DEL VALLE, Texas — Del Valle ISD received an award for the 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide the district funds to purchase technology devices for students to access digital materials off campus.

The District will receive 115 Google Chromebooks and 115 mobile hotspots with a 500 MB plan. Each of the three middle schools will receive 30 Chromebooks and 25 Kajeet SmartSpot devices. Del Valle High School will receive 25 Chromebooks and Kajeet SmartSpot devices. Below, you can find the grant breakdown.

Chromebooks Cost
Devices $362.00 each
Chrome OS $25.00 each
Go Guardian $5.25 each
Worth Avenue Protection Plan $33.00 each
Kajeet Hotspot
115 devices + 500 MB Plan $33,056.84
Total – Chromebooks & Hotspots $84,960.59
Administrative Fee (15 percent) $12,744.09
Total of Grant $97,704.68

The grant period is from May 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2019, and provides personal student learning devices and internet access for students who would not otherwise have access to digital instructional materials off campus.