As a part of our on-going “LEAD Serve Others Stations” initiative, we will continue to serve our families who are in need of the most assistance with additional resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are a LEAD family and are in need of Wi-Fi support, please don’t hesitate to complete our “LEAD Serve Others Stations” form, and a member of our Family and Community Engagement Team will follow up with you based on your unique needs.
LEAD established the “Serve Other Stations” after the tornadoes struck Nashville in March. This service has continued for families during the pandemic and will continue once it is over. The stations allow our families to reach out if they are in need of assistance with items ranging from household cleaning supplies to food and other needs, including internet connectivity.
Each of our LEAD students will be supplied with a Chromebook as a part of our remote learning program before the school year begins. As we look forward to our upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we want to ensure that students receive the highest quality of education along with the resources they need to succeed.
For these reasons, we are continuing outreach to families to ensure that 100 percent of our students have digital access to Wi-Fi so they can engage remotely. We understand that some families will need assistance in order to access the internet. As a part of our Serve Others Stations, we have committed to providing support to our LEAD families.
- To qualify, students must:
- Be currently enrolled at LEAD Public Schools.
- Not have wireless internet (Wi-Fi) at all or not have wireless internet (Wi-Fi) at home strong enough for your student to connect their devices and be able to complete their homework without websites loading slowly or being kicked offline.
- Due to limited availability, preference for hotspots will be given to those who meet the following criteria:
- Qualify for the MNPS’ Community Eligibility Program as measured by the direct certification numbers used for participants of government assistance programs. These programs include:
- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).
- Families who have a student(s) who is/are considered one of the following:
- A homeless child is a child identified as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or residing in a homeless shelter.
- A runaway child is identified by the local educational liaison through a program under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
- A migrant child is identified by the local educational liaison through section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 6399.
- A foster child is a child whose care and placement is the responsibility of a state or local welfare agency or who is placed by a court with a caretaker household.
Additionally, we are providing the following information from various internet providers to meet the needs of our diverse populations. You can find those listed in detail below.