Procedures, Coverage and Fines

Procedures

To help facilitate the distribution of devices and prepare students to use their device, District-wide procedures are in place at each site:

  • Schools will distribute student devices at “Round Up” (CLAW, SOAR, ROAR, SPEAR, etc.) in
    early August.
  • Students will receive a digital device, power adapter, stylus, ear buds and a padded
    bag.
  • Students will receive training related to first log-ins and general use of the device at
    “Round Up.” Students have homework related to use of the device to complete before school begins.

Optional Limited Technology Coverage

Optional limited technology coverage is available for purchase for a non-refundable $20 fee per student, once per school year. Only cash or debit/credit cards are accepted. Cash payments are made at the school. Debit/credit card payments are made online at each school’s web store. If the payment is made before 3 p.m., the coverage goes into effect the following school day. If the payment is made after 3 p.m., the coverage goes into effect two school days later. Students and parents/guardians may purchase the coverage beginning at “Round Up” (CLAW, SOAR, ROAR, SPEAR, etc.), through the last school day in April. The limited technology coverage covers the first breakage and the first theft with a documented police report.

Fines

Students are responsible for their devices, including breakage, loss and/or stolen devices and accessories. Fines can vary significantly depending on whether or not the student or parent/guardian purchased the optional limited technology coverage:

  • If the optional $20 per device limited technology coverage is NOT paid, then 1st breakage and
    each subsequent breakage of the device will incur a $60 fine.
  • If the optional $20 per device limited technology coverage is paid, then 2nd breakage and each
    subsequent breakage of the device will incur a $60 fine.
  • If the device is not returned at the end of the school year, the student will be fined $200.
  • If the device is lost during the school year, the student will be fined $200. If the device is recovered, by Absolute DDS or by another individual, then a $200 credit will be applied to the student’s debt if the student was fined when the device was lost.
  • If the device is stolen during the school year, the student will be fined $200 unless the student purchased the optional limited technology coverage and it is the student’s first theft with a police report. If the device is recovered, by Absolute DDS or by another individual, then a $200 credit will be applied to the student’s debt if the student was fined when the device was stolen.
  • Additional fines may be levied if the device power adapter is not returned with the device at the end of the year. If the power adapter is lost during the school year or not returned at the end of the school year, the student will be charged a $35 fine.
  • Only cash or debit/credit cards are accepted. Cash payments are made at the school. Debit/credit card payments are made online at each school’s web store. Payments made before 3 p.m. will be applied the following school day. Payments made after 3 p.m. will be applied two school days later.

*Absolute DDS is a service that provides the appropriate law enforcement agencies the ability to track and retrieve lost or stolen devices.

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