Yonkers lays down ground rules for handing out laptops needed for remote learning

Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada says the district currently has 5,000 laptops.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2020, 9:56 PM

Updated 1,353 days ago

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As Yonkers Public School students get ready to learn remotely for the first month, school officials are working to secure enough devices for kids who need them.
Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada says the district currently has 5,000 laptops. Dr. Quezada says once new Chromebooks arrive, that will add another 4,200 devices. That brings the total to 9,200. There are 27,000 students and the district has only received requests for a little more than half that number.
"I'm going to have sufficient devices to give to everyone who has requested one," says Dr. Quezada. "If you have the ability or you already own one please do not apply for one."
Micro Center in Yonkers says it has been bombarded with people coming in to buy computers.
Dr. Quezada says he wishes no one needed to buy their own equipment.
"The state has withheld 20% of almost every reimbursement that the district is entitled to," says Dr. Quezada. "So, we are in a difficult financial situation."


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