Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are slated to approve a $1 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act funds for the purchase of tablets and other gear needed by adult learning centers that have switched to distance education.
Supervisors Karen Spiegel and Kevin Jeffries are jointly seeking the full Board of Supervisors’ approval for the expenditure, under what’s been dubbed the “Education Device Support Program.”
In a statement posted to the board’s policy agenda, the supervisors said the program will “ensure that all underserved students in Riverside County have the tools necessary to succeed in a distance learning format.”
There are 20 adult — or, “continuation” — schools located throughout the county, serving roughly 15,000 students over the age of 18.
These students fall outside the county Office of