Photo by Robert Noles/Opelika Observer
Opelika City Schools issued nearly 2900 chromebooks to its students. Following this distribution and the one it will hold in the spring, every OCS student should have a chromebook to use for the school year, whether they are attending traditional school or full-time virtual school. OCS decided it was best for all students to use district provided devices to assist with any lessons completed in a remote environment. This measure prevents teachers from having to troubleshoot tech issues for personal devices that they may not be familiar with. OCS devices are specifically set to run all programs used in lessons with OCS students, while not all personal devices are compatible with software that the school system uses. The school system is preparing students and parents to have the tools necessary to have a seamless transition with devices in a remote learning situation.
Pictured above: Sanai Stringer, a 10th grader at Opelika High School, receives her Chromebook.