Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/1/2020 - 4:00 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Donation to ACPS
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: KH - Public Gifts to the Schools
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
100120_Memo_Donation_Kajeets__v3.pdf
201001_Policy_KH.pdf
201001_Regulation_KHR.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: On September 21, 2020, Alexandria City Public Schools received a donation of 300 Kajeets, at a value of $43,000, from Amazon to support ACPS students in need of technology access. A Kajeet is a type of filtered mobile hotspot device that provides students with a safe, simple wireless connection to the internet from their home location, via their student Chromebook, tablet or alternative device. In accordance with ACPS Policy KH and Regulation KH-R, any donation over $2,500 requires school board approval. The donation must meet the established standards of acceptance requirements.
Background: With the announcement of the ACPS Virtual PLUS+ model of instruction, the need for internet access continues to be essential for our students to be successful in this virtual learning environment. This need is significant due to the increased number of students being required to use technology at home. Students in grades 3-12 are using Chromebooks and Pre-K-2 students are using tablets to connect with their teachers and access learning materials. To help address any lack of student internet access, Amazon’s donation will support the provision of approximately 300 Kajeets.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board accept the donation to ACPS in the amount of $43,000.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Julia Burgos - Chief of School and Community Relations
Signed By:
Dominic Turner - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Margaret Lorber Moved, Member Ramee A. Gentry seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board accept the donation to ACPS in the amount of $43,000.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 18 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 18 - 0
   
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes