Illinois students have been e-learning for more than a month now. Reliable internet connectivity is still one of the major hurdles for many rural districts.
Alex Moore is the superintendent at Montmorency. They’re a K-8 district in Whiteside County with around 230 students.
“On a good day, I get four megabytes per second download speed, so I knew that was going to be an issue,” he said. “About half of our families probably have decent internet.”
Even that “good day” download speed doesn’t meet the FCC’s minimum recommendation for e-learning.