Prince William County students are getting the tools they need to continue their education.
More than 15,500 HP touchscreen laptops have been ordered by Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
Superintendent Steve Walts announced the news at a School Board meeting on Wednesday.
His remarks were shared in a release on the PWCS website.
Technology and flex funding are being used to purchase the laptops, which the students are expected to receive by May.
Until the touchscreen laptops arrive, laptops and tablets from schools will be used by students who don’t have devices.
The school system’s Information Technology (IT) department is going to reach out to families to learn about their device needs.
Members of the IT department will create hotspots at schools and, if possible, at homes. Internet that’s available at low costs are going to be promoted, as well.