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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">Please Add your School’s Name to Support a State Matching E-Rate Fiber Build Fund
</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="m-3399343703809284353gmail-"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">The New Hampshire Department of Education has requested $4 million from the state legislature for our E-rate fiber
 match fund.&nbsp;This funding would help NH schools in need of building capacity for fiber infrastructure for digital learning. We would like your support in getting the fund approved. The New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative has written a letter that calls
 on the New Hampshire state legislature to approve the budget request. We plan to present this letter to the legislature during the 2017 session.</span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="m-3399343703809284353gmail-"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Can we add your name to this letter?&nbsp;</span></span><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSyWVa7o8HDQQYDW2xS_TE-wfBU5BDIHw6RdQsrM_T2KqScw/viewform?entry.1112372331&amp;entry.305227109&amp;entry.1918733931&amp;entry.1189754891" target="_blank">Please
 click on this form</a></span></b><span class="m-3399343703809284353gmail-"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"> to read the full letter and add your Name, Title, Organization, and Email address.
</span></b></span><span class="m-3399343703809284353gmail-"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Once you are done, please press SUBMIT to add your info. We are collecting the names of education leaders across the
 state.&nbsp;Please forward this to any SAU or district leaders who you think would be interested.</span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">This letter has been already been signed by the following Schools and Districts: &nbsp;Bow School District,&nbsp;Cawley Middle School,&nbsp;Colebrook School District, Deerfield
 School District, Hampton School District,&nbsp;Hopkinton Middle High School, Lebanon School District,&nbsp;Manchester School District,&nbsp;Monadnock Regional School District,&nbsp;Moultonborough School District, Mountain View Middle School, Nashua School District, NH Department
 of Education,&nbsp;NHSLMA,&nbsp;NHSTE,&nbsp;Sanborn Regional School District, SAU 6, SAU 19, SAU 23, SAU 61, and Swasey Central School.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">If your school is not on the list, please consider signing.&nbsp; We are currently looking for school support, especially from districts that are planning fiber
 build projects, or would like to plan them.&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">We appreciate your support to prepare our students for the 21st century learning. We will keep you posted on our progress and next steps.</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Thanks!<br>
New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="m-3399343703809284353gmail-1"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Learn more at
<a href="http://www.nheon.org/nhsci">www.nheon.org/nhsci</a>. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<i>~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri</i></span><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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