EDINBURG, Texas – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the purchases of approximately $7.4 million for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
They also purchased technology equipment for staff and students in preparation for the upcoming school year.
The district said they purchased about $1.2 million for hundreds of thousands of PPE and other supplies. Those include 34,500 disposable masks, 50,500 reusable masks, 3,250 face shields and sneeze guards, 5,750 gallons of sanitizer, 2,675 thermometers and 34,400 study carrels.
The Texas Education Agency will also provide extra PPE supplies at no cost, said the release.
Edinburg CISD said the board members approved about $6.1 million for technology equipment and software, including over $4.2 million for Chromebooks.
The district adds students and families participating in virtual learning will need a computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, or other mobile device and internet access at home.
Edinburg CISD will be issuing a mobile device to those students and families in most need.