[plug] Student access to school networks

Garry garbuck at westnet.com.au
Tue Mar 11 11:49:58 UTC 2014

Hi Kevin,

You could appeal it to the department, and if you get no joy you could 
make an appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Government departments love that sort of thing.

Good luck.


On 11/03/14 6:21 PM, Kevin Shackleton wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have a situation where my daughter is attending a leading 
> independent government school and because she is using her own UNIX 
> (ok, it's a Mac) PC instead of leasing one through the school, the 
> school won't give her a logon for the shared drives.  These drives are 
> used to pick up and drop off school work.
> The school's original position was "the Department policy prevents . .".
> I contacted the Department of Education and received:
> "The development and implementation of SOE version 4.2 in schools has 
> enabled local decisions to be made regarding which of these online 
> services are made available to staff and students.  This strategy 
> directly supports the philosophy of Independent Public Schools and 
> ensures that Western Australian public schools can be individual, 
> distinctive and responsive to their local communities while still 
> benefiting from being part of a system."
> I wonder if anyone is working in a position where they might cast 
> light on why school IT managers are so parochial in the 21st century? 
> What is it they fear?
> Thanks
> Kevin.
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