Please provide information on the status of allowing free internet and chromebook access to students.
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer is working with the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement to create an “umbrella” of services that will support the students of Montgomery County to utilize the myriad of educational resources that are available online. This umbrella will offer programs that can provide Internet and/or devices to students at home for utilizing the services that MCPS provides, as well as other free learning tools. This program includes partnerships with the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery County Technology Services, as well as several third-party vendors. The program will be presented to the Board of Education in the spring of 2018.