RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Riverside County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved 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, like K-12 schools.
Supervisors Karen Spiegel and Kevin Jeffries jointly sought and got the full Board of Supervisors’ support for the expenditure.
In a statement posted to the board’s policy agenda, the supervisors said the Education Device Support 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 — “continuation” — schools located throughout the county, serving roughly 15,000 students over the age of 18.
Those students fall outside the county Office of Education’s K-12 “One for All” campaign, which was established in August and is supported by a board-approved CARES infusion