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Warren Hills Regional School District Superintendent Earl Clymer III says an inservice day on March 11, 2020, will help prepare for educating students outside of the classroom if the coronavirus forces schools to close for a time.
The Austin Independent School District says it has deployed 110 buses with Wi-Fi to neighborhoods and apartments where home internet access is least likely. Last Friday, the school district announced its school buildings are closed indefinitely as classes move online to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Within this transition comes complication, mainly with low-income families who will have a hard time adjusting to this change in scenery, either due to lack of resources, internet connection, etc.
Roanoke County Public Schools will provide hot spots in the fall to students who are without internet access, as the Roanoke County School Board approved the purchase after a half-hour discussion Tuesday evening.
Kajeet has launched its second-annual Homework Gap Grant program, which provides mobile hotspots to schools to distribute to students who may not have internet access at home.
Jamarco Prim was one of the first students at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City Public Schools to check out a new, small internet hot spot device Thursday. It will give him filtered access so that he can complete his school work.