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Brookfield schools get more chromebooks, hotspots

The Brookfield school district  Director of Technology has led the district in adding 100 wireless access points throughout the four schools in busy public access areas. These access points can handle more communication at higher speeds. Approximately 300 Chromebooks were loaned to students last spring for remote learning. The majority were returned, cleaned, repaired and loaned out again at the beginning of this school year.  There was a significant delay though in the delivery of new Chromebooks, but Brookfield will be able to fulfill the needs of all 400 students at the elementary and middle schools.  That total does not include the Chromebooks already distributed to Brookfield High School students as part of the state's 1:1 program. Connecticut also awarded the district a grant to pay for one year of free Internet access for 40 families who indicated they do not have Internet access. The director also applied for HotSpots grants to aid in Internet connectivity, which the State agreed to fund for one year.