On August 13 the first day of back to school was virtual for the students although teachers had to attend to put their classroom performances online. Students started virtual back to school and that process was aided by Crosby ISD offering “Park N’ Learn” or constant, secure WiFi access in the parking lots of campuses throughout the district using their laptops and the same accounts they would use in actual class.
Following a survey by the administration into online access, the district discovered that most area students were in good shape. A few students however have no or insufficient access to complete their school work. Normative alternatives like the county library isn’t internally accessible. The district has ordered some 400 “hotspot” or MiFi devices are now on order and soon to arrive to grant access to those students without sufficient access.
This hot-spot and computer initiative was made possible by a $32 Million dollar initiative proposed by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to go along with a county road map to re-opening schools safely.