crowe 081920GRANITE CITY – In an effort to help teachers adapt to a school year that will rely heavily on e-learning, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) coordinated with officials at Granite City Community Unit School District #9 to ensure 3,000 Chromebooks were ready for students to begin class next week.

“Spending the day unboxing Chromebooks is not how I think anybody expected to be spending their time leading up to school this year, but teachers have stepped up to the task of teaching students while also keeping them and their community safe,” Crowe said. “By offering this service, we’re doing our part to provide a safe environment for students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I thank Senate President Don Harmon for agreeing to this partnership.”

Responding to a call for help from Granite City administrators, Crowe brought a small group of staff from Springfield to the school’s district office to help unpack the Chromebooks in time for distribution.

Pictured: Sen. Rachelle Crowe unpacks Chromebooks at Granite City CUSD9 district office (3200 Maryville Rd.)