MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – The Meridian Public School District will be getting extra help making distance learning possible for all students. Funds from the CARES Act and the Equity in Distance Learning Act are being used to purchase new devices for students and teachers.
“I’m expecting [the new technology] in the next 30-days,” said Tim Boutwell, the director of technology for the Meridian Public School District. “The devices have been ordered a couple weeks ago now, so 30 days gives me about 6 weeks leeway. So I’m expecting them in the next 30 days.”
K-1 students will be receiving iPads and students in other grades will be receiving Chromebooks. Teachers who have not recently been given new laptops will be getting new ones with the funds.
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