Students across the Riverina and state will soon be given access to loaned computers and WiFi modems in an attempt to improve equity margins in home learning.
A spokesperson for the NSW Department of Education told The Daily Advertiser priority roll-out would be given to students who are in their senior levels of study at the moment.
"The department is focused on getting resources to students in need as soon as possible with priority for Year 12 students," the spokesperson said.
The department did, however, declined to comment on how many students in the Riverina would be eligible for technology loans, or when those students could expect to receive the items.
Prior to the education department's announcement, it is understood some schools in the Riverina had begun sourcing and loaning school equipment to students who were in need.
"Schools have actively worked to provide additional devices where they are able to and loaned school devices where possible. In addition, the department is sourcing additional devices to supplement school supplies," the department spokesperson said.
"Principals are providing the department with advice on the number of additional devices and hardware needs."
Speaking to The Daily Advertiser last week, Wagga-based tutor and co-director of Achieve Education, Shannon Fisher said the access to technology would be the local schools' "biggest challenge to online learning".
"There's an equity issue that this will bring out," Ms Fisher said.
"[Some] schools and students don't have access to laptops or don't know their email addresses, or have never done anything like online learning before.
"Or there are some homes that don't have access to the internet."
The hope is now that the state government's technology roll-out will better address the concern so that more students will be able to learn from home.
It also comes after the Premier Gladys Berejiklian was joined by NSW Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell is asking parents to keep their children at home amid the concern over COVID-19 spread.
"For practical reasons, we are encouraging parents to keep their students at home," Ms Berejiklian said.
"Schools will remain open and for those children who have no option or whose parents have no option, no child will be turned away from school."