The big picture
This is part of a districtwide tech inventory that will be conducted over the summer to prepare the equipment for students in the fall semester.
Officials said in the email to parents that this applies to all tech equipment received by the student from the district during this year or in years past. This includes hotspots, chargers, iPads, cases and more, officials said.
Also of note
"This does not affect special education-specific devices that are checked out through that department," the email read. "If a device is needed for a Dual Credit/ACC course, devices will be distributed to students the last week of school. Devices for on-campus summer programs will be provided."
Sorting out details
Officials said in the email that if a student needs a device for summer use, parents or guardians can complete an opt-in form via their parent portal account to request a device. Once approved, parents or guardians can pick up the devices May 26 and May 30-June 2 at either Gus Garcia YMLA, 7414 Johnny Morris Road, Austin, or at the Austin ISD central office, 4000 S. I-35, Austin.
The bottom line
All devices will be disabled as of May 25 at 5 p.m., officials said. It is important that all student tech devices be returned before that time to the student's campus. Those with questions may call the Austin ISD help desk at 512-414-9187.