DONNA, Texas (KVEO) — The Donna Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees has approved DISD Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez proposal to install 12 Wi-Fi communication towers.
The approval of the $3.7 million proposal comes after a board meeting, Tuesday.
“Fortunately, our district is in good financial shape and we were able to identify and designate the necessary funding to invest in this project,” said Dr. Azaiez.
The towers will provide wireless internet within a one-mile radius free to students.
“We want to sincerely thank our school board members for supporting this very important initiative,” said Dr. Azaiez. “They understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with many challenges, including the inability to reach students who live in areas where internet service is limited or does not exist. This project will have a profound impact on our students’ education as we move forward with online instruction this coming new school year.”
Students who live in rural Donna including those who attend Runn Elementary will be able to benefit from the towers.
The towers project is expected to be completed by late September or October.