District Moves to Assist with Connectivity Issues

District Moves to Assist with Connectivity Issues

Statement from KCKPS:

We are aware there are areas in our community that do not have tower strengths to receive wi-fi. With the implementation of remote learning and the distribution of hotspots to households without internet, we have identified students who continue to struggle with connectivity and are not able to access instruction or assignments.

In an effort to make learning accessible for all, the Board of Education approved a measure that allows schools to open up their gymnasiums or large spaces to provide students time to connect to internet and access synchronous and asynchronous learning and assignments.

Students will be contacted by their school in order to make an appointment.  Keeping with the guidance of the Wyandotte County Health Department, all preventive health measures will be implemented to include completing a daily health questionnaire before entering, wearing masks, social distancing and deep cleaning between appointments/sessions.

KCKPS also recognizes the need for this assistance could potentially decrease over time with the passing of a partnership with Spectrum that will put free internet into 6,600 homes.

Posted September 23, 2020

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