Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2022) . . Page.. 1036 ..
(1) When were Chromebooks introduced into government schools, in terms of every student receiving one.
(2) Why were Chromebooks introduced and what was the information technology (IT) system that existed before Chromebooks, for example, was there a set number of computers per classroom for students to use.
(3) Which students receive Chromebooks, ie, in what year levels.
(4) How much does each Chromebook cost the ACT Government.
(5) How many Chromebooks are there and how many have been given to ACT students.
(6) Does the Education Directorate (the Directorate) offer parents insurance for Chromebooks; if so, how does this system work.
(7) What is the Directorate’s policy for lost, damaged or stolen Chromebooks.
(8) If a Chromebook is lost, stolen or damaged, are parents liable to pay for it and how much must they pay.
(9) What is the policy for parents who cannot afford to pay for a lost, damaged or stolen Chromebooks.
(10) How long must a student wait on average to receive a new or repaired Chromebook if it is lost, stolen or damaged.
(11) What are the Directorate’s costs to repair and replace Chromebooks.
(12) How do government schools repair and service Chromebooks.
(13) Do schools employ IT support; if so, can the Minister provide the details for each school.
(14) Have schools had to employ extra IT resources since Chromebooks were introduced; if so, can the Minister provide a breakdown for each school.
(15) Are schools required to report all repairs as well as lost/damaged Chromebooks to the Directorate; if so, how many repairs have there been since Chromebooks were introduced into schools.
(16) How many Chromebooks have been (a) lost and (b) damaged, since Chromebooks were introduced.
(17) What is the cost of the lost and damaged Chromebooks referred to in part (16) and can the Minister provide a breakdown for each school.
(18) How many staff are employed by the Directorate to work on the Chromebook program.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Secondary students started receiving a Chromebook in February 2018 (following the Election Commitment of the 2016 Election (EC LAB 028).