FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Marion County Board of Training introduced at its assembly on Monday June 15, that the board will be capable of present sufficient laptops for each pupil in Marion County.
Because of funding from the CARES Act, and lots of different sources of funding, Marion County will be capable of have a one-to-one ratio with their expertise college students. Each pupil from kindergarten to 12th grade could have the chance to have a private laptop computer, if the pandemic continues to have an effect on being bodily current within the faculties.
“We’re very excited to have the ability to be an precise one-to-one county,” mentioned Superintendent Randy Farley. “We’ve by no means been there absolutely, however we now have had a number of units. We’ve by no means give you sufficient to have the ability to say everyone can take it house if we obtained in a scenario the place we needed to be absolutely distant.”
The county will spend an estimated $2.2 million on all of the units. They put the order for Chromebooks from Alpha Applied sciences and hope to obtain the entire laptops by the center of September.
Farley mentioned they nonetheless don’t have any particular determination on if the brand new college yr will happen bodily in faculties or at house. Both manner, he mentioned these new assets of expertise will assist advance the scholars studying wherever they’re subsequent yr.
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