LAUSD Superintendent Says District Working to Get More Students Access to Internet, Computers

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner gave an update on the challenges of getting all students connected to the internet to take part in remote learning.

He told the public Monday that 15,000 students are absent from online learning.

On any given day, Beutner says only about 68 percent of high school students are participating in studies online while almost 40,000 are not.

He estimates as many as 100,000 of the district’s students are not connected to the internet.

Beutner says their effort to make sure students have what they need to continue their learning during the pandemic began last week with the distribution of devices.  He said that while 88 percent of the district's high school students have been online at some point since March 16, only 68 percent are participating in studies online on any given day.

He says it will take some time to get things right.

Beutner has said the district schools won't reopen until the beginning of May at the earliest.

The district set up LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers, which will be serving meals at various locations across Los Angeles.

Update on March 30thActualización del 30 de marzo pic.twitter.com/JiTXYn22ZJ

— Austin Beutner (@AustinLASchools) March 30, 2020