Hats off to all of our clients in the school business and their quick reactions to COVID-19. Here are some highlights of the creative responses school districts across Central Texas are developing to support students, staff, and their community. Learn more about how you can help below.
Stockdale Independent School District
In rural parts of Texas, district leadership is thinking outside the box to serve their families. Stockdale Independent School District, located 25 miles southeast of Seguin, TX is working with their staff and community to deliver breakfast and lunches to students across the district. Staff and other members of the community obtained food certification licenses to assist the district with their meal services.
“We have 830 students that we serve… We’ve recruited dozens of people that will come in to help load buses… and deliver food.” – Daniel Fuller, Superintendent
Austin Independent School District
Austin Independent School District and Austin Ed Fund announced the AISD Crisis Support Fund to prepare and provide daily breakfast, lunch, and weekend meals for children and their parents or caregivers. In addition to providing meals, the funds also cover healthcare access, remote learning needs, and other emerging needs that students and families are facing at this difficult time.
“From student meals to accessing the technology needed for distance learning, we’re doing everything we can to raise awareness about this situation; immediate, creative answers are going to be consistently needed,” – Michelle Wallis, Executive Director of the Austin ISD Office of Innovation and Development.
San Antonio Independent School District
In an effort to bridge the technology gap in the district and provide remote learning services, San Antonio Independent School District purchased 30,000 devices and are working to provide 4,000 hot spots for students without access to internet at home.
“Our most critical need is to help students in SAISD stay connected and engaged in remote learning.” – SAISD Foundation
We are proud to recognize these and all the school districts throughout Texas that are working tirelessly to provide critical food resources and innovative instructional technology for their school communities during this challenging time.