Computer kiosks to help Tacoma school district families

October 28, 2013 

Tacoma Public Schools has installed computer kiosks at four schools to help families access district information, including student grades and attendance.

The pilot kiosk program was created for families that do not have a computer at home and cannot access online information about their students. The kiosks are at McCarver and Sherman elementary schools and Baker and Mason middle schools. They are in the main school office, where families can get help from staff members in accessing the computer programs.

The district will track visits at each of the pilot computers and the resources families access. The results will help determine whether the project should expand to other schools and whether a school might need more than one kiosk.

Compiled by Debbie Cafazzo and Mary Anderson, staff writers

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