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Leon County Schools: All laptops have arrived, distribution begins Tuesday

Leon County Schools
Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:02:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools superintendent Rocky Hanna announced Monday that all 32,500 Chromebooks have arrived, and every student in the district will have a device by Thanksgiving break.

“Will completely revolutionizes how we handle this pandemic now and in the future,” said Hanna.

Hanna also thanked all the teachers for embracing this new technology.

Beginning Tuesday at Cobb Middle School, students enrolled in brick and mortar classes will exchange older laptops currently in possession for the new Chromebooks.

On Tuesday, Cobb will host a drive-thru after school, so parents of students enrolled in digital learning may exchange older laptops or desktops for a new Chromebook, according to Cobb principal Sarah Hembree.

Hanna said laptops' full deployment would begin on Nov. 2 in alphabetical order with Title 1 schools, then non-Title 1 schools.

As schools begin to receive their devices, they will work with children and families to distribute and exchange.

Families will be contacted by their children's schools.

As for the desktops and older laptops that are exchanged, Hanna said the district will refurbish and distribute them to families within the district who need them to help with students with online learning.