Like schools across the country, Lompoc Unified School District was thrown into distance learning with little warning and no real preparation. While it was far from ideal, we found that building community was the key to making the best of the situation.
Fortunately, we had a head start because of a community reading program, and there may even be a silver lining to look forward to when COVID-19 becomes a memory.
Schools play a critical role in building community together
Our reading initiative began last summer when our superintendent, Trevor McDonald, decided to pilot myON in an effort to put thousands of digital books and news articles into students’ hands.