Introducing TCSS Connect
As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, the Tuscaloosa County School System is proud to introduce TCSS Connect.
Through TCSS Connect, every student in the Tuscaloosa County School System, grades kindergarten through 12, will have an iPad assigned to them, to support their learning. While we have used technology and electronic devices as part of our instructional program for years in the Tuscaloosa County School System, TCSS Connect is different, because each student will have one device assigned to them, for their use only.
This is different than when TCSS provided devices to some students at the beginning of the pandemic. That was to meet an emergency need, but TCSS Connect is a long-range commitment for our school system. Once our TCSS students become graduates, they will be a part of workplaces and educational programs that will expect them to be proficient and confident in incorporating technology into their work. Shifting to an instructional model where every student has their own device will help us better prepare our students for their future. More and more school systems across the nation are moving to this type of technology initiative, and we’re proud to be able to make this available to our TCSS students. In the Tuscaloosa County School System, we strive to be a creative, connected community of learners. This is the purpose of TCSS Connect.