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File #: 20-499    Version: 1
Type: Strategic Support Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on Digital Access and Inclusion for Schools during COVID-19.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Presentation, 3. Letters from the Public

...Title

Update on Digital Access and Inclusion for Schools during COVID-19.

...Recommendations

(a) Accept staff report on expanding digital inclusion to households of school aged students through various partnerships.

(b Approve a letter for signature by Council and distribution to internet service providers serving San José to take the following actions in light of the continuing COVID-19 emergency:

                     (1) Extend the interim free service at least through July 31, 2020;

                     (2) Sign up households who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) without requiring a letter from the school at this time because they are closed and unable to provide verification of eligibility until later in 2020;

                     (3) Establish a process to designate all families in schools with a high percentage of NSLP students to be eligible for the program by “auto-enrolling” the school.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-009, Staff Reports, Assessments, Annual Reports, and Informational Memos that involve no approvals of any City action. (City Manager)