Cobb schools distribute more than 600 laptops to students

More than 600 students and their families have been given free laptops to help them continue their school work at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cobb Schools Foundation has raised $185,000 of its $250,000 goal to buy digital devices so students can continue online learning while the district is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The laptops were distributed April 14 at Osborne High School in Marietta.

“We are grateful to all those who have supported our campaign and understand that students who experience a lapse in learning may experience academic challenges in the near future,” said Felicia Wagner, executive director of the Foundation. “We want all students to continue to have success and have the tools and resources needed to achieve their goals.”

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Cobb schools spokeswoman Nan Kiel said the laptops were  “provided for students in need from across the district, including all 17 Cobb high schools.”

Another organization, Communities In Schools of Georgia, will also provide 125 devices to students who attend Title I schools in Cobb. Title I schools have a higher percentage of students receiving free and reduced-priced lunch.

The Cobb Community Foundation last week awarded a $10,000 grant to the Cobb Schools Foundation to buy laptops to students in the Campbell, Osborne, Pebblebrook and South Cobb high school clusters.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the campaign can visit the Cobb Schools Family Stabilization website to make a donation or email cobbschoolsfoundation@cobbk12.org.


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