BALL-CHATHAM COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 5: Chromebook Collection for Students in Grades 5, 7,12
Ball-Chatham Community Unit School District 5 issued the following announcement on May 29.
This is the first year of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative where students in 5th through 12th grades were allowed to take their Chromebooks home. Since one of the major decisions regarding Chromebooks is what to do with them at the end of the school year, we thought it prudent to survey surrounding districts on their process. Ball-Chatham is unique in this area because of our size. Smaller districts collect devices. However the majority of the larger districts - especially north - allow students to keep their devices all year.
Given this information, we decided to pilot having students in grades 6, and 8-11 keep their Chromebooks over the summer, while collecting them from students in grades 5, 7, and 12. At the beginning of the new school year, if we feel that having Chromebooks stay with students through the summer works well, we’ll consider allowing all students who are 1:1 in 5th-11th grades keep them the following summer. Please note that inappropriate sites will still be blocked on those devices while at home.
Students who keep their Chromebooks through the summer will be expected to bring them back at the start of the upcoming school year in good condition. If a student moves out of the District, he or she will need to return the device to the District Office (201 W. Mulberry in Chatham).
If a student has technology issues, the district technology department works through the summer, and can be reached to help if needed. Josh Mulvaney, Director of Technology, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google provides a best practice for storing and caring for Chromebooks, located here: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/9139543.
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