San Francisco schools lend computers to students in need
As the San Francisco Unified School District attempts to overcome statewide school closures, it will now provide computers to students who do not have their own device at home to facilitate learning by line.
Starting Tuesday and throughout this week, SFUSD students who register for the program can come pick up a Chromebook which they will then have to return to the school district when schools reopen or at the end of summer vacation, whichever comes first.
“SFUSD strives to provide access to technology to students in need of a device for distance education, whenever possible,” the district said in a statement to parents on Sunday evening. “In support of this effort, the district will loan Chromebooks to SFUSD Grades 3 to 12 students who do not have daytime computer access at home to support distance learning.”
Like KPIX reports, this follows an announcement earlier this month that all current student homework is optional, given that not everyone has the same computer and Internet access at home.
Students and parents can submit their request for a learning device here, and Chromebooks will be distributed to multiple schools between March 31 and April 3.
And this program is in addition to a child care program provided by the city to frontline and essential workers whose children are out of school – this program, delivered at the Recreation and Parks Department facilities, also includes homework help and educational activities.