Fire departments, churches play role in helping students online
Fire departments, local churches and community centers could play a big role in helping students in western NC with online learning in the fall.
the left part of it. Look, here's right. It's unconventional, conducting class online. But this is what so many students across the country will most likely be doing this fall semester. We will do everything in our power to make sure they have everything they need. For districts like Jackson County, there's an added challenge that comes with doing this In rural areas. WiFi and Internet accessibility is a huge need. It's a huge problem for a significant portion of our student base. Jeremiah Jackson serves as chief technology officer, four Jackson County schools. He says he's been working all summer to make sure those students who want to learn remotely conduce. So we ordered some hot spots that through a company conquered gene, which provides a filtered Internet providing service that we can give to our students. Right now, in Jackson County schools, 25 to 30% of families have limited Internet capabilities. They also don't have cell phone service, so giving them a hot spot really is not a solution for that