Distance Learning Plan Supports for Students Without Reliable Access to Technology

FCPS has developed a plan for distance learning supports for Students Without Reliable Access to Technology

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Distance Learning Plan Supports for Students Without Reliable Access to Technology

The Distance Learning Plan (DLP) seeks to leverage technology to further learning opportunities and options. To accomplish this, an important component of the DLP is to address inequities in technology and internet access. 

  • High school - All high school students already have a personally-assigned laptop through the FCPSOn initiative. Mifi devices are being provided for students who do not have access to reliable internet.

  • Elementary and middle school - Laptops are being distributed to middle school students and to elementary students with identified technology needs. A limited number of Mifi devices will be available for students who do not have access to reliable internet.

Additionally, internet providers in the region have announced plans to expand low-cost internet services for residents. The FCPS Access to Technology webpage provides a summary of technology and internet resources available to families, including the service providers who offer special programs for access. Community internet access maps can also offer insights into where free wireless internet access is available in each community.