LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public Schools have given out thousands of Chromebooks to students who need them to continue their education during the coronavirus pandemic.
But as you might imagine, the district could use more. Now a new initiative with “My School Bucks,” a company that helps parents pay for school lunches online, is allowing the community to help if they can.
The Student Access Project will make sure JCPS students have resources to help now and in the future. Money donated through the project will be used to buy additional Chromebooks.
Corporate sponsors such as Passport Health, Rally’s, and the Help Us Grow Foundation have donated to the fund and as of Tuesday, more than $37,000 has been raised.
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio is thrilled with the community’s response.
“Our community has stepped up in a big way, with individuals, families and business partners asking what they can do to support our students in this crisis,” Pollio added, “And one of the most impactful ways they can help make a difference is to ensure our students have the resources they need both now, and when classes resume for in-school learning. I am so grateful for the incredible outpouring of support the district and our students have received during this unprecedented time.”
You can donate to the Student Access Project by going to this website.