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Lubbock ISD making sure no one gets left behind while learning online

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Due to the pandemic, students nationwide have had to adjust to online learning. 

"So we're using Google Classroom for 2nd through 12th grade. The teachers post videos, they have Google Hangouts with their kids, they give assignments and those assignments have due dates," Lubbock ISD Assistant Superintendent Misty Rieber said.

She says the biggest challenge is getting internet access for their students. 

"I think our district has done a great job. We put up park-and-learns at our high schools so our students can drive up and have access there. We've also been delivering hotspots," Rieber said. 

Before spring break, Lubbock ISD issued more than 24,000 chrome books throughout the district. One for every student. That's not the only effort made to help make sure children from underprivileged home can keep up. 

"For our families that are picking up lunches they are also picking up packets for our pre-k, kindergarten and 1st grade students. If they don't have access at home or they don't have a device, we're giving them a new packet of learning each week," Rieber said. 

Since so many children at Lubbock ISD are on free or reduced-price meals, the district's also continuing to provide food for those kids. It's offering curb-side pickup at 16 different locations. 

"We also have the buses that drive around and deliver. There are two meals in each bag and that's per student," she said. "We were at 8,000 yesterday per day for students that we're feeding."

Rieber says staff has contacted almost every student in the district and are working on a graduation plan with the state. They hope to have a plan in the next few weeks. 

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