Good News Stories

Across the country, and certainly here in Texas, the education community is stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis. Take a look at some of the inspiring stories of school districts supporting students and community members through these challenging times.

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Expanding access to technology

The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees recently voted to approve a purchase to obtain and build seven network towers that would provide internet to all its students and staff

Aldine ISD Superintendent LaTonya M. Goffney knows that more than 40 percent of Aldine ISD families do not have access to technology and Wi-Fi. “To combat that, we are working on reaching students with paper packets that have activities that match the online programming. We are also beginning to distribute devices to our secondary students, in grades 6-12,” she said.

Feeding students

During the COVID-19 school closures, districts are still expected to provide meals to students, despite the challenges associated with social distancing and a limit on gatherings.

Members of Dallas ISD’s Food and Nutrition Services staff were featured on the cover of TIME magazine. In the span of just a few weeks, the district’s cafeteria workers made and served more than one million meals.

In Comstock ISD, the school board voted to provide meals to not only students, but senior citizens as well.

Serving the community

As stories hit the news of healthcare workers not having enough personal protective equipment, public schools sprang into action.

Northside ISD donated hundreds of masks, gowns, and thermometers to local hospitals. “Now isn’t the time to hoard, now is the time to share,” said Jennifer Krueger, director of Health Services at the district.

Texas Torque, Conroe ISD’s robotics team, worked together to design and print face shields for healthcare workers.

More good news: September

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