Monroe, Greene County K-12 schools help students access home internet

When COVID-19 forced schools to shutter and move entirely online, school corporations in and around Monroe County rushed to help students who didn’t have stable internet at home so they didn’t fall behind.

But affording home internet access was a problem for many families before the pandemic, and it will remain a problem after the pandemic subsides. While schools likely won’t close due to COVID-19 again, there will always be e-learning days caused by bad weather or emergencies, and students will always need internet to complete homework.

“It seems as though when we started moving into more electronic means of delivery of curriculum, it kind of coincided with the pandemic,” said Adam Terwilliger, director of information technology at the MCCSC. “We want to prepare students to be digital natives … but I think the pandemic accelerated our need.”

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