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Chromebook issues aside, school under way in SH


September 23, 2020

DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY staffers Velma Canfield, left, and Beverly Kerr keep tabs on progress in their office at Foster School last week.

Chromebooks were in short supply last week as Sweet Home students and their parents arrived at their local schools to pick up equipment needed to start online school this week.

But other than that, Supt. Tom Yahraes said, things got rolling Monday morning, Sept. 21, with some deployment of Macs and other laptops to fill the gap.

"I had a lot of positive feedback from students and teachers – we are connecting and we have begun instruction," he said Monday afternoon after school let out for the day.

"For teachers, assistants, and administrators, seeing kids' faces via Zoom was the absolu...

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