Barrington District 220 comes through for Lake Zurich District 95 students
Not all Lake Zurich Unit District 95 students had power cords for the iPads they received for an e-learning program launched while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a neighboring school system came to the rescue so the classwork could start this week.
Barrington Area Unit District 220 provided the help after receiving word about District 95's situation last week. District 95 Superintendent Kelley Gallt gave a public shout-out to District 220's leaders for the assistance earlier this week.
"Thank for serving with your heart!" Gallt wrote to the District 220 officials on Twitter. "LZ95 elementary students have timely access to technology because you shared charging cords with us!"
District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris said about 200 extra iPad cords were pulled from storage and loaned to District 95 for its e-learning program. District 220's spare cords were from old devices no longer in use, he said.
"As you can imagine, superintendents right now all over the area, we are just working really hard with each other to try and help each other," Harris said. "Every school district is in a little different place, right? We all have our own situations that we're having to navigate, but I'm just happy that they (District 95) asked us."