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Eagle Pass ISD looking into $1.5 million for purchase of computers for students

The Eagle Pass Independent School District is looking into purchasing over $1.5 million dollars worth of Chromebooks to be used by students in the school setting.

“We are currently planning this and want to be able to have a computer for all students when they come back to school,” said Superintendent Mijares. “ This is being done to assure that every student while in class has access to a computer while in school for health and education reasons. This will also prepare us for any type of changes that might arise such as the abrupt stoppage of classes due to emergencies.”

If something happens that we must return to remote instruction then they will already have a computer assigned to them that will be distributed, making the transition much easier,” added Mijares. We are in the process of purchasing $1.5 million dollars if Chromebooks to be used in the near future.”

Back in the month of March, the EPISD moved to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This process was a difficult one to adjust to due to the fact that some students do not have access to a computer system in their homes. The EPISD is going through with the purchase of these computers to assure accessibility to remote instruction for all EPISD students.

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