JONESBORO — Two Clayton County schools were gifted laptops from the county’s Office of the Solicitor General Nov. 6.
Adamson and Morrow Middle schools each received five laptops to be used in the In-School Suspension programs at the schools.
CCPS officials said the laptops will assist in bridging the technology gap between traditional classrooms and the alternative instructional setting.
Funding for the computers came from the Solicitor General’s Pre-Trial Intervention and Diversion Program. It’s offered to certain non-violent offenders who qualify for participation as an alternative to prosecution. Additionally, the Psi Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., contribute to purchasing four laptops.
Solicitor General Tasha Mosley said she’s hoping to reduce the number of student who fall behind while in the ISS program.
“From my experiences visiting ISS classrooms to speak to students about the importance of positive behaviors, I noticed some students have limited access to computers thus are completing assignments in workbooks while students in the regular classroom settings are engaging education through computerized instruction and other web-based platforms,” Mosley stated in a press release. “While students are being disciplined for their actions, we want to make sure they are still receiving every opportunity to be academically successful.”
Superintendent Morcease Beasley said he was grateful for the relationship the district has with Mosley and her office.
“Our children deserve every resource we can offer to ensure their academic achievement and I thank Solicitor Mosley for her tireless work in doing what is right for our children and community as well as being a consistent supporter of our school district,” Beasley said.
This is the second time the solicitor general’s office has donated computers to the district. Last year, Kendrick Middle School received five laptops to be used in alternative instructional settings.
“My job as solicitor general is to ensure that the citizens of Clayton County remain in a safe environment to live, work and play as well as continue to contribute to creating a better environment for future generations to excel,” Mosley said. “Today’s young people will be the leaders of this community and their education will play a huge role in their success and the success of the community. Whether it be school supply donations or laptops, we have to work together to ensure the students of Clayton County have the tools they need to be successful and I am very honored to be able to partner with CCPS in their pursuit of excellence.”