Red Creek included in federal grant for distance learning and healthcare initiative
DEC.12, 2023—The Red Creek Central School District is one of several schools to be included in a new grant through Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC).
The grant will equip the District with videoconferencing equipment that can be used for college classes, telemedicine and mental health and substance abuse prevention and counseling.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the $968,805 award on Dec. 6 as part of its Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.
According to FLCC, the new technology will allow students in one or more small districts to remotely join a class in real-time at another school, thereby expanding students’ opportunities without the need for transportation out of their home districts.
Schools will have the ability to let community members use the technology for telehealth visits or to take other types of FLCC courses.