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School technology fund to end in June

Internet access and personal devices were once privileges in schools. Today, they’re essential drivers of education.

“When a family comes to us asking for help in getting internet access, it’s the same as asking for a book,” said Scott McDaniel, Battle Ground Public Schools’ director of technology services.

“It’s no different than asking for a pencil.”

One federal funding program, the Emergency Connectivity Fund has helped to provide tech resources to facilitate remote education for disadvantaged students and those in rural areas throughout the pandemic — but it has one problem.