PGCPS Students Will Receive Paid Internet Service

March 27, 2020

As students and parents across the DMV come to the end of another week of school being closed, many are questioning the next steps.

PGCPS CEO Monica Goldson joined the Joe Clair Morning Show on Friday to provide some clairity.

"We issued a survey to our community to see who as access to online internet services and who has technology," Goldson said.

With the results of that survey, the school system plans to prepare students and families for online learning.

"We asked everyone to complete that survey by Friday. For those who do not complete it, we will begin to make personal calls to thier homes so that we can then talk about how we can distribute a Chomebook to them in the coming days. And I will be paying for internet service for those who do not have it," Goldson said.

On Monday, March 30, PGCPS will announce how students can begin accessing online lessons from their teachers and also provide tech training for those who may be unfamiliar.

"I want to be able to close that gap [for students without access to computers and internet service> so that they can learn just like everyone else," Goldson said.

Laptop distribution will begin Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3 at students' boundary school. Pick up will be held in the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check out the full interview above.

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