EVSC Improving Internet Access for Virtual Learning Possibilities

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is bolstering its virtual learning resources to prepare for the possibility of more students going remote.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 10:14 AM
Updated: Nov 24, 2020 10:34 AM

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) is one of several Tri-State districts continuing in-person instruction, but the corporation is still preparing for the possibility of more students learning remotely.

On Monday, the school board signed off on a new contract with T-Mobile that will add 250 additional mobile hotspots.

The number of new hotspots is based on the number of students currently on free or reduced lunch, helping schools to determine which students may need internet access the most.

"What these hotspots allow us to do is if we're in a situation where we would be virtual or if a student would have to be in an e-learning situation because of possibly testing positive or being a close contact these hotspots will ensure they have access to the Internet," explained EVSC Spokesperson Jason Woekenberg.

Officials with EVSC say that the school board works closely with health leaders in deciding the fate of in-person instruction, adding that before they would shut down the entire district, individual schools impacted the hardest by COVID-19 could be closed first. 


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