This evening, our School Board approved a plan that will enable SCS to provide every student with access to a digital device.
This is a significant development in the District's response to COVID-19, addressing the need to accelerate the implementation of blended and distance learning. The plan also supports our ongoing commitment to student equity and 21st century instruction.
With guidance from the
Digital Access Advisory Committee
and thoughtful input from Board members, principals, teachers, parents and students, the
$37 million plan will be in place by the start of the 2020-21 school year. It's
backed by a robust support plan, including training for students and parents and professional development for educators. Nearly 90 percent of costs are covered by federal CARES Act dollars and City contributions.