BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Valley Strong Credit Union donated $25,000 to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Educational Services Foundation to support technology needs for distance learning at Kern County school districts.
KCSOS said funds will be used for the purchase of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hot spots for students as they continue their education through the use of technology and online learning.
“Valley Strong has been a wonderful partner, and I am not surprised they stepped up to support the technology needs of Kern County school districts. Their gift will mean that students who previously could not connect to distance learning options will now be able to do so. It means everything.”
KCSOS estimates the cost of technology to meet the needs of up to 40,000 students who do not have access to computers and/or internet connectivity adds up to more than $7 million.
“Valley Strong Credit Union has a proud and long-standing tradition of participating in the lives of students,” said Steve Renock, President/CEO for Valley Strong. “It is our hope this small gesture will serve as a way to ensure essential activities assisting our youth continue during these unprecedented times.”