• Why not BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?

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    • If we are to change the way we teach and learn in the classrooms we need to have a uniform platform.
    • With a BYOD implementation, it would be difficult for us to mandate our students to bring in their devices. This means we cannot eliminate any of the labs or student laptops from the district.
    • We would also encounter difficulties in enforcing what the students are allowed to do on their devices and what applications they can have on them.
    • From a support stand point, it would be a problematic for our technical staff to address network, hardware or software issues on the various operating systems and devices.

     

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  • Does the parent need to sign off on the Student Laptop Agreement Form?

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    Yes. Student and Parent (or legal guardian) must sign the Student Laptop Agreement Form. There are specifics on the acceptable use, insurance coverage, accidental damage protection, theft/loss coverage and the possible incurred charges that the family must be aware of. 

    We will go over the new Student Laptop Agreement form in detail in the upcoming Parent / Student Family Training.

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  • Will the students' documents/files be saved when they turn in their laptops for repair?

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    In certain cases, laptops will need to be re-imaged to resolve a major issue. This process will delete all personal documents and files. To avoid losing these documents, students should backup their documents periodically to Google Drive or external hard drive / thumb drives.
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  • Will the student have access to the built-in camera?

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    Yes. Students will have access to the built-in camera. However, the District AUP will be strictly enforced.

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  • Will the student be allowed to load applications on their laptops?

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    At this time, students will not be allowed to load applications on their laptops. We may revisit this policy at a later time.

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  • What happens if the laptop is stolen?

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    Student / parent must report the incident immediately so that District may initiate the recovery process. A formal Theft / Loss Report must be filed with the respective school within 24 hours and an official police report filed within 48 hours of the incident. 

    Please note: a stealth theft recovery software will be loaded on each district owned laptop to facilitate the recovery process. Person or persons found in possession of the stolen laptop will be charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

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  • How is the insurance premium paid?

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    The insurance payment will be made through PaySchoolsCentral located under Popular Links on the high school webage.

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  • What if the family can not afford the insurance premium?

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    Accommodations will be made in case of financial hardship based upon meal status.

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  • Can a family use their own home insurance instead?

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    The insurance provided by the district is mandatory.

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  • What will the insurance premium cover?

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    The District's insurance program covers all minor laptop repairs and it provides a one-time replacement if a laptop is stolen or accidentally damaged beyond repair. The insurance does not cover laptops intentionally damaged or situations where it is determined a student was negligent. Power Supply and / or other accessories are not covered under the warranty or the District's insurance.

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  • How much is the yearly insurance premium?

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    The annual insurance premium will be in the range of $65-$75 per year.

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  • Is insurance mandatory?

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    Yes. Yearly insurance premium must be paid before the laptop is issued to the student.

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  • What happens if the student loses his/her charger?

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    The cost for replacing the charger will be billed to the family.

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  • What happens if the student forgets to charge their laptop?

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    Per the Parent / Student Laptop Agreement, students will be responsible in making sure that their laptops are fully charged for school. However, there will be designated charging areas where students can charge their laptops during the school day. 

    Details will be provided in the upcoming Parent / Student Family Training.

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  • What happens if there are technical issues with the student laptops?

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    All maintenance and repair will be handled through the schools. Students may drop off their laptops at the ITC offices Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Depending on the required repair and the condition of the laptop, loaner laptop may be provided.

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  • What happens if the student forgets his/her laptop? Will loaners be available to those students?

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    With the 1:1 Learning Initiative, students are expected to bring in their laptops every day. This is outlined in the Student Laptop Agreement. No loaner laptops will be provided.

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