What is happening with student computers at the middle schools?
As the iAndover Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative evolves, APS has discovered that over 80% of families have elected to use a Chromebook-style computer for their students. To simplify classroom use, the Andover School Committee voted the following on May 28, 2020:
That Andover Schools require that middle school students use a Chromebook type device and that this device is managed by IT during school hours (7:30 Am- 2:30 PM) by Andover IT. Rising 8th graders (class of 2025) with non-Chromebook devices are exempt from the policy for the 2020-2021 school year.
That the Andover School Committee vote to approve an optional Pilot Middle School Chromebook Leasing Program for the 2021-2022 school year with a fixed fee not to exceed $150/student/year.
During school hours (7:00 AM to 2:30 PM), students will only be able to login to their school-approved Google account and access school-approved applications. All other applications will be blocked. Once students leave school, they will be able to log into their personal account.
How can I place my student’s device under management?
This is a very simple and straight forward process.