Click Bonders Help Enable Distance Learning for Local Students

Written by: Nikki Abernethy   |   Posted on: February 17, 2021

Click Bonders help thousands of local Nevada school children successfully participate in distance learning.

Click Bonders Help Enable Distance Learning for Local Students

Thanks to the hard work of community volunteers, including many Click Bonders, thousands of local Nevada school children will have the devices they need to successfully participate in distance learning.

 As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) received funding to purchase 16,000 laptop computers to assist students with distance learning at all K-12 schools in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Before they could be distributed to those who needed them, the computers had to be imaged for backup and security purposes. The process involved unboxing, tagging, imaging, and re-boxing the laptops for distribution.

 WCSD put out a call for community volunteers to perform this process, and Click Bonders rose to the challenge. Over 23 days of volunteering in October and November, members of the Carson City team, along with several of their family members, contributed an impressive 161 hours of their time to image roughly 5,000 laptops! 

“The Click Bond volunteers demonstrated agility in adapting to daily changes in the task,” said volunteer Doug Carlton (Chief Engineer Standards). “The dedication and teamwork of the Click Bond volunteers was very impressive!” Doug pointed out that the phrase “Many hands make light work” was certainly evident as they worked together with WCSD IT personnel. “It was very apparent that the Click Bond Way had been instilled in all of us and that we live it off campus as well as on,” he added. 

There’s still more work to do! Only about one-third of the laptops have been imaged, with 11,000 more laptops expected to arrive in the new year, and we can still use your help with the imaging process. Stay tuned to the weekly announcements for details about future volunteer opportunities.

 Thanks so much for all you’ve done to help our local students be successful this school year!

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