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OHIO Connectivity Initiative

Posted on: October 7, 2020

For Immediate Release- Ohio Public Schools


Ohio’s Connectivity Champions, one of three components of Ohio’s RemotEDx initiative, are available for live support starting at 8:00am today. Connectivity Champions provide additional support to Ohio’s K-12 students and families for remote learning.


What is RemotEDx?

RemotEDx is a new $15 million suite of remote education supports for schools funded by the Ohio Department of Education CARES Act state activity funds. Many organizations are working together to make each component of RemotEDx a reality: the Ohio Department of Education, Philanthropy Ohio, the Ohio Distance Learning Association, Ohio’s Educational Service Centers, INFOhio, Ohio’s Information Technology Centers (ITCs), and the Management Council. The Connectivity Champions will help schools and families implement the connectivity funded by the $50M BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant that was recently distributed to over 900 districts and schools in Ohio.


What does it mean for you?

It means Connectivity Champions will provide all Ohio school districts, community schools, JVSD, STEM, and non-public schools with support to get students connected to the internet from home. We are collaborating closely with our Connectivity Champions to help support students and their families with household connectivity to enable remote learning. If your students and parents are struggling with a home internet connection, the Connectivity Champions can help.


Where can you find the Connectivity Champions?

District administrators and parents can reach Ohio’s Connectivity Champions directly by webform at, by email or text at, and by phone at (844) K12-OHIO [(844) 512-6446].


Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about Ohio’s Connectivity Champions, please visit If you have questions about Ohio’s Connectivity Champions, please reach out to Joe Mancini at


Thank you,


Joseph E. Mancini

RemotEDx Connectivity Champion Coordinator

The Management Council