On Monday, the 25,500 students that make up one of Idaho’s largest school districts will wake up, turn on their computers and “return” to school — that is, if they have a computer.
As the Boise School District awaits a shipment of 13,000 Chromebooks set to arrive sometime in the next week, roughly 39% of the district’s students are left without the computers they were promised in June.
Right now, the district has 15,600 Chromebooks on hand, district spokesperson Dan Hollar said. About half of those were given out in the spring to students without at-home devices, and the district began distributing the remaining 7,000 on Wednesday.
The roughly 9,900 students who haven’t received Chromebooks yet can expect them “in a matter of days,” Hollar said. The shipment of 13,000 computers has already arrived on U.S. soil.
A recent study from the State Board of Education found that over half