The District received one-time federal dollars through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the purchase of Chromebooks for students in grades 6-12 to help support learning during these unprecedented times. The School Board approved the purchase of the devices at the July 13, 2020 board meeting.
The Governor will make the announcement regarding the back-to-school plan at the end of July. Regardless of the direction given, loaning Chromebooks to students provides equal access to needed technology. Having the technology at their fingertips will help ensure learning is possible anywhere and anytime through personalized and engaging learning opportunities whether that be in person, distance learning, or a hybrid model. The technology plan will be in place for the next four years. The District will evaluate the cost and need at that time, and will seek input on future direction.
Students in grades 3-5 who need devices will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If certain circumstances warrant technology use for students in K-2, those requests will be evaluated and considered.
Look for details in back-to-school information. We look forward to supporting our students and ensuring our learners have equal access to technology.