Fairfax County Public Schools are struggling to stabilize its live online learning platform in the midst of the coronavirus crisis for the rest of the school year. Yet the school leaders have realized that September isn’t far away. School Superintendent Scott Brabrand told school board members on Thursday that he has revised his proposed budget to include $2 million for technology infrastructure and support.
Braband said to the board, “I put $2 million in, and I will be bringing you more. We need to be thinking about a vision where we have a device for every child so that no matter what happens as we come into the next school year, we have the capability to do distance learning or some sort of hybrid. It is on our radar.”
According to wtop.com, “Brabrand alluded to a willingness to spend stimulus funding, in considering ways to pay for the improved infrastructure, with the goal of making sure all students are able to access online learning. In working toward an updated vision for the county’s online learning, Braband said that it is underway.”