PORTLAND, Texas — The Gregory Portland Independent School District plans to issues Chromebooks to all of its students.
Crystal Matern, a representative of GPISD, says about half of the 4,500 district's students will rely on virtual learning this year. The rest will learn in the classroom.
The date of distribution of the Chromebooks is still up in the air due to a number of devices awaiting shipment.
In the meantime, the district is pulling devices from campuses to pass out to students.
There will also be some WiFi hotspots available for homes that do not have internet.
All of the laptops will be configured for the GPISD learning platform.
Students will be provided laptops to allow for continuous education in case that student who is in class has to quarantine at home. The laptop would enable them to continue their instruction without delay.
Virtual classes begin Aug. 13 for all students and optional in-class studies begin Sept. 8.