NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Britain High School students received the first batch of Dell laptops.
On Monday morning, 400 devices were delivered to the school.
Last week, Governor Ned Lamont’s COVID-19 Learn From Home Task Force announced that 6,000 Dell laptops would be coming in three rounds throughout the week.
The State Department of Education is working with several districts in the state to provide students with those devices to make distance learning a bit easier.
New Britain Superintendent Nancy Sarra said it was lie Christmas in May.
“For us, just a real appreciative moment that the State Department of Education, who recognized the inequities, are acting on it and trying to level the playing field,” she said.
“There is obviously great financial inequity within the state, and while other districts enjoy the luxury of every student having their own personal Chromebook that they can come to and from school with, our students don’t have that,” added Damon Pearce, Principal of New Britain High School. “We just don’t have the means to support it, so this is huge, this is phenomenal.”