Gulfport School District receives new computers

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As digital learning becomes more common for schools, the Gulfport School District is rolling out new pieces of hardware to keep their students and teachers connected.

Laptop computers were delivered this afternoon to the school district’s technology support facility.

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Just over 4,000 Chromebooks and 545 laptops were provided as part of the Mississippi Connects Program which aims to provide every public school student with tech to learn in any environment.

District officials say this gives their students the latest technology to help their learning experience. Director of Technology Tracy Daniel-Hardy said, “This gives us an opportunity to fill in some gaps where there may have been some aging devices as well as some schools that may not have invested as much in the technology to make sure that we have enough for every student and make sure that we also have enough to have our assessments go off without a hitch.”

This shipment of computers ensures that each student in the district has a computer device and allows them to connect with virtual learning in the event of school shutdowns due to COVID-19.