As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Clara County schools shifted to distance learning in March, 2020. Schools and districts worked vigorously to ensure all students had appropriate devices to continue learning at home. In response, the San José Digital Inclusion Partnership allocated grants for the purchase of devices to support these efforts. The grant funds in total went to purchase computing devices, which allowed for 4,645 families to engage in distance learning and maintain connected to their school communities. Central office teams from the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) distributed surveys to families that received the devices purchased through these grants. The purpose of the surveys is to understand the digital inclusion needs of families in Santa Clara County, including further need for devices, connectivity, and digital literacy training. The survey also gathered data on how impactful the devices they received from their schools were in supporting their child and family.
- San José Digital Inclusion Partnership Fund Family Surveys Report