When schools closed during the County’s “Shelter in Place” order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it became clear that students with no home internet or devices would get left behind as the schools transitioned to online learning from home.
But businesses, community organizations and government agencies have come together to make sure every student in San Bruno can continue their education online during the COVID-19 crisis.
The San Bruno Education Foundation is overwhelmed with gratitude towards our partners for collaborating to quickly provide $100,000 for teacher training as well as equipment and internet service for these vulnerable students: The City of San Bruno, San Bruno Park School District, YouTube, San Bruno Community Foundation, San Bruno Rotary, San Bruno Police Association and San Bruno Firefighters Association. Read the full press release here.
Online Learning Beyond COVID-19
While this partnership will help students for the remainder of the school year, the fact is that our world is moving online, and our classrooms are no different. When the COVID-19 crisis ends and students return to real-world classrooms, our families will need ongoing support for technology and internet access so no student gets left behind. Our teachers will also need new skill sets and technology platforms to unlock the full potential of 21st century education. That’s why we are asking our community to step up to help us fund long-term remote learning resources beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
How You Can Help
If 250 of our families contributed just $10 a month, we will be able to sustainably incorporate this initiative into our ongoing, yearly support for 21st century schools. A one-time donation of $120 will help us achieve this goal, as well. If you have the means, please donate today.
Learn more about the different ways your support is helping to enrich education for ALL San Bruno students.