Every student in Newark City Schools will have access to a computer during the 2021-22 school year and beyond through a one-to-one device initiative. The district has purchased more than 3,100 Chromebooks with grant money — enough for every student in grades 6-12 — and will use existing devices to provide in-school access to all elementary students. The $1.2 million purchase is made possible through many grants: $419,000 from the City of Newark’s COVID-relief funds; $535,000 from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund; and $270,000 from Special Education funds.
The Newark City School District Board of Education will move its regular meeting start time to 5:30 p.m. moving forward, beginning with the April 12 meeting. Meetings previously began at 6:30 p.m. The Board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month except for November’s meeting, which is on November 15. Meetings are held in Room 151 at the Administrative Service Center, 621 Mount Vernon Road in Newark.