KCK Public Schools announce internet, technology help for students

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 20:13:57-04

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 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.

Signup will be required and students presumably will have to follow health and safety protocols, including wearing masks.