“Cedar Hill ISD is grateful to have such an excellent partner in the City of Cedar Hill, which understands the importance of ensuring that every scholar has access to technology,” Cedar Hill ISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson said. “We can’t thank Mayor Stephen Mason, the city council and City Manager Greg Porter enough for their contributions to this formidable project.”
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a large number of scholars adjusted to Flex Learning, CHISD’s virtual learning program. That meant that scholars needed Chromebook devices to complete their assignments. CHISD scholars started the 2020 – 2021 school year September 8, 2020 with approximately 70 percent of scholars selecting online learning as their learning plan.
A large number of staff worked outside of their regular hours last March to ensure that the devices were distributed correctly and on time. The virtual learning tool will allow assignments to be completed online, and when used with CHISD’s learning management system, scholars will be able to communicate with their teacher safely, access academic resources, and submit work.
“When government entities work together for the betterment of our children, it’s a victory for all Cedar Hillians,” said Mason, a proud CHISD graduate who now has children enrolled in the district.
At a ceremony this week to mark the completion of the project, Hudson, Mason and Porter were joined by CHISD Board President Cheryl Wesley, CHISD Trustee Gayle Sims and CHISD Chief Financial Officer Gilberto Prado.