FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - If students want to work remote this year, they'll potentially be able to do their work anywhere with Monday night's approval from the school board.
The FWCS School Board discussed laptops, and the renewal of programs to help fill the gaps for students returning to school.
"We've been working for a number of years now to reach the point where we would be one to one with technology with students. We initially thought we would get there for the 2021-22 school year, but we're actually getting there a year early," FWCS Spokesperson Krista Stockman said.
The first program approved is K12 Insight which is used to conduct surveys and reviews.
The "Let's Talk" feature is provided through this.
The second is Agile Mind Education Holdings, Inc. which provides digital math learning programs.
"What we first look at is does it align with our curriculum, so we have a curriculum that our teachers have written. We want to make sure any tools we use, match that curriculum,” Stockman explained.
With those investments, laptops, and 9,000 Verizon Mifis that will allow internet access throughout the year in most places, the board is optimistic about the school year.
"If we want to continue through the summer, we have that option. If we decide we want to pull those back in at the end of school, we have that option," Technology Director Jack Byrd said.