Technology & Devices
Preparation for the start of school includes addressing the technology needs of students. This summer, the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees approved $2.8 million to purchase new devices including iPads, Chromebooks, student and staff laptops, and hotspots. During the past few months, the district has purchased almost 7,000 new devices. Due to the purchase demand from schools across the nation, not all of those devices will be here before the start of school. As new devices arrive, they will be deployed to students and staff in a timely fashion.
The majority of students have selected the Virtual Learning program. As part of the enrollment process, students who chose virtual notified the district if they needed a loaner laptop or Chromebook. Families that chose In-Person Learning will receive an email from the Technology Department to determine additional technology and internet access needs. Taking into consideration the new devices that have been purchased and loaner devices that have previously been distributed, the district will start by providing one laptop or Chromebook per household.
Starting September 1, the Technology Department will begin distributing the first deployment of loaner devices with a focus on initially providing one device per household. Students and their families will be notified by email and phone that they will receive a loaner device. To ensure you can be reached, all families should confirm that the email and phone number listed in Skyward Family Access is current. The accuracy of contact information is necessary for the district to be able to reach families.