RPS board approves $1M in federal money for additional laptops

Created: September 01, 2020 11:23 PM

(ABC 6 News) - One of the big issues this school year is technology, and Rochester Public Schools says it's short 4,000 devices in order to provide every student with a laptop for school.

Tuesday, the school board voted to spend $1-million dollars in federal coronavirus relief money to make up for this.


The board says out of 15,000 students, 30-50% requested a laptop.

The district says it has enough devices for students right now, but they may be in short supply in some buildings if devices are checked out and taken home.

"I think this is great news that we have some funding source to help our students learn in our new normal," said Deborah Seelinger with Rochester Public Schools.

The proposal says the district will purchase 4,500 HP Chromebooks.

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