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 at each school for a non-refundable $20 fee per student. The coverage goes into effect the day after purchase. Students and parents/guardians may purchase the coverage beginning at “Round Up” (CLAW, SOAR, ROAR, SPEAR, etc.), through the last school day in April.  In order to purchase coverage after the device has been checked out to the student, the device must be evaluated for damage by district/school staff. 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 optional limited technology coverage was purchased.

  • 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.

*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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