LISD began distributing approximately 6,000 Chromebrooks to elementary school students for distance learning April 7-9 at five LISD elementary campuses. However, several students were unable to acquire devices, according to LISD.
“We received feedback last week from some families that were unable to be at their scheduled campus distribution due to work conflicts,” LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell said.
LISD will distribute Chromebooks from 3:30-6 p.m. April 15-16 at:
- April 15: Winkley Elementary, 2100 Pow Wow, Leander; and
- April 16: Ronald Reagan Elementary, 1700 E. Park St., Cedar Park.
Each campus will have one or two lines for vehicles so that parents and guardians may pick up devices through safe social distancing.
Parents must write the following information on a sheet of paper and place it on their dashboard.
- Printed first and last name of parent/guardian
- Printed first and last name of student
- Grade of student
- Student identification number, if available
LISD's enrollment includes approximately 18,478 pre-K through elementary students, according to the district. According to Chief Technical Officer Laurelyn Arterbury, there is a 1:1 student-device ratio in grades 3-5, but only a 2:1 student-device ratio in pre-K through grade 2. Not all devices are Chromebooks, she added.
Families that have difficulties with their devices may submit a help ticket online at http://servicemanager.leanderisd.org or call 512-570-0566.