Thursday, March 27, 2014

Local companies help families at Morse, Bell and Fulton get connected

Connect2Compete Event at Morse More than 100 families from Morse High, Bell Middle and Fulton K-8 recently had the opportunity to purchase computers and internet connectivity at reduced rates thanks to Computers 2 SD Kids and Cox Communications.

At an event at Morse High School organized by the cable company, local non-profit and San Diego Unified, families gathered to sign-up for Cox Internet service and to purchase refurbished computers. Representatives from both organizations were there to provide assistance so that families could walk away with Internet service and a refurbished computer – all in under one hour.

An enthusiastic Marne Foster, San Diego Unified board vice president, welcomed the families to the early-morning affair. She expressed how important it is for students and families to have access to computers and the internet and thanked both organizations for making it possible.

Getting connected is an important piece of the district’s Vision 2020 plan, and all district schools located in the Cox service area have the opportunity to get reduced rates for Internet and possibly computers under the Connect2Compete program. Ensuring students have access to the latest technology at home is key to improving student achievement and by having the right technology at home, parents can monitor their child’s performance and be more involved in their education.

Visit the Connect2Compete website to see if you are eligible for Internet connectivity at reduced rates. To learn more about hosting an enrollment event at your school, contact Jennifer Rodriguez in the District Communications office at