The Cobb County School District began the new school year Aug. 17 with virtual learning. The district said it has received more than 38,000 requests for laptops and has distributed more than 30,000 to students.
Stratix, a Gwinnett-based company, has provided 750 of the 2,600 Chromebooks the system needs. The Cobb Schools Foundation also received a $75,000 gift from North Metro Church in Kennesaw to help the district purchase laptops for students. The devices will go to the system’s Title I schools, where at least half of their students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.