The Public School System, together with the Office of the CNMI Delegate, recently conducted its second distribution of iPads and carts to both public and private schools throughout the CNMI.
A total of 3,000 iPads and 100 carts have been allocated to CNMI schools under the federal consolidated grant program for this school year.
The school district received a three-year approval for the federal grant program, enabling PSS to provide one free iPad/laptop per student for all of the Commonwealth’s public and private schools.
On Friday, Education Commissioner Glenn Muña, PSS federal programs officer Tim Thornburgh, and Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) presented Dandan Middle School principal Lynn Mendiola, her school’s leadership team, and a group of students DMS’ share of free iPads and carts.
The carts were loaded with 30 iPads. Each cart is fully equipped to meet the needs of student learning.
The distribution of iPads and carts is part of the school district’ ongoing initiative to fully support public schools’ work and successes in promoting quality classroom instruction, including investment classroom technology.
Private schools have received their iPads and carts yesterday.
Tinian and Rota will receive their share of iPads and carts this week.
PSS is home to over 10,000 student elementary, middle, and high school student students, and runs 20 campuses on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. (PSS)