Aug, 2020 - By
The government is taking initiatives to make it easy for a student to learn at home in the coming school years and to avoid exposure to COVID-19. A representative of Metro Nashville Public Schools projects that students who require hotspot for accessing the internet for e-learning could cost around $4,000,000 in the near future. For this, the funding will be provided through the CARES Act. CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act) is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill launched by the 116th U.S. Congress and inked into law by President Donald Trump in March 2020 in order to support the fallout of economic due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
As the Metro Nashville Public Schools plans to go for e-learning till Labor Day, they are installing hotspot services with unlimited internet so that there will be no excess charges for accessing the internet. The contract says that the final cost will be finalized by the number of students who want to access hotspot since it is a monthly based subscription through T-Mobile. T-Mobile is a mobile communication brand that is used by the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG.
It is not yet clear how long the city expects public students to stay at home in school coming years. The decision is made into consideration of the safety of students and staff. This could be one of the smart initiatives undertaken by the government to provide a great education that meets the academic and socio-economic needs of the student as well as staff. This huge investment by CARES Act will enable students for remote learning. Moreover, this initiative will help Metro Nashville Public Schools to expand the limited distance learning program in the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the government has asked teachers not to move their syllabus with an online assignment as the assignments provided online will be considered as optional and are not based on grades. Furthermore, teachers require to access school buildings and their classrooms to use the Metro Nashville Public Schools network. The service provided to the students will be quality and timeless according to the officials of Metro Nashville Public Schools.
During the initial days of this plan, around 17,000 hotspots had been ordered for students who wanted to access the internet for studies. To meet these parents and guardians can opt for enrollment information or contact the Family Information Center at 615-259-4636. This is could one of the historic investments made in the public school to encouraging the educators to bridge the gap that has affected most of the families and students since the outbreak of the coronavirus. This initiative is going to make an impact on the lives of the student as well as staff and is considered as one of the huge steps towards a more equitable city where all the children could have the tools to meet their academic needs.