Northampton County Schools and the Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority entered into a partnership on Sept. 29, to provide internet access cradle points to residents in the three housing authorities in Northampton County, according to a press release.

Tyrone Lindsey, executive director of the RCRHA, and his staff, along with Pamela Chamblee, superintendent of Northampton County Schools, directors and the Northampton County School Board met that morning to discuss the future of the partnership as well as install the access point for students and the general public as well. Students who live in and nearby the housing authority will have free access to the internet using the access points. The general public will also have access to the internet, however inappropriate/explicit sites and images will be blocked for everyone in accordance with the Child Internet Protection Act. The agreement between the two entities entails Northampton County Schools maintaining the devices, while Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority will provide power and a secure environment for the devices.

“We are so grateful to be able to engage in such a meaningful partnership with the housing authority to bring much needed internet services to our students,” said Chamblee. “There is nothing better to help change the lives of students and our families than to join together with our community partners to achieve common goals. We have a strong desire and we are driven to ensure our student needs are met with compassion and dignity.”

— Special to the Daily Herald