Rowan-Salisbury Schools & Rowan County Hot Spots
In September 2014, Dr. Lynn Moody, Superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System, challenged the entire county to partner with the school system to decrease the literacy deficit in the district. The challenge took place at a Literacy Summit attended by leaders from higher institutes of learning, staff from the school system and community members.
During the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year, Rowan-Salisbury became a one-to-one district. Because some students do not have Internet connectivity at home, the district recognized the need to partner with members of the community to open Hot Spots where students could go to access the Internet to read and complete homework.
During the summit, participants were challenged to open 100 Hot Spots across the county. Approximately 50 sites are in operation. This includes 20 of our elementary schools and other community facilities including churches and other organizations. A joint committee meets regularly to discuss operations as well as recruitment of new members.
More information regarding the Hot Spots can be found by clicking on the above 'Hot Spot' logo or at www.rowanhotspot.com
Rowan-Salisbury Schools is receiving international recognition for our 'Hot Spot' WiFi community partnerships initiative - making Internet access available to students outside of the school day. This article was published by ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education.
"No Internet At Home? Tap Into Your Community To Narrow The Digital Divide"