School district helps families gain Wi-Fi connection, as education moves online

More than 200 families in Nyssa now have Wi-Fi – a result of a recent project by the Nyssa School District to remove educational obstacles as schools shifted to online classes.

With the closure of schools nationwide, students have been taking classes virtually through Zoom since March. The Nyssa district soon began to see some of the challenges that students faced without Wi-Fi.

“Some of the students thought they could make do with what they had on just their personal phone hotspots,” said Ryan Hawkins, assistant superintendent of the Nyssa School District. “But they were finding that with the Zoom calls that they needed more so we were able to actually get Wi-Fi access to those families.”

The school district paid for Wi-Fi services through Sparklight and hotspots through T-Mobile. Hawkins explained the costs.

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