The last-minute snafu that held up distribution of Chromebooks for students at East Greenwich High School has been resolved. The computer devices will begin to be handed out Tuesday, Sept. 23, said Principal Michael Podraza in an email to parents Monday afternoon.
The highly anticipated move to a so-called 1:1 computer environment at the high school was originally slated to take place at the start of the school year. Manufacturer delays pushed distribution to this week, but early Monday morning (Sept. 22), parents were notified that distribution was again delayed, this time because of a filtering issue.
According to Supt. Victor Mercurio, the Chromebooks were have software that restricted Internet access at school and outside of school. Officials discovered the beyond-school filtering had not yet been installed. Mercurio was not able to detail what websites are restricted by the filtering software.