Virginia school district using drones to help gets books to students to read over summer
Summer break may have started for many students around the country. That certainly doesn't mean kids have to stop reading. One Virginia school district is going above and beyond, literally, to help students get a good book to read.
HOW ONE FAMILY SUMMER BREAK MAY HAVE STARTED FOR MANY STUDENTS AROUND OUR COUNTRY BUT THAT CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN KIDS HAVE TO STOP READING. IN FACT ONE VIRGINIA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND MAKING SURE STUDENTS HAVE EASY ACCESS TO A GOOD BOOK THIS SUMMER. THE FIRST OF ITS KIND DELIVERY PROCESS. >> WHEN YOU LOOK UP IN THE SKY THIS SUMMER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, YOU MIGHT SEE BOOKS FLYING BY AT 65 MILES PER HOUR. >> WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. >> WING MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE JACOB SAYS MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIAL SECURITY THE FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE WORLD TO MAKE BOOKS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS BY DRONE. >> STUDENTS REQUEST BOOKS THROUGH A FORM THAT THE SCHOOL PUT TOGETHER. AFTER THEY REQUEST THEY WORK WITH THE STUDENTS TO FIGURE OUT WHICH BOOKS TO GET AND SHE PULLS THE BOOKS OFF THE SHELF. SHE BRINGS THEM TO THE WING AND WE DELIVER THEM DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT'S HOMES. >> BOOKS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED TO 36 FAMILIES. >> FROM MY POINT OF VIEW, IT HAS GONE VERY SMOOTHLY. WE ARE ABLE TO FILL 100% OF ALL THE REQUESTS WE HAVEN'T GO. >> DELIVERY COULD BEKS BE EXPANDED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTY IF THERE IS DEMAND. . >> ANYTIME WE CAN GET BOOKS INTO THE HANDS OF OUR STUDENTS, THAT IS A SUCCESS FOR US. >> THE STUDENTS WILL RETURN THE