LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) got a big boost Thursday for students taking health science classes during NTI.

500 medical kits are expected to be sent to seniors throughout the district each filled with basic supplies and tools to help them learn skills in their health science courses. 

Louisville nonprofit SOS is providing the kits, and Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio is happy to bring some hands-on learning to the virtual classroom.

"Teachers can work with them virtually, but they can have hands-on at home, and that is so important," Pollio said. "And this is just one example of a community organization stepping up to meet the needs of our kids."

SOS sends surplus medical supplies to developing countries throughout the world.

As for other learning opportunities, Pollio told reporters “learning hubs” could be operating within a couple of weeks.