Application link will also be available at www.vegasgoldenknights.com beginning Sept. 8. Grants will be awarded in early October.
“Teachers are truly the unsung heroes of our community, and we want to do our part to support them with our internet service so they can effectively reach their students,” said Cox Vice President and Las Vegas Market Leader Michael F. Bolognini. “We know distance learning presents unique challenges for everyone involved and believe that upgraded technology and robust internet speeds for our educators working from home will help teachers and their students alike.”
In order to be considered, applicants must be a legal resident of Clark County, Nevada; at least 18 years of age or older; a current employed teacher of the Clark County School District actively practicing distance education from a residential address located within Cox’s Southern Nevada service area, and submit a completed application by September 18, 2020.
“The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is proud to partner with Cox Communications and CCSD to assist our teachers in ensuring they have the proper equipment to continue teaching virtually during these unprecedented times,” said Kim Frank, Vegas Golden Knights Foundation President.