CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams is asking parents to fill out a survey asking whether they are in favor of issuing a Chromebook for every student in grades 6 through 12 for use in class and at home.

Below is the letter sent out via email to parents:

District Technology Initiative

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Dear parent,

The role of technology has played an increasingly larger role in the delivery of curriculum and instruction in our school district over the past decade. As new technological advancements have become available, the school district has dramatically expanded students’ access to technology resources through the annual operating budget and generous grant awards from the school P.T.O.’s and the Chatham Education Foundation.

The school district is considering a move to a 1:1 environment, phased in over the next eighteen months, at Chatham Middle School and Chatham High School. Specifically, each student in grades 6-12 potentially would be issued a Chromebook for use at school and/or home, in the same manner that a textbook or calculator is issued today. In order to make sound decisions about the allocation of resources and our plan as we move forward, we request that you take the time to log into the Genesis Parent Portal and respond to the question below.

1. If the option were available to you, would you like the school district to provide your child with a Chromebook?

YES NO

Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this one-question survey.