“Virtual KISD” preparing to educate

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Kerrville Independent School District Superintendent Mark Foust sent a letter to parents describing the preparations that are taking place district-wide to get ready to educate students remotely. Teachers have been attending virtual meetings and training this week, and another communication will be sent to parents on Thursday.

Devices

The district understands that some students may not currently have access to a proper device to participate in online learning. A survey of all students was conducted to determine the students’ needs, and KISD ordered 400 T-Mobile internet hotspots that should be available within the next 10 days. But if a student does not have access to the internet on a proper device in the mean time, campuses will have “learning packets” available.

Students that need devices — according to the survey — are being contacted by the district at this time to check out devices to them.

FAQ

KISD also transmitted an “FAQ” (frequently asked questions) about distance learning. Both the letter and the FAQ are available below.

Virtual KISD and Device Check Out Final 3.25.20 by Aaron Yates on Scribd

Kisd Faq 032520 Final by Aaron Yates on Scribd