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YCS Using Bus Routes To Deliver Electronics To Students

May 13, 2020

Ypsilanti Community Schools is using bus routes to deliver iPads and Chromebooks to students as part of its COVID-19 distance learning plan.


The district created bus routes based on where students live to designate drop-off locations.  Assistant Superintendent Dr. Carlos Lopez says over 1,000 devices will be distributed this month in addition to the over 2,000 that have already been given out.  He says the district also launched an Ypsi Live program.

"The Ypsi Live program with Comcast, with collaboration with EMU, has actually allowed us the opportunity to get free Comcast essentials internet to our homes of our families who need it."

EMU’s alumni group GameAbove provided funding to help offer internet access for six months.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu