Graduates of IDEA Public Schools need financial support for transportation to their homes or a permanent location as dorms around the country are closing. This fund would also help provide basic necessities such as rent and food when campus jobs are lost and school cafeterias closed. Your support would also offer support with technology assistance to participate in online learning. All donations raised through this fund will go directly to IDEA alumni.
Multiple IDEA families are losing their primary sources of income and are left without a way to pay for rent, electricity and other basic needs. At IDEA Public Schools, we are committed to the core value of team and family. All donations raised through this fund will go directly to IDEA families.
Our goal is for all IDEA students in grades 1-12 to have access to a laptop computer connected to the internet in their home by Wednesday, April 15th. IDEA’s operations team conducted an extensive text message survey of our families, garnering more than 21,000 responses. Through this outreach, IDEA discovered that 7,720 IDEA households do not have internet access separate from a smartphone and that most students did not have access to a laptop computer to complete assignments and connect with their teacher. After redistributing 17,000 laptops from IDEA schools there are still nearly 26,000 students without a computer.
We are seeking to provide each teacher with an improved computer camera to increase lesson detail for students and a speaker phone device to connect to laptops to improve teacher audio, current IDEA teacher laptops lack these high-level capabilities. All donations raised through this fund will support purchases of hardware and internet access for IDEA students and teachers. Note: IDEA is advocating for federal K-12 stimulus funding to support this effort, at this time these funds are not guaranteed and may take considerable time to be allocated to states and ultimately to students. Our students need our help now.
Technology Gap Across IDEA
Questions? Contact Advancement@ideapublicschools.org.
IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS A TUITION FREE, PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL – OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Yet, even though we are a public school, IDEA receives less funding overall from state and local sources in comparison to traditional public schools, and only a small amount of funding for facilities.
It will fund educational programs or bridge the college funding gap for our students. Your generosity can help our students matriculate to the college of their choice, not just the most affordable colleges, and go on to lead rewarding lives as productive members of their communities.