School Board Special Called Meeting

The Lee County School Board will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, April 20 at 6pm at the School Board Office. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and consider personnel along with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural utility Service Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant.

With the 2021-22 school year being held with all in-person classes, the school board is needing to ensure they have the right personnel in the correct places to ensure that all state requirements are met.

The school board will also discuss the opportunity provided by The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. This grant program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another.

Grant funds may be used for acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
Broadband facilities
Audio, video and interactive video equipment
Terminal and data terminal equipment
Computer hardware, network components and software
Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services
Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment

The board will be required to match 15% of the grant-only awards and these funds cannot be from another federal source.

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