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Pasco schools offering computers to families for stay-at-home classes

The district is trying to help students who don’t have devices at home.
Pasco School District headquarters in Land O' Lakes

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As Pasco County schools transition to distance learning, officials said they have about 33,000 computers, tablets and other devices available for families to check out. The distribution takes place on Monday.

The priority will be for those who have no computer or internet access at all. The district also will seek to help households with multiple children and limited devices, starting by offering one item for every two children.

If the system has any remaining after the first round of checkouts, Browning said, “we’d be more than happy to provide additional assistance.”

To get a computer, families will have to go to the school where their child is enrolled. Middle and high schools will have checkouts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and elementary schools from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each school will establish a schedule for pickup, so they do not have large crowds waiting. The schools are supposed to send information to their families, but if you don't hear from them, you can call the main office, where administrators began working again on Wednesday.

The district is asking that only one person come to receive the technology, and not entire families. At elementary and middle schools, parents listed on the students' enrollment documents must attend.

High school students may pick up computers on their own.

For more information about the system and distance learning, visit the district website http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/coronavirus/page/distance-learning.

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