CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Thousands of laptops will be given to students in need at local schools on Friday from 8 am – 2 pm so that students can start using a new platform for remote instruction on March 30.

School officials said parents need to preset their students’ online username and password to pick up computers, which are available on a first come, first served basis. Parents need to complete required forms before getting a device at their child’s school.

Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said this week that there are 90,000 laptops and other devices available to students.

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For families needing internet, the schools district has worked out a plan with Comcast to provide eligible families with free internet services for 60 days. After that, Runcie said parents will have to pay $10 a month for the service. He said the district is working with Comcast to negotiate a better rate.

Learn more about the internet plan at