Washington (WJTV) – U.S. Congressperson Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) reported $1.87 million had been granted for distance learning and telehealth networks in three Mississippi school areas.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture Rural Development supported Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program awards to West Point Consolidated School District, Lawrence County School District, and Scott County School District.
“The absence of upgraded broadband and broadcast communications administrations in rural Mississippi hinders instructive accomplishment and limits the advantages of telemedicine,” Hyde-Smith said. “There is an increased determination to expand appointments to help rural networks overhaul these required technologies, and I’m exceptionally satisfied these three Mississippi school regions submitted effective applications for resources that will help their whole networks.” She added.
The USDA Rural Development awards, worth $1,871,164 consolidated, include:
- West Point Consolidated School District – $804,379 for equipment to further develop admittance to telemedicine and classroom guidance, including state-of-the-art video conferencing hardware, intuitive sheets, teaching innovation platforms that help internet learning.
- Lawrence County School District – $600,742 for equipment to give a telemedicine and distance learning organization, which would likewise uphold admittance to school courses, double credit classes, teacher sharing, professional development, adult instruction classes, and workforce preparing.
- Scott County School District – $466,043 for equipment for a telemedicine and distance learning network that upholds fundamental learning and education services, language services, admittance to math, science and progressed classes.