St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and St. Mary’s County Commissioners have agreed to purchase 315 laptop computers for distance learning. The funds were redirected from Project Graduation 2020 to help students remotely access a world class education.
On May 11, 2020, The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office regretfully announced the cancellation of the 36th Annual Project Graduation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a consolation, each Class of 2020 High School Graduates received a “Project Grad Pack” in the mail.
With the remaining funds budgeted for the 2020 Project Graduation events, the State’s Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Commissioners’ of St. Mary’s County, are redirecting the Project Graduation 2020 funds to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the purchase of 315 laptop computers for students.
St. Mary’s County States Attorney Richard Fritz says in a press release,” Although we were unable to proceed with the traditional Project Graduation events, we hope these laptop computers will provide our County’s students with the access to the world-class education our County’s public schools continue to provide during these challenging times.”
The release went on to thank the Project Graduation community partners for their support, and St. Mary’s County States Attorney Richard D. Fritz congratulated the Class of 2020 and wished them luck in their future endeavors.