NISD distributing new Chromebooks

NISD distributing new Chromebooks
Posted on 12/16/2020
NISD distributing new Chromebooks

Nacogdoches ISD has received 3,429 Chromebooks, and the laptop computers are being distributed to campuses for use by students.

The devices were delivered to the district last week and began going out to campuses on Dec. 11. NISD technology staff and Absolute Technologies, a vendor assisting the district, began cataloging the devices before sending them on to campuses. Each Chromebook will be registered and assigned to a student for use in the classroom and at home.

The purchase approved earlier this year by NISD’s Board of Trustees is part of the state’s Operation Connectivity, an initiative to connect Texas students with a device and reliable internet service. Operation Connectivity covered half the cost of the Chromebooks, as well as iPad tablets the district received earlier this semester.

“We’re grateful to the state for assisting with the cost of these devices,” NISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo said. “Within a short period of time, Nacogdoches ISD has emerged as a 1:1 district in regards to technology for our students.

“I also want to praise our technology staff for the work required to quickly and carefully coordinate the distribution of thousands of devices for the benefit of our students..”

Texas introduced Operation Connectivity after schools were shuttered in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in Operation Connectivity was OK’d by the board in August and allows NISD to be a fully 1:1 district, meaning each student has access to a computer laptop or tablet for use in the classroom and at home.

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