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It’s just 38 kids now, but sooner rather than later all needy kids in Bloomington schools could have high speed internet access at home thanks to the school district.

Bloomington schools superintendent Barry Reilly says high speed internet is as needed in the classroom as textbooks and notebooks.

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Reilly says high speed internet access is as needed in the classroom of 2015 as a pencil and notebook.

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Reilly’s problem is paying for the program. The district needs $27,000 for the connections next year (and $100,000 for all students in the years to come) but the school is short on funds.

Reilly hopes to find partners to pay for the at home connections, but says he hasn’t found any commitments yet.

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