The Southern Coalition for Social Justice and allied groups want the state to use millions in federal coronavirus relief funds to buy computers for disadvantaged students.  The News & Observer reports,

The advocacy groups want the aid money to go toward providing computers and free internet service for all students in need. They also want the state to prohibit school districts from monitoring how the computers are used during the closures.

The procurement, setup, and distribution process would extend beyond the end of the school year and perhaps into the summer months.  At that point, stay-at-home orders may be lifted, and students would be preparing to return to class in the fall.