Township High School District 113 Chromebook Agreement
Giving our students and teachers the tools they need to succeed in a digital world is an important endeavor for our District. To be college and career-ready, our students will need to be adept at using technology for critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, multimedia research, and sharing, and as an essential tool for interaction in a global environment. We are excited to launch our 1:1 initiative in support of these goals, in which each of our freshman and sophomore students will be issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year to be used throughout their years in District 113 and beyond.
To help our students successfully navigate the 1:1 learning environment and take full advantage of the investment in this technology as a tool for learning and engagement, District 113 has developed the following guidelines. It is vital that all students and their guardians/parents understand and abide by these guidelines.
Cost of Chromebook
Guardians/Parents/Students are responsible for paying $160 of the cost of the Chromebook. District 113 is covering the remaining portion of the cost. The $160 will be paid in equal yearly installments over the student’s school enrollment. Upon payment of their portion of the cost in full, the student/family owns their Chromebook. If the student ceases to be enrolled in District 113, the student must either return their device to District 113, or pay the remaining balance in full if they wish to keep the device. Students who are eligible for a fee waiver will have these fees waived.
For more information please visit the District 1:1 website at: https://www.dist113.org/Page/2282
Here you will be able to find information on policies, insurance, and background related to the 1:1 program.
Ownership of the Chromebook
Chromebooks are the property of the District until the Guardian(s)/Parent(s)/Student pays their portion of the cost in full. To ensure their use as a positive learning tool in coordination with the District’s curriculum, District 113 administrative staff and faculty retain the right to collect and/or inspect Chromebooks at any time, including via electronic remote access and to alter, add or delete installed software or hardware during the student’s school enrollment.
Responsibility for the Chromebook
Students are solely responsible for the Chromebooks issued to them and must adhere to the following:
- Students must comply with the District’s Use of Technology Policy (Board Policy 6:220; also see above section in Handbook)
- Unless otherwise instructed, the Chromebooks are intended for use at school each day. Students are responsible for bringing their fully charged Chromebook to school every day. (Note: A fully charged Chromebook should last at least 8 hours.).
- Students must treat their device with care and never leave it in an unsecured location.
- Devices must be kept in a protective case or backpack when the student is traveling, and must never be transported, stored, or used in the same location as water or other liquids.
- Students must promptly report any problems with their Chromebook to the school Technology Office.
- The serial number and other identification tags, which include the student’s name, grade, and ID number, must not be removed or interfered with. If a student loses a Chromebook while at school, it will be returned to the Tech Department.
- Students shall not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the Chromebook, including the keys, screen cover or plastic casing.
- Students shall not attempt to install or run any operating system on the Chromebook other than the Chrome OS operating system supported by the district
- The devices must be kept clean, and nothing, including but not limited to a finger, pen, pencil, etc., should touch the screen other than approved computer screen cleaners. Chromebooks are not touch-screen devices, and are operated via trackpad and keyboard only.
Spare Equipment and Lending
The school has a limited number of devices that may be loaned to a student for use while a student’s Chromebook is repaired or replaced. The Chromebook Agreement applies to loaner computers. Students must have a fully functional Chromebook to work with at all times. If a student experiences problems with their Chromebook, they must immediately report the issue and request a spare device. If a student does not bring their Chromebook to school, the student may be required to borrow a device from the school based on the direction from their teacher. Rev. 8/4/2014
Warranty and Insurance
The Chromebook includes a one-year hardware warranty from the manufacturer. This does not cover accidental breakage or theft. The cost of all breakages and repairs is the responsibility of the student. The District will offer repairs of damaged equipment (not covered by the device warranty) for the cost of parts. Loss of the device will result in the student being charged full replacement cost in addition to the outstanding balance of their original Chromebook.
Optional insurance through a third-party provider will be available for students and their families to purchase. See the District 1:1 website for more information: https://www.dist113.org/Page/2282