The La Joya Independent School District is providing WiFi hotspots for their students while classes are canceled due to COVID-19.

The district will be sending busses with WiFi to low-income neighborhoods, giving access to the internet for students in need.

District officials say they have 20 buses and one mobile lab that will be placed around the city of La Joya.  

The buses will be out in the communities for the next two weeks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The district says teachers and staff have been working on assignments for students and that some require access to the internet. 

“We understand some kids may not have that access, so that’s what we are providing. We are providing this service,” said Clem Garza, Director of Technology Instructional Resources. “We are here to assure our parents and our students that La Joya ISD is out here supporting them.”

Garza adds they are aware of the digital divide in their district and are doing what they can to make sure students are able to continue learning.