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Thomas County distributes Chromebooks to students during school closures

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 17:56:43-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Administrators in Thomas County began distributing Chromebooks on Monday to keep kids on track during school closures triggered in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

They opened six sites for parents to visit and check out the laptops for children in 2nd through 12th grades. One site had more than 400 laptops to distribute.

The district also had packets of school work to send home with the computers.

"We think it's important for our students to be given instructions during this time to keep everything as normal for them as possible, and to keep the learning going on," said Erin Rehberg, the digital learning and media services coordinator at Thomas County Schools. "So, whatever means necessary to have students learning and our teachers interacting with our students, that's what we're doing during this time."

Thomas County School teachers will be checking students' progress daily online. For more information, click here.

The district has a hotline for parents to call in case they need help with the tech. To reach the Buzz Line, call 229-413-1234.