Chromebooks

In an effort to enhance the learning environment through technology, Lexington Four is providing students, depending on grade level, greater access to computers. The following explanation outlines the parameters for your students use.                 

Every student that enrolls in Swansea High School will receive a Chromebook once the parent/guardian signs the Chromebook Authorization Form.


Assignment of a device that goes home:

  • The district provides a self-insurance plan in the event that a device is lost or stolen.
  • $25 Protection Plan for Take Home Devices is required for students to take home devices.  This includes students with free or reduced lunch status.
  • Students will receive a school fee in the amount of $25 upon receipt of the device every year. Parents/Guardians may pay the fee at their convenience.

·       If the cost of the Protection Plan creates a financial hardship, please contact your school financial personnel to discuss your options.  The plan costs are not pro-rated for students receiving free or reduced lunch.

  • Students will be responsible for the entire cost of repairs to computing devices, damaged through student misuse or neglect or that are intentionally damaged or lost.
  • If a power cord, case or other accessories are damaged or lost the student is responsible for the full cost of replacement.
    • Power cord: $30
    • Cases $35
Students carrying devices outside the classroom must have them in carrying cases! (Chromebooks and notebook computers) or the breakage will be considered negligent

Protection Plan for Take Home Devices:                   


Terms and Conditions of the Computing Device Agreement:

Students and parents who choose to have a device go home with a student are required to purchase the protection plan for computing devices. The cost of the Protection Plan is $25 annually and is nonrefundable. While there is no cost for the use of the device, it is imperative that the device the student is issued be maintained and handled in a responsible way.  Damages will require the student to pay a handling fee, deductible or replace the device in its entirety, depending upon the scope of the damage.  If a power cord, case or other accessories are damaged or lost the student is responsible for the full cost of replacement.


Items Not Covered by Protection Plan

Students will be responsible for the entire cost of repairs or replacement to computing devices damaged through student misuse, neglect, intentional damage or loss.  In case of theft, an official police report will be required.


Expectations for Computing Device Use:                  


Student access to computers is one way that Lexington Four enhances the learning opportunities for our students.  Use of the devices is a privilege.  Students who use a computing device at school are expected to follow Lexington Four’s policies, procedures and practices. These are available in hardcopy and on the district web site.


While there is no cost for the use of the device, it is imperative that the device the student is issued be maintained and handled in a responsible way.  Damages will require the student to pay a handling fee, deductible or replace the device in its entirety, depending upon the scope of the damage.  If a power cord, case or other accessories are damaged or lost the student is responsible for the full cost of replacement.

 

Listed below are the costs:

 Incident Damage Student Cost
1st Accidental Damage $25 deductible
1st Lost/Stolen $50 deductible
2nd Accidental Damage or Lost/Stolen $100 deductible (Device possibly issued for in-school use only.)
3rd Accidental$150 or Cost of Repair (Device possibly issued for in-school use only.)
Any Misuse, Neglect, Intentional Damage or Loss Cost of repair or replacement of device
   All costs are subject to change based on the discretion of the IT department.

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Emily Taylor,
Jul 21, 2016, 6:10 AM
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