Webb Elementary begins 1st day of school with limited technology

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- What did we do before technology?

Webb Elementary School had to start school without many of the computer resources they usually have. (Source: WTVY)

That is what administrators and staff at Webb Elementary School were wondering on their first day of school Monday.

You may recall the Houston County School System has been dealing with a recent malware attack.

Superintendent David Sewell, has reassured families that there's been no threat to their sensitive personal information.

But as the first day of school began, some schools like Webb, were forced to do things the old-fashioned way, taking attendance, checking bus routes and counting lunches with pencil and paper, instead of by computer.

Assistant Principal Brandy White said they are trying to be flexible until things are back to normal.

"Well, t's been a bit of an adjustment going to pull files, or waiting on one of the two computers that we have,” said White.

“Usually, we have access to the information at our fingertips. So, that has been an adjustment for everyone," White said.

WTVY spoke with Superintendent David Sewell Monday afternoon.

He said all schools in the system are working with limited technology.
Right now, they are all using hotspots to get by.

Sewell said IT specialists will be getting schools back online, one-by-one, starting with the Career Academy.

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