CoServ helps Lewisville ISD get devices in students' hands before virtual start

CoServ helps Lewisville ISD get devices in students' hands before virtual start

Whitney Gohlke, Manager of Community Relations, helps Lewisville ISD parents check in to pick up devices on the day before virtual school starts. Photo by KEN OLTMANN/CoServ

 

By Nicholas Sakelaris | CoServ

Lewisville ISD returned to school for all virtual learning Wednesday with some help from CoServ’s Community Engagement Team.

With all learning taking place on the computer, thousands of LISD students needed tablets or laptops before the first day of school. Mario Zavala, Community Engagement Coordinator, said they reached out to the district to see if they needed help preparing for a virtual start.

District officials said they needed help keeping the lines moving smoothly as they distributed the technology. 

Mario and other Community Engagement Employees volunteered their time to help parents check-in, sanitized work stations and even did some translations for Spanish-speaking families. CoServ Employees volunteered about 28 hours of time. 

“We step in where we're needed and help out where we can. Lewisville ISD really has a streamlined operation,” Mario said. “It has been really easy to just come in. They provide us with the instructions and we just do it. It’s moving quick, everyone’s been great to work with and the parents are having a good experience.”

This is another way that CoServ is supporting academic initiatives for this school while helping school districts overcome the challenges of COVID-19. The district distributed an average of 1,300 to 1,500 devices daily in the days before school started. 

"We are grateful they reached out to assist our department with distributing devices to families," said Bryan Kolbeck, Chief Technology Officer for Lewsivlle ISD. "Thanks to volunteers like the amazing employees from CoServ, their support will ensure our families are ready for the school year." 

LISD is scheduled to return to in-person learning, for students who choose to do that, on Sept. 8. 

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