How Lubbock ISD Has Adjusted and Transformed During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, the Superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School District, Dr. Kathy Rollo, joined Matt and Dave to talk about Park and Learns, handing out lunches, returning school dates, how teachers and students are adapting to online learning during this period, school funding in the coming years, Governor Abbott's decision to close schools until early May, and more.
Dr. Rollo started the discussion by talking about the online instructions that students are using, and the way Lubbock ISD is trying to make it more accessible.
"We are in week two of remote instruction, and we realized that internet access is an issue for many of our families," Dr. Rollo said. "So we have several things in place that we are working on to mitigate that."
Dr. Rollo explained that they are implementing "Park and Learns." They have boosted wi-fi access at all four high schools in Lubbock so that kids, who might not have dependable internet access at home, and can park at the school and work on their homework. Lubbock ISD is also using existing busses and bus routes to provide lunches to kids.
The superintendent also talked about when she expects school to resume and how they come to those decisions. She explained that right now they are listening to and following the guidance of the governor, who has set school to be closed through May 4th. However, she went on to say that they will do what they think is best for the community, and expects that they will extend those dates.
Watch the full interview with Dr. Kathy Rollo in the video above.