As thousands of students face a new reality for the end of the academic year, Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) management and operating contractor Mission Support & Test Services (MSTS) is proud to make a donation of $40,000 to The Public Education Foundation in Nevada.
“It is amazing to see members of the community stepping up to help bridge the digital divide in such a critical moment for education,” said Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “The Nevada National Security Site is a tremendous partner to the Clark County School District as well as the entire community.”
An estimated one-third of Clark County School District’s 320,000 students do not have access to computers or the internet while at home. MSTS’ contribution will be used to purchase Google Chromebooks for students to be able to continue their education during the COVID-19 distance learning period, which began March 16. Other organizations, such as Cox Communications, have joined the effort by providing low-cost internet service to families in need.
“This is how communities come together,” said MSTS President Mark Martinez. “The NNSS and MSTS invest in our local students year-round and are highly interested in advancing STEM in our community. Donating Chromebooks to help Clark County students keep current during the pandemic was an easy decision.”
For more information about the NNSS’ support to Nevada, visit https://www.nnss.gov/docs/fact_sheets/DOENV_0491.pdf.