The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) approved $9.2 million in funding annually for five years for student mobile devices and supporting software, curriculum, and training.
Multiple Kajeet products are eligible for reimbursement, including: the Kajeet SmartSpot®, the CTL Chromebook NL7, and the Chromebook case. Contact Kajeet today to get started.
Every Wisconsin school or school district - public, charter, private, or tribal, Is eligible to receive $125 per ninth-grade student for the next five years.
The Grant requires eligible school districts to match the grant's reimbursed amounts. Purchases made from July 1, 2018 through July 30, 2019 are eligible for reimbursement.
The Wisconsin grant will reimburse the following purchases of mobile devices:
Every school district is required to match the amount of grant funds they are requesting, i.e. a school district requests $10,000 from the grant, they must spend $10,000 in eligible purchases.
Below is the list of eligible items to satisfy matching grant reimbursement requirements (school districts may also match with mobile devices).
You can purchase the following Kajeet solutions to match the Wisconsin grant funds: Kajeet SmartSpot, data plan for the Kajeet SmartSpot device(s), Chromebook, Chromebook case, and the Kajeet MDM for ChromeOS.
There are already so many districts in Wisconsin doing great work to close the Homework Gap, and we would like to highlight just a few of those who provide Internet to help their students succeed.
Diane Doersch, the chief technology and information officer of Green Bay Area Public School District was tasked with ensuring all students across their 41 schools had access to Internet after school – not the easiest task.
Mineral Point School District says on average, students have suitable Internet coverage at home, but the outliers – such as those in the alternative program or in rural areas – lack the same Internet as their peers.
This school district began providing 1:1 laptops to their students over seven years ago. But the district was aware of the 10 percent of students who did not have Internet access at home.