Alabama’s local schools play a key role in the success of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program:
Because schools regularly communicate with students, the schools are in the best position to inform families about the availability of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program.
And because students enroll through their local schools in the National School Lunch Program (which is the key to eligibility for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program), the schools will be able to both confirm students’ existing eligibility for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program and sign up newly eligible students.
The State is grateful to the schools for their support. As Governor Ivey noted when she announced the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program:
“Despite the upheavals in our lives during the past few months and at least into the near future, children are our future and education is their foundation. This funding will expand internet access to allow more students to access distance learning while creating smaller classes in schools that provide those options and will also ensure their safety during the pandemic.”
In parallel to the State’s efforts to sign up internet service providers and inform students about how to use their vouchers, the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program has prepared guidance for local schools. You may view and download material from our ABC Toolkit for Administrators here: bit.ly/ToolkitABC. A guide to the content of the Toolkit can be found here: bit.ly/ToolkitABCGuide. These materials will be updated regularly.
If you have questions, representatives of schools can call (205) 538-1485 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.