Welcome to District 196 where we are dedicated to helping learners explore their infinite possibilities.
Parents and guardians play a critical role in the education of their children. Students are successful when families and schools work together. District 196 is committed to working with parents and guardians to ensure they have the tools needed to support student achievement. The information and resources linked in this section are designed to keep parents connected to their child’s academic success.
Free and Low-Cost Internet Access for Qualifying Families
The Emergency Broadband Benefits Program is part of the most recent stimulus package passed by Congress to assist families in need to get access to Internet services. There are several qualifying factors to be eligible for this program including qualifying to participate in the Educational Benefits Program (formerly called the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program.)
This program provides up to $50/month to cover the cost of Internet service to the home. Below are resources to help you determine if this program is right for you. If you find you don't qualify for this service and need assistance with Internet access at home to allow your child(ren) to complete their schoolwork, please contact your child's school. Learn more >