In the summer of 2021, Clay County Schools submitted a grant in the amount of $464,614 for distance learning technology through the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service. By the winter of 2021, the district learned it would be awarded the grant. The fall of 2022 saw the technology delivered to schools across the county. The distance learning systems, initially intended to help support teachers delivering remote instruction, have shown great value in day-to-day instruction and even during the afterschool program. Of particular use have been the 75” View Sonic Flat Screen Interactive Panels, with touchscreens and the capability to display information for instruction.