Students at Byrd

Goochland County Public Schools is one of nine school divisions in Virginia to receive a $30,000 grant from Kajeet to support digital access initiatives.

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), Kajeet and VSBA partnered to launch the Virginia Education Broadband Grant program. Grant funds can be used for Kajeet Education Broadband solutions, including WiFi hotspots, school bus WiFi, LTE-embedded Chromebooks, and routers.

“We are thrilled for the Kajeet 2022 Virginia Education Broadband Grant winners and congratulate all the applicants looking to increase education-focused connectivity for their students,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and Founder of Kajeet. “Our partnership with VBSA is a significant way for us to stay focused on closing the homework gap that exists for far too many students in Virginia. We believe this investment will enable students to achieve greater success and improve many lives.”

GCPS plans to use the grant to support efforts to provide devices that connect students to the Internet. Students need reliable connections to complete online assignments, study for exams, or access additional educational resources while at home or on a school bus. Kajeet products include firewall protection and robust filtering, including CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act)-compliant filters to ensure secure devices.

 “VSBA is thrilled to partner with Kajeet to help local divisions around the state improve on their broadband initiatives,” said Gina Patterson, Executive Director of VSBA. “We look forward to continuing the relationship with Kajeet to help even more divisions around the state with their broadband needs.”