STAR Laptop Grants
STAR (Student Technology Access and Resources) Laptop Grants – an innovative program where surplus school district laptops are re-purposed to provide technology to KSD families that are unlikely to afford computers on their own. The laptops come with basic Microsoft software and affordable internet access.
“Nearly half of high school graduates ages 16-19 with a home computer were enrolled in college, while enrollment for high school graduates without computers was one in four.” (Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community at UC Santa Cruz)
With help from a $6,000 grant in 2016-2017, over 1,800 families received computers where there were none in the household.