Chromebooks Handed Out To All Rroyal Oak Schools Students

Chromebooks Handed Out To All Rroyal Oak Schools Students
Posted on 04/01/2022

This spring we have been handing out Chromebooks to our students at all levels, thanks to a grant.

The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that every student is assigned and receives a Chromebook for their educational use at home and at school. These Chromebooks will not need to be returned at the end of the year; rather they are for students to keep in their possession for the next several years of their schooling in Royal Oak. There is no cost to families to receive the Chromebook, however, parents are required to complete a form prior to Chromebook distribution agreeing to District technology policies and practices.

This is all made possible through the Emergency Connectivity Fund. The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17 billion program that will help schools provide the tools their communities need to help close the "Homework Gap," according to the FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund website. The grant money awarded to Royal Oak Schools has covered the costs of laptop and tablet computers for our students. Congress authorized the Emergency Connectivity Fund as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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