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Lompoc Unified providing additional funding to classrooms to assist with virtual learning

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 01:20:24-04

The Lompoc Unified School District is using COVID-19 funds to help provide additional supplies for teachers and their classrooms.

District officials say each classroom will be given $500 to use toward student supplies as virtual learning continues.

“We recognize that distance learning presents multiple challenges. We believe that students need to be provided adequate supplies so they can fully participate in their lessons and we are grateful to be in this position to be able to provide,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald in a press release. “Our staff continue to rise to the challenges of this new instructional model and have been adaptive and continue to focus on students. They have forged ahead and keep doing what is best for kids.”

Deputy Superintendent Bree Valla says teachers will individually identify the needs for their classroom to help provide an “interactive learning experience for students.”

“Regardless of the method of instruction, students will need to have individualized supplies. We will be using our COVID funds to ensure students have safe access to these supplies,” said Assistant Superintendent John Karbula in a press release.

The school board will meet again Oct. 13 to discuss reopening plans.

Hundreds of parents attended the last board meeting, where dozens weighed-in on whether they feel schools in the district should re-open or continue with virtual learning.