KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Virtual students in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district are about to receive some help.
The Board of Education approved a partnership Tuesday with Spectrum to provide free internet service to more than 6,000 residences served by KCK Public Schools.
The service, which won’t cost families in need or better (or any) internet access, should be available around Oct. 15.
The KCKPS School Board approves a partnership with Spectrum that will allow for free internet service to over 6-thousand KCKPS households.— Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (@kckschools) September 22, 2020
The deal will be at no cost to households and will be offered in homes as early as October 15h. #kckpsontrack pic.twitter.com/8rDH4stLiN
The school board also approved opening gyms and cafeterias at its schools during select times for students experiencing technology issues.
“District officials are working on the plan that will offer two-hour windows for assistance,” KCK Public Schools said via Twitter.
.@kckschools School Board votes to approve the opening of gymnasiums and cafeterias for students facing technology issues.— Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (@kckschools) September 22, 2020
District officials are working on the plan that will offer 2 hour windows for assistance. Requires students to be signed up. More details to come soon. pic.twitter.com/kzXCOwUOZl
Signup will be required and students presumably will have to follow health and safety protocols, including wearing masks.