With multiple weeks down in the new school year, parents in Hempstead say their kids still don’t have access to laptops they need for online learning.
Many parents and students are feeling extremely frustrated with the lack of help, including Tyanne Carlos, who has been trying to help her granddaughter navigate distance learning without a laptop.
“She doesn’t do the work, she can’t graduate, and I’m not going to have the school penalize her for the things that they couldn’t do that they were supposed to do,” says Carlos.
Out of the 6,400 students in Hempstead School District, roughly half of them received laptops so far. The ones who didn’t receive them will be getting paper packets with assignments sent to their homes.
The school district says they’re supposed to receive a shipment this week.