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Flying Start ICT Allocation

Purpose

ICT funding for Year 7 students in 2015 will enable schools to provide the ICT resources that are needed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom.

Expenditure guidelines

The level of additional funding is determined based on one computer for every three Year 7 students. This comprises $1,030 for each computer plus an additional $152 per device for setup and oncosts.

Schools will be able to tailor a solution that will meet the individual needs of their school community in order to best support their Year 7 cohort. This may include computers, data storage and servers, technical support, laptop trolleys, security costs including lockers, locking cables and identity management, air conditioning, contributions towards additional power requirements and internet connection costs.

Duration of program

Schools will receive their entitlement through the School Appropriation and Budget Application (SABA) in November 2014, representing 60 per cent of their anticipated funding.

The initial Flying Start ICT allocation will be based on one computer for every three Year 7 2015 students using enrolment predictions from Queensland Government Statistician's Office.

In February 2015, enrolment data will be reconciled against the previously allocated funding and schools will receive final payment to meet a computer-to-student funding ratio of 1:3 in March 2015.

Policy Reference

13/426490 - Approved Project Plan

Eligibility

Established secondary schools that have not previously had Year 7 enrolments will be eligible for a Flying Start ICT funding allocation.

For established P-10 schools and P-12 schools a review of Year 7 cohort growth will be completed in February 2015. Where cohort growth has occurred, a funding allocation will be made.

New schools and schools that do not have permanently enrolled students, such as outdoor and environmental education centres and special purpose schools, are not eligible for funding.

The allocation of funding is a one-off allocation and the ICT items will not be replaced.

Form of assistance

Cash Appropriation

Payment details

Payment details

Payment

During month of

Proportion of allocation paid

Payment 1November 201460%
Payment 2March 201540%

Allocation of funds

The level of additional funding is determined based on one computer for every three Year 7 students. This comprises $1,030 for each computer plus an additional $152 per device for setup and on costs.

Schools will be able to tailor a solution that will meet the individual needs of their school community in order to best support their Year 7 cohort. This may include computers, data storage and servers, technical support, laptop trolleys, security costs including lockers, locking cables and identity management, air conditioning, contributions towards additional power requirements and internet connection costs.

Data requirements

Queensland Government Statistician's Officer 2015 Student enrolment predictions.

Contact

Flying Start IT Project Manager
Telephone: (07) 3034 5182
Email: GRFSS@dete.qld.gov.au

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