District extends deadline for parents to request laptops/internet connection for their students

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Alachua County Public Schools News Release

Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) has extended the deadline for parents to notify the district if their students require a laptop and/or home Internet connection.

With federal funding, the district has the ability to provide thousands of students with a laptop computer, Internet service or both at home starting this fall. However, families should let the district know what their students need by completing the Home Technology Survey.

Over 1800 questionnaires have been returned so far. The original May 13 deadline has now been extended to May 20 to give families more time to respond.

Hard copies of the survey were sent home with all pupils at the end of April, but parents can request another by contacting their child’s school. They can also complete the survey online at https://www.sbac.edu/techsurvey. The online version can be completed on a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. All responses will be confidential.

The district hopes to order, receive and distribute devices to students in time for the start of the school year, though this is dependent on device availability and other supply chain issues.


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