Streator Township High School

District #40

Chromebook Policy and Procedures Handbook

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The policies, procedures, and information within this document apply to all Chromebooks used at Streator Township High School (STHS) by students, staff or guests including any other device considered by Administration to fall under this policy.

Teachers may set additional requirements for Chromebook use in their classroom.

November, 2014


The mission of the 1:1 program at Streator Township High School (STHS) is to create a collaborative learning environment for all students.  This will enable and support students and teachers to implement technology while increasing students engagement with content and promoting the development of self-directed and lifelong learners.

STHS’s vision is to prepare its graduates to live and adapt in a changing world by offering a challenging academic and career-ready curriculum with a solid technological foundation and a comprehensive extracurricular program in a safe and effective learning environment.

STHS mission is in partnership with our community and parents, STHS will prepare students to reach their potential and become independent, productive, and responsible members of society.


  1. Receiving Your Chromebook
  1. Parent / Guardian Orientation
  1. Returning Your Chromebook
  1. End of year
  1. Age of Chromebook and price for graduating seniors.
  1. 1 year old - $175.00
  2. 2 years old - $125.00
  3. 3 years old - $75.00
  4. 4 years old - $25.00
  1. Transfers/withdraws/drops
  1. Taking Care of Your Chromebook
    Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school.  Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the Tech Support Internship classroom (room 221) as soon as possible so that they can be taken care of properly.  District-owned Chromebooks should never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance.  Students should never leave their Chromebooks unattended except locked in their hallway locker.
  1. Precautions
  1. Cases
  1. Carrying Chromebooks
  1. Screen Care
  1. Asset Tags
  1. Using Your Chromebooks at School
  1. Students are expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school every day and bring their Chromebooks to all classes unless specifically advised not to do so by their teacher.
  2. If a student does not bring his/her Chromebook to school:
  1. Chromebooks being repaired
  1. Charging Chromebooks
  1. Backgrounds and Themes
  1. Sound
  1. Printing
  1. Logging into a Chromebook
  1. Managing and Saving your Digital Work With a Chromebook
  1. Using Your Chromebook Outside of School
  1. Students are encouraged to use their Chromebooks at home and other locations outside of school.  A WiFi Internet connection will be required for the majority of Chromebook use, however some applications can be used while not connected to the Internet.  Students are bound by the SHS Technology Usage Policy, Authorization for Electronic Network Access, and all other guidelines in this document wherever they use their Chromebooks.
  1. Operating System and Security
  1. Students may not use or install any operating system on their Chromebook other than the current version of ChromeOS that is supported and managed by the district.
  2. Updates
  1. Virus Protection
  1. Content Filter
  1. The district utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).  All chromebooks, regardless of physical location (in or out of school), will have all Internet activity protected and monitored by the district.  If a website is blocked in school, then it will be blocked out of school.  If an educationally valuable site is blocked, students should contact  the technology staff to request the site be unblocked.
  1. Software
  1. Google Apps for Education
  1. Chrome Web Apps and Extensions
  1. Chromebook Identification
  1. Records
  1. Users
  1. Repairing/Replacing Your Chromebook
  1. Tech Support Internship (TSI) Class
  1. Vendor Warranty
  1. Estimated Costs (subject to change)


  1. Optional Insurance (subject to change)

Annual Premium Due at Registration

Type of Incident

No Deductible

Claim #1

Deductible

Claim #2

Deductible

Claim #3

$35 per device

Repairable Damage or Replaceable

$0

$30

$60

Total Loss

$100.00

$150.00

$250.00

  1. No Expectation of Privacy
  1. Students have no expectation of confidentiality or privacy with respect to any usage of a Chromebook, regardless of whether that use is for district related or personal purposes, other than as specifically provided by law.  The District may, without prior notice or consent, log, access, view, monitor, and record use of student Chromebooks at any time for any reason related to the operation of the District.  By using a Chromebook, students agree to such access, monitoring, and recording of their use.
  2. Monitoring Software
  1.  Appropriate Uses and Digital Citizenship
  1. School-issued Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes and students are to adhere to the Technology Usage Policy
  2. While working in a digital and collaborative environment, students should always conduct themselves as good digital citizens by adhering to the following:
  1. Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will use caution with the information, images, and other media that I post online. I will carefully consider what personal information about my life, experiences, or relationships I post. I will not be obscene. I will act with integrity.
  2. Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me while online. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.
  3. Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, bully, harass, or stalk people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites: I will not visit sites that are degrading to others, pornographic, racist, or inappropriate. I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas.
  4. Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications. I will avoid unacceptable materials and conversations.
  5. Respect Intellectual Property. I will request permission to use copyrighted or otherwise protected materials. I will suitably cite all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.
  6. Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will purchase, license, and register all software or use available free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase my music and media and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.