CHS Intent Form for iPad-lease Students 2017-­18

As a student who currently leases an iPad from Cozad Community Schools, for 2017-18 you have the option of continuing your current lease agreement, or you may choose instead to terminate your lease and participate in the Chromebook program.  If you choose to terminate your lease, you may either purchase the device, or you may simply turn the device back into the school and stop making payments.  

Chromebook devices are similar to laptops, but with a browser and no other software.  They are a more suitable device for tasks which require a keyboard, as well as for making use of Google tools such as docs, sheets, slides, etc.  CHS is implementing this device for all incoming freshmen and new students.

The advantages of the Chromebook program are that you would not have any more lease payments, repair costs are significantly lower, and the maintenance fee for take-home is only $15 per year.  You would still receive one free repair each year.  Typical repair costs after that are about $30 for broken screens (iPad repairs range from $85 - $200).  

The disadvantage of switching to the Chromebook program is that you would lose any equity you have in your current iPad (unless you purchase or continue to lease).  Here is a summary of the cost differences for the school-issued Chromebook and the iPad lease programs:

Plan

Take-home fee

Device payment

Repairs

Chromebook

$15

$0

1st free, ~$25

Leasing iPad Air

$15

$128.40 (final year)

1st free, ~$85

Leasing iPad Air 2

$30

$177.62 (year 2)

1st free, ~$200

Please visit with your parents or guardian about your options for 2017-18.  If your parents or guardian would like more information or to ask questions, we will host two optional, informational parent meetings at 7 PM on May 2 and May 11 in the high school auditorium.  Students are welcome to attend as well.  

Please complete the reverse side and return this document to the high school office no later than Friday, May 12, 2017. Please note that if we do not receive your form by this date, we will assume that you plan to continue with your current lease option and a chromebook will not be provided to you.  Please be sure to include the student’s full name, the parent or guardian’s full name, and the parent or guardian’s email address.

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CHS iPad Intent Form

2017-­18

Class of: 20_____

Student’s Full Name (required ­ please print)

Parent/Guardian's Full Name (required ­ please print)

Parent/Guardian's email address (required ­ please print)

*2017 Summer take­-home is only available for those students who plan to continue leasing an iPad, and only if the device protection fee for 2017-­18 has been paid, OR you choose to purchase and you pay for your device in full.

For the 2017-18 school year, I will (please mark only one)...

❏  Continue with my currently lease-to-own agreement.  I understand that this will be my student device and no Chromebook will be provided.

❏  Purchase my current iPad and have the school provide a chromebook for me next year.

❏  Abandon the lease and have the school provide a chromebook for me next year. Note that payments made and due for 2016-17 are not refundable and that the school retains full ownership of the device.  All 2016-17 payments must be made or you will not be allowed to check out of school on May 18th.

(student signature)        (date)

(parent or guardian signature)        (date)

For more information, please visit http://techcafe.cozadschools.net/