Recent donations will help support students in the Lompoc Unified School District with distance learning.
The donations by Yardi Systems and the United Way reportedly total nearly $100,000.
“After the recent break-ins and vandalism, our students can definitely benefit from these donations. The money will be used to obtain Chromebooks, internet service/hot spots, and other student needs related to distance learning. It is really heartwarming to see how our community comes together,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.
District officials say Chromebooks and other supplies have already been ordered and will be distributed to families once they arrive.
Days before classes for the new school year were set to get underway, district officials say several school campuses were vandalized and computers and other materials stolen.
Last weekend, catalytic converters were reportedly taken from eight district vehicles, including maintenance trucks and student transport vans.