Blackfoot helps schools with remote learning

| May 20, 2020 4:36 PM

As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackfoot Communications is committed to helping its communities lessen any challenges during this difficult time.

This includes assisting its schools with remote learning.

The Electronic Equipment in Education Program is a joint partnership between Blackfoot, Energy Partners and Missoula Electric Cooperative.

Through their program, they are providing its schools with additional funding for technology needs to ensure educators and students can participate in remote learning.

On behalf of program partners, a donation of more than $30,000 is being distributed across more than 100 schools to help with technology expenses.

Mineral County Public Schools in Alberton, St. Regis and Superior received $2,655. Sanders County Public Schools in Dixon, Hot Springs, Noxon, Plains, Thompson Falls and Trout Creek were awarded a total of $4,720.

In all, the 2020 EEE Program awarded approximately $31,000 to 105 local public schools within the Blackfoot, Missoula Electric and Energy Partners rural service territories.

It is committed to enhancing educational opportunities and understand the importance of keeping up with today’s rapidly changing learning tools.

The program is funded primarily through a portion of our member investments. As three local cooperatives, the program upholds our core principles of supporting education and giving back to the communities we serve.