1:1 with Chromebooks
In 2018, U-46 provided a Chromebook to every high school student. We are excited to share that starting in the 2019-2020 school year, U-46’s one-to-one Chromebook program will expand to include all students in grades 5 through 8. During the 2019-20 school year, all students 5th through 12th grade will be provided a Chromebook from U-46 to be used throughout the school day, as well as at home during the evenings and weekends to support their learning. Moving to one-to-one in 5th through 12th grade will allow students greater access to curriculum resources, interventions, and progress monitoring tools.
The District will retain ownership of the devices but will check them out to the students for the entire school year as a tool to support their learning. In order for this to be successful, students need to take responsibility for the device loaned to them - similar to checking out books from the library or being assigned textbooks. Each Chromebook will be marked with a District-provided Asset Tag sticker and device ID sticker and will be checked out to the designated student using the District’s online inventory management system.
For the 2019-20 school year, U-46 will charge each student in grades 5 through 12 a $25 technology fee to cover repair insurance. That fee is waived for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.