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Some School Districts Faced Internet Issues As They Launched Their Virtual Learning Model This Week

Sep 11, 2020

The Washtenaw Intermediate School District says four of its districts experienced temporary issues with their internet connection on Tuesday as students began their virtual learning from home.  

WISD Spokesperson Ashley Kryscynski says the district’s online content filter program crashed when too many students tried to use it at the same time.  Ypsilanti, Lincoln, Chelsea, and Milan school districts were temporarily affected by the technical issues that lasted about an hour.

Ashley Kryscynski: Our understanding is that our provider, Securely, has made changes so that their infrastructure can accommodate future spikes going forward now that were actually started with the school year.

WISD is required to have a content filter as part of the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu