Oak Harbor Public Schools collecting Chromebooks for reuse

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s closure of schools, Oak Harbor schools distributed 3,200 Chromebooks near the end of the school year so that students could continue their education.

Starting on Aug. 3, the district started recollecting the laptops so they can be cleaned, updated and redistributed to next year’s students. Oak Harbor High School is the designated collection point, operating 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off collection ends Thursday, Aug. 27.

As of last week the district had yet to retrieve about 1,400 Chromebooks, district spokesman Conor Laffey said.

He said the district is willing to work with families and students who may be unable to go to the high school during the designated times.

Next year, each student will receive a Chromebook as the district implements a hybrid attendence model.

Call 360-279-5000 to schedule an appointment to return the Chromebook at the school district office at other times.