If your child qualifies for free or reduced-price meals at school, you may also qualify for a program that offers reduced-cost internet connection at your home. About 80 percent of David Douglas families qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. Many of them would also qualify for this program.
The Internet Essentials program through Comcast provides qualified families with low-cost, high-speed internet ($9.95 per month), with the promise that that fee will never increase. There are other benefits to the program, too, such as the option to purchase a new computer for only $150.
Presuming that families currently without internet access cannot see this article, we encourage you to spread the word among your David Douglas School District friends, neighbors and families. You can learn more about this program, and who qualifies, at the link below: