San Jose, CA, August 25, 2022 - On August 16 and August 22, 2022, the Moreland School District distributed over 2,300 surplused Chromebooks to Moreland families at no charge. Approved for surplus by the Board of Trustees at their August 9, 2022 Board of Trustees school board meeting.
With parents lined up hours before each distribution time, families received a Chromebook unit, an AC adaptor appropriate, and instructions on how to turn on the Chromebook, as well as information on free or low-cost Internet services.
“This has been a request of our Board for some time now and I’m so thrilled that with changes to our technological processes, we now have the ability to provide these unused Chromebooks to our families,” said Superintendent Dr. Clover Codd. “Any step we can take to help close the digital divide is an important one. Providing a device and access to the Internet can be life-changing for families, as technology is such an integral part of our world.”
Since last year, the Moreland School District has provided Chromebooks to every student in grades 3-8, reaching a 1:1 technology milestone and ensuring successful in-classroom, remote, and at-home learning for all students. While 1:1 technology has been available in the classroom for several years, Moreland is proud to have the opportunity to provide students with devices they can take with them to and from school, ensuring seamless access to online curriculum, assignments, and projects.