Educational Challenges Resulting from COVID-19
Stamford Public Schools is serving nearly 17,000 students throughout its 21 schools with a combination of in-school and virtual instruction. This new learning model has created challenges for many students and their families. Access to technology and the ability to use it effectively have been identified as a major barrier to learning. Other issues compounding educational hurdles during the pandemic include transportation, childcare, language barriers, and the ability to effectively communicate with school officials.
Since the start of COVID-19, SPEF has reimagined its programming to focus on the most urgent needs in our community, starting with engaging volunteers to distribute free meals to students throughout our district. With the launch of our new program, Here-to-Help family engagement program, SPEF is once again bridging the gap between the critical needs of disadvantaged families and our community’s resources.