Lamont’s comment came in response to a question from host Margaret Brennan about the extent of the damage inflicted by 143,000 Connecticut children who did not enroll in distance learning in March, April and May, according to state data – and how to prevent this from happening again if schools have to close.
“We need a contingency plan,” continued the governor. He said that the state bought 100,000 chromebooks that would be installed in every young student’s home, extending WiFi for students and teachers so everyone could connect via Zoom.
“But, what about the kids who didn̵7;t log in in the spring?” Brennan pressed.
“It is a tragedy. We make it available to everyone who can, ”Lamont said.
However, that requires a lot of parental supervision to make sure kids are logged into virtual classes, he added. The state will aim to better coordinate with parents and provide a telephone communication plan.
Nine people tested positive for coronavirus at a high school in Georgia, where the images went viral last week of unmasked students, According to a letter sent to parents over the weekend.