MPS to distribute thousands of computers to students to assist in e-learning
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools will distribute thousands of Chromebooks to students over the next few days.
District officials sent out a survey to families to find out what needs they had when it came to access to devices and internet.
.@MilwaukeeMPS is handing out Chromebooks to students today to make e-learning easier. Families were asked to take a survey to determine their needs for devices & access to internet. High school pickup is today & tomorrow. Middle school begins Monday. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/IJhY6xIxvr— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) April 16, 2020
The computers will be handed out to students of all ages, with high schoolers getting priority.
MPS families will be picking up the devices at their child's school by appointment to keep social distancing.
MPS leaders said the devices will help students access several different resources like the online learning resources page and virtual experiences.
"We know that online learning isn't going to replace face to face, but we want to provide families with the mechanisms to do that," MPS Chief of Communications and Performance Marla Bronaugh said. "The schedule, the agenda, what a day might look like at school for a student to keep up that routine."
Distribution for high school students will be Thursday, April 16-17. Middle school distribution will be held April 20 and elementary school distribution will be held April 22-24.