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Iowa District to Help Families with Online Registration

Continuing its online registration policy, Creston Community School District has set aside a designated day and location for families who have issues using or accessing technology at home to come in and get assistance.

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(TNS) — The Creston Community School District will continue online registration this year as it did last year. This year, however, CCSD will provide a space for families who are technologically limited in their homes, says Superintendent Deron Stender.

"We do have a day dedicated for people who may have technology issues, and that is scheduled for Aug. 11, and that's at the elementary/middle school commons area," Stender said. "They can still register online, it just means they will have someone here to help them if they have struggles trying to access the system or understand one of the forms that need to be completed."

Stender added this is an improvement over last year's experiment with online registration.

"Last year we did not, so ironically we're kind of going backward in a sense, but this is so if there's some families that maybe don't have reliable internet or had some problems or difficulties with the form they need to complete, they can come in on the 11th from 12 – 7 p.m. in the elementary/middle school commons," he said.

The goal is to make registration as accessible as possible by accounting for the obstacles families in the community may face.

"Our hope is that as many families as possible will register online, that gives them the convenience taken care of, a lot of the materials and information we need to collect online, from the convenience of their home or wherever they're at," Stender said. "In essence, it's all online, because when they come to the school on the 11th, they'll still fill out an application online to get assistance from a representative from the school district."

Stender added the registration process has improved from last year, but it is a work in progress for making online registration as simple as possible.

In terms of other items carrying over from last year, school lunches will again be free for all students.

"The USDA extended that for all families again for the '21 – '22 school year," Stender said.

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