Schools in Plumas and Sierra Counties are planning to start in-classroom instruction at the end of the month. This spring and summer, however, the lack of high-speed internet challenged many teachers and families doing distance learning.
“I run my computer off my hotspot on my phone, and so that’s true for a lot of our families,” said Traci Cockerill, principal of Greenville Junior/Senior High School in Plumas County.
This fall, Cockerill hopes the school will set up a learning center on the school grounds where students can physically distance and access the internet. It’s one of the only places in the community that has a reliable connection — Cockerill says Feather River College asked if its students could park in the Greenville’s lot and do their work.
Reporters Sarah Bohannon and Nina Sparling spoke with educators and students about online learning and discussed solutions. Listen here.