Franklin County School District making the most of distance learning

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As many students are making their classrooms right at home, it isn't easy for every one of them, especially in our more rural communities.

School officials say they have already checked out around 430 Chromebooks. (WJHG/WECP)

In Franklin County, the school superintendent tells us they've already checked out around 430 Chromebooks and they have about 20 left.

School officials tell us through a survey about 60% of students need a Chromebook and they believe they are able to cover those needs.

The school district is also working with local internet providers to help families get discounted rates for service.

For families that don't have connectivity, paper learning packets are available.

"Even though our school is closed, school is still in session and we are still serving our families and we just appreciate the partnership that we have at the local level just for the continued learning for our students," said Superintendent Traci Yoder.

Paper learning packets can be picked up at meal sites in Franklin County.

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