Fort Bend ISD develops learning centers to help parents who cannot work remotely

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Virtual online learning in the Fort Bend Independent School District begins on August 17. These days, all parents ask the same question: If I can’t work from home, what will the new school year be like for my child while they are at home learning online?

Fort Bend ISD is addressing parents’ concerns with learning centers.

What are learning centers?

Designated schools within Fort Bend will serve as learning centers. They are not classrooms with teachers. Instead, these schools will serve as places where students will have all the tools they need for online learning while being monitored by an adult staff member.

Who are the learning centers for?

Initially, the learning centers will be for teachers and staff with students. Essential workers, healthcare workers and first responders who cannot work remotely will have priority. Families who also have trouble connecting to the Internet at home will have priority.

“As schools open and things become safer and we begin to choose face-to-face versus online, we are going to adapt this model and use it more broadly for more students as we open up for parents who want their children are at school in a classroom learning, “said Dr. Charles Dupre, superintendent of Fort Bend ISD.

How can interested parents apply??

Interested parents can indicate themer Specific needs with internet, childcare and transportation on a back to school readiness form beginning Wednesday, July 22. This is when the online verification process for the new school year begins.

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