Township High School District 113 Chromebook Agreement
Giving our students and teachers the tools they need to succeed in a digital world is one of District 113’s primary objectives. To be college and career ready, our students need to be adept at using technology for critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, multimedia research and sharing, and for interaction in a global environment. District 113 has a 1:1 initiative in support of these goals. Freshman or transfer student will be issued a Chromebook at the beginning of each school year to be used throughout their years in District 113.
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 parents understand and abide by these guidelines.
Ownership of the Chromebook
Chromebooks are the property of the District. 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 Access to Electronic Networks (6:235)
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 should treat their device with care and never leave it in an unsecured location.
Devices should be kept in a protective case when the student is traveling.
Students must promptly report any problems with their Chromebook to the Bookstore.
The serial number and other identification tags, which include the student’s name 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 Bookstore.
Students may not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the Chromebook, including the keys, screen cover or plastic casing.
Students may 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 should be kept clean, and nothing (ie. 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
If a student’s Chromebook is inoperable, the school has a limited number of loaner devices for use while the student’s Chromebook is repaired or replaced. These guidelines remain in effect for loaner computers. Students must have a fully functional Chromebook with which to work at all times. If a student experiences problems with their Chromebook, the student 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.
Warranty and Insurance
The Chromebook includes a one-year hardware warranty from the manufacturer. This warranty does not cover accidental breakage, loss or theft. If reasonably repairable, the district will repair student Chromebooks. Loss or theft of the device will result in the student being charged full replacement cost in addition to the outstanding repairs fee of their original Chromebook.
Buyout Cost of District-Issued Chromebook
If the student ceases to be enrolled in Township High School District 113, the student must either return his/her device to District 113 or pay the following balance in full if they wish to keep the device:
Freshman = $300
Sophomore = $200
Junior = $100
Senior = $0
*Assuming all fees for that school year have been paid