MONROE, La. (April 30, 2020) – Comcast announced today it will partner with KNOE-TV (Gray Television, Inc.) and Monroe (La.) City Schools to support continued at-home distance learning for Pre-K through 6th grade students. Starting today, regularly scheduled live lessons will be provided on Channel 1155 on Comcast’s Basic programming lineup.
“Comcast is honored to partner with KNOE-TV and Monroe City Schools to fill a very critical void during this challenging time,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional SVP. “We hope this will make learning from home a more enjoyable and seamless process.”
Comcast will offer the service until the conclusion of the school year. Monroe City Schools is comprised of 19 schools serving 8,500 students.
The televised content will be aligned to the school’s regular curriculum, and will be focused primarily on English, math, science and social studies.
Monroe City Schools is providing Chromebooks to students for online access to instructional materials. The school district is also communicating with parents and students through the Remind app, the school/district website, a weekly Zoom schedule with teachers, and Google Classroom for instructional activities.