Monroe, Greene County K-12 schools help students access the Internet at home

When COVID-19 forced schools to close and go completely online, school businesses in and around Monroe County scrambled to help students without stable internet at home not to be left behind.

But having internet access at home was a problem for many families before the pandemic, and it will remain a problem after the pandemic subsides. While schools will likely never close due to COVID-19 again, there will always be e-learning days due to bad weather or emergencies, and students will always need the internet to complete their homework.

“It seems as if when we started moving to more electronic means to deliver the curriculum, it kind of coincided with the pandemic,” said Adam Terwilliger, Director of Information Technology at MCCSC. “We want to prepare students to be digital citizens…but I think the pandemic has increased our need.”