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Case Study: Watkins Glen Central School District

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On-the-go access

At Watkins Glen Central School District, bus rides between home and school can take up to 40 minutes each way, with sports events and field trips extending travel time to two hours or more. The school district uses Cisco technology to make sure no students were disadvantaged due to where they lived or what they were participating in.

Summary

Watkins Glen Central school bus

Challenges

  • Help ensure students could use the transportation time productively
  • Extend the digital campus beyond the classroom
  • Set the foundation for students to be college- and career-ready
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Solutions

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Results

  • Helping ensure equal access to education for all
  • Improving student safety and well-being
  • Making better use of time and learning opportunities

What they’re saying

Students and a coach play soccer on an outdoor field after school

"Cisco is helping to close the digital divide and ensure students aren't disadvantaged."

Tom Phillips, Superintendent, Watkins Glen Central School District

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Who is Watkins Glen Central School District?

Industry: Education
Location: Schuyler County, New York
Size: 1,150 students and 125 staff