Chris Bournea  |  ThisWeek

The Bexley City Schools’ 1:1 program adopted last year to provide each student with a school-issued iPad or Chromebook has been expedited by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, district officials say.

On Oct. 1, the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) launched a “One for All” fundraising campaign to cover the estimated $1 million cost of purchasing the devices, said Pam Glasgow, BEF executive director.

One of the major goals of the campaign is to eliminate disparities in students’ access to technology, Glasgow said.

“This 1:1 program does level the playing field because all students have the same devices,” she said. “That’s what equity truly means, is when everyone has the same access.”

The district initiated the 1:1 program as part of a comprehensive

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