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FWISD Distributes Thousands of Chromebooks Purchased by Board of Education


The Fort Worth ISD is completing the task of distributing thousands of Chromebooks acquired through an emergency purchase by the Board of Education last month. 

The 3,160 Chromebooks were urgently needed to provide elementary school families with at least one device per household to support Learning at Home instruction.

“Access to a device is critical for support of the District’s Learning at Home initiative during the mandated state and county Covid-19 school closure,” said Jerry Moore, FWISD’s Chief Academic Officer. 

The computer purchase cost just over $1,194,000 million. These particular students picked up their devices at Morningside and William M. Green Elementary Schools.

The Board also voted on a measure to spend nearly $1.3 million for the immediate purchase of 6,000 hotspots to give families Internet connectivity to support instruction.  Those hotspots were previously distributed.


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