PRESS RELEASE: Harrison Hills School District Launches Pilot WiFi Program
June 9, 2020
Ohio natural gas and oil industry grant provides WiFi hotspots for at-home use
Cadiz, OH – Harrison Hills City School District launched a WiFi hotspot pilot program thanks to a grant from Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry. The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)’s $1,500 grant enables the district to purchase WiFi hotspots for students who lack Internet access at home and, if successful, will be expanded across the district next school year.
“In today’s world, learning is taking place beyond the classroom walls. A lack of reliable, high-speed Internet access makes this a very real challenge for some students, putting them at a learning disadvantage,” said Dana Snider, Superintendent at Harrison City School District. “This generous grant from Ohio’s natural gas and oil producers is a start in helping to bridge that gap for many of our district’s families.”
Last month, OOGEEP donated WiFi hotspots to the St. Clairsville City School District to help students complete virtual learning programs.
“No student should have to worry about falling behind because of a lack of home Internet access,” said Kennedy Copeland, OOGEEP spokeswoman. “Unfortunately, in many Ohio communities, there is a significant need for broadband Internet and the natural gas and oil industry is proud to help school districts meet that need, help students get online, and ensure kids have a strong technology foundation for college and careers.”
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio on behalf of Ohio’s natural gas and crude oil producers. The primary goal of these programs is to educate Ohio’s general public by focusing on industry research, teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, career and workforce development, landowner and guest speaker programs. Engage with us via oogeep.org, like us Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.Tweet