The board went on to approve $4.8 million to purchasing Connect2Compete connections for qualifying students who need high-speed internet and a suite of safety software tools, which will block students from accessing dangerous and inappropriate websites when connected through their devices.
Also, the board approved $1.8 million to purchase Kajeet mobile hotspots for qualifying students which will help households with Wi-Fi so that students can connect to CCSD learning management systems and online tools to help them succeed.
Aside from distance learning measures, the board also received a presentation on the CCSD Human Capital Management which held up pay for many teachers when the district changes payroll systems.
The delivery team says it has either completed or submitted for review 95 percent of all recommended remediation tasks.
The school year is set to begin on Aug. 24, while the district continues to deliver on its goal of 1:1 device distribution for students.
When we started Kajeet in 2003, we wanted kids to be agile with technology, to be empowered and safe, and we wanted to help them respond with confidence to what's happening in their world. Not incidentally, we want parents, educators and guardians to be involved too. Being part of the mobile world is not just fun, it’s a shared responsibility.