What happens to Ministry of Education funded assistive technology when a student leaves school?
When leaving school the assistive technology will either be:
- Returned to store
- Transferred to Ministry of Health responsibility (over $5,000 depreciated value)
- Gifted to the student (under $5,000 depreciated value).
Return to store
If the student no longer needs the assistive technology, complete the Transfer Form [Word; 178kb] and return it along with the assistive technology to your local Ministry of Education office.
Transferred to Ministry of Health responsibility
If the assistive technology is needed for tertiary study or vocational training and the current value of the technology is over $5,000, apply to transfer responsibility for the assistive technology to the Ministry of Health.
Complete a Transfer Form [Word; 178kb] and contact your local district technology coordinator for confirmation of current value and further assistance.
Gifted to the student
If the assistive technology has a current value of less than $5,000 and is required by the student the technology may be gifted.
Complete a Transfer Form [Word; 178kb] and contact your local District Assistive Technology Coordinator for confirmation of current value and further assistance.
Note: When the assistive technology is transferred to the Ministry of Health or gifted to the student the Ministry of Education or school has no further liability for the safety or maintenance of the technology.
If you have any queries please contact the district assistive technology coordinator at your local Ministry of Education office.
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