Chromebooks Given To Nashua School Students Come Back Damaged

NASHUA, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A lot of students will need laptops if they are going to learn remotely. Nashua is New Hampshire's second largest school district, so it was a challenge to make the switch from learning in-person to online with almost no time to prepare. Nashua Schools gave over two thousand of its students Chromebooks; 500 of them came back damaged.

Nashua Schools' Director of Technology Greg Rodriguez said he's not surprised.

"There were damaged Chromebooks that came back in varying degrees," Rodriguez said. "Some missing keys, some cracked screens."

He said they can tell when the damage is intentional, and school principals can deal with that. But he said that most of the damage is not and he said he's proud of the what district was able to accomplish: create a remote learning program for 11 thousand kids in less than two weeks.

His department will be working on fixing the computers.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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