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Computers for Teachers IPS opt out

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Purpose

To provide funding to Independent Public Schools (IPS) who choose to opt out of the Computers for Teachers (CFT) program and receive a cash appropriation to manage the program within the school. All teachers eligible to receive a departmentally supplied laptop under the CFT program must receive an appropriate laptop under the school’s managed scheme.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility criteria for funding

Independent public schools are eligible to opt out. Where a school opts out, they remain outside of the CFT Program for 4 years. They may choose to opt back in at the end of their 4 years or continue to opt out.

A school may only opt out when the majority of their devices are due for replacement in the current financial year and receive endorsement from the schools Regional Technology Manager, and approval from Assistant-Director, Information Technologies Branch.

Allocation of funds

Funding is calculated as follows:

  • Number of eligible staff X (Contract Cost of the Base Model Laptop or the actual cost of the laptop purchased by school [whichever is less])

Payment details

Payment During month of Proportion of allocation paid
On application

In line with the monthly payments

100%

Data requirements

Data requiredData source
e.g. OneSchool / CS / Spreadsheet (name and location)
Time collected
e.g. which census / as required / month
Number of eligible staff at time of application
TSS Payroll dataAt time of application
Price of CFT base model for the current financial year tenderAs per current CFT contract
At time application
Price of laptop school has requested from vendor (proof of purchase is required)Vendor invoiceAt time of purchase / application

How to apply

To participate in the program, schools should:

  1. review the IPS Computers for Teachers opt out fact sheet (DOCX, 866KB) for all relevant information
  2. notify the Manager, Computers for Teachers, that the school wishes to opt out of the CFT program and receive reimbursement in lieu of CFT laptops
  3. submit the opt out application form (provided by CFT) accompanied with the Regional Technology Manager's endorsement.

Contact

Manager, Computers for Teachers
Education Systems Engagement
Telephone: (07) 3034 5286
Email: computersforteachers@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 22 December 2020