Kane County ROE Gets $85K To Close Digital Gap Among Students

GENEVA, IL — The Kane County Regional Office of Education is set to receive more than $85,000 from a state grant that aims to help close the digital gap among students in Illinois.

The funds are meant to help the district cover the costs of e-learning devices and improve internet connectivity, according to a news release from the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker and ISBE officials announced Monday that 471 local school districts will receive funding totaling more than $80 million through the Digital Equity Formula Grant, established with funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

“With this commitment of $80 million in funding to closing the digital divide, we are building on the same goals we’ve pushed since the beginning of my administration, creating a pipeline of high-quality learning from cradle

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