The grant, which builds on a grant awarded by the foundation in April, will enable the district to purchase six hundred iPads, twelve hundred Chromebooks, and fourteen hundred mobile Wi-Fi hot spots and expand access to educational, afterschool, community, and health and wellness resources for students and their families. The hot spots will assist students who don't have access to high-speed Internet at home and/or are cared for by family members or neighbors and need to have Internet access in multiple locations.
"Through the generous support of the Mott Foundation, we have been able to secure critical access to technology, which makes virtual learning possible for all Flint Community Schools students," said FCS superintendent Anita Steward. "This additional funding will allow us to prepare for in-person technology needs, expand accessibility in the school buildings, and rapidly replace devices throughout the year. It's just another way our essential community partners are helping us stay Flint-focused and ensure families can overcome any obstacles they may encounter."