Georgetown ISD has yet to receive its order of Wi-Fi hot spots that are to be lent to students who do not have access to the internet while distance learning, according to an April 23 letter to parents.
GISD Executive Director of Communications Melinda Brasher said the vendor has not been forthright with the district in its ability to deliver the devices in a timely manner.
GISD students began receiving graded distance learning assignments from teachers April 6. Brasher said teachers of students who do not have access to internet are responsible for connecting with families and ensuring learning is still occurring.
Brasher added as soon as the hot spots are received they will be distributed.
The district continues to offer Chromebooks for checkout to students in need. Due to low demand, the district has paused organized device lending at its high schools. Students who just need a Chromebook and already have internet at home can call 512-943-5005 and arrange to pick one up at the Technology Center at 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown.
On April 17, Gov. Greg Abbott announced districts would be closed for the remainder of the school year. GISD distance learning will continue through May 28.
Georgetown ISD still awaits Wi-Fi hot spots as distance learning ends its third week
Georgetown ISD still awaits Wi-Fi hot spots as distance learning ends its third week. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)