NORTH ATTLEBORO — School officials had some good news to share this week.
A sizeable federal grant will allow the district to refresh the Chromebook laptop computers that have been distributed to local students, Lincoln Lynch, temporary business manager, told the school committee at its regular monthly meeting Monday.
The $710,000 grant, distributed as part of pandemic relief funds, will also allow the establishment of additional hot spots to ease computer access.
Roughly 2,300 devices were leased for classroom and home use for middle and high school students in 2018, using funds derived from a Proposition 2 1/2 override that year.
Lynch cited the efforts of Meg Camire, student services coordinator, and Gideon Gaudet, director of technology, in securing the funding.