EBRPSS launches TechReady initiative for students who may need devices for online learning

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BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC 33/Fox 44) The East Baton Rouge Parish School System launched an online resource for families to sign up for mobile hotspots and devices.

As the school system transitions into the school year through the all-virtual learning model, it is vital that students are prepared and TechReady on August 10. EBRPSS students will learn virtually through Labor Day unless otherwise announced.

The district is poised to achieve a 1:1 student-to-device ratio by the start of school. For households
need of connectivity or devices, please visit TechReady. Schools will continue to hold device distribution days to equip each child with the tools they need before the academic year begins. For more information on distribution, families are encouraged to reach out to their child’s school for assistance or visit ebr.technology for additional resources.

“Throughout the summer, the I.T. department has worked tirelessly to build connections for EBRPSS
families to assist with virtual learning,” said Leslie Brown, incoming EBRPSS Superintendent. “In a year filled with unknowns and challenges for education, the completion of a full 1:1 device ratio ensures that all students will be TechReady this fall.”

● I.T. staff and EBR CTEC interns have distributed over 5,000 devices this summer.
● Happening now, families can request devices and mobile hotspots.
● On August 3, the I.T. Department will launch a new helpdesk geared towards families,
students, and staff. On August 3, the helpdesk can be accessed at ebr.technology.

Under the all-virtual model, learning will be facilitated remotely through each student’s school of record. Paper instructional materials will be distributed by the school to students with connectivity concerns and/or complement the virtual learning experience if needed. Grades and attendance will be accounted for daily under all learning models.

Families will have the option of an all-virtual model for the entire school year. This will continue to be an option when schools shift to offering a hybrid learning model, in which students engage in face-to-face instruction on certain days each week and engage in remote learning on other days.

As the city and state continue to monitor the public health crisis and navigate the phased reopening, the district stands committed to keeping EBRPSS students TechReady for the year ahead.

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