Panama Buena Vista School District sending laptops home for students

Sunshine Year Media Literacy
Posted at 4:00 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 19:01:02-04

As the home becomes both a school and an office for families, many students are having to share technology with siblings or parents in order to stay on top of their school work.

Now, about 10,000 laptops that students use in the regular school year will be given to students in the Panama Buena Vista School District Superintendent this week to go along with the school work packet they were given.

"Many of our parents have devices at home but there is a large population that wants their Chromebooks that they use every single day," explained Panama Buena Vista School District Superintendent Dr.Kevin Silberberg. "We are sending these homes so theres a decrease in the loss of any kind of learning."

Sydney Gridiron is an 8th-grade student at Earl Warren Junior High School. She hopes having the laptop will expedite her last year of junior high.

"They've been posting on Google Classroom and telling us whats happening in the world and they have us doing a packet. I've been mostly using my phone"

Teachers are helping to sanitize the laptops and parents and students are still urged to practice social distancing during the pickup process.

"We're trying to duplicate the social and academic online and it's pretty rich. It's ok, but nothing replaces the richness of a student and teacher at a school," said Silberberg.