Vidor Schools start Flexible Education Program

Vidor Schools start Flexible Education Program

The Vidor Independent School District has begun their Flexible Education Program where students will continue to learn their daily lessons at home, away from their teacher and their classrooms. Teachers, Principals, and VISD staff have been working hard during their spring break to come up with a plan to continue their students’ education after all schools were closed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo, last week, the school district began surveying students’ families just to try to get a feel for how wide and deep Internet penetration is in their student’s homes.

“What we are finding out is that between ninety and ninety-five percent of our students’ families have Internet access in their homes,” said Dr. Killgo. “Some of those are limited to cellular phones Internet access only. We know that it gets hard whenever you try to on-line teach using anything smaller than an I-Pad® or a Chromebook®. With just a cellular phone, it really gets hard for students to do things like GoogleClassroom®, so we are leaving open the option of picking up work and we are going to have hours posted on our vidorisd. org website of when students can come and get their work. Some campuses are already reaching out to students’ families and letting them know the times to come to their school and pick up their schoolwork.”

 

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