Updated May, 2016

1:1 Teaching and Learning Participation Options

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is committed to celebrating the learning opportunities that a 1:1 learning device can provide. We continue to be Leaders in Learning by providing access to information that will foster student inquiry and the intrinsic expansion of learning. We are pleased to offer the following 1:1 Teaching and Learning participation choices to families for the 2016-2017 school year.

Rent -

Grades 1-2

  • Cost, $125 per school year
  • District provides a 1:1 learning device, one device charger, a protective case and all necessary applications/software.
  • District provides all device support.
  • Devices will be housed in the classroom and will not be allowed to leave District grounds unless specifically instructed by the teacher.
  • District retains ownership and full rights to the device to manage as it deems necessary.  

Additional Considerations 

  • Devices will be provided to students at the beginning of the school year and collected at the end of the school year. Device data will be wiped clean each school year. No personal user data will be stored.
  • There is no guarantee or implication to the type or model of device that is provided. Personal requests will not be considered.
  • Any necessary apps will only be installed and managed by District 103 personnel. The “app store” will intentionally be closed to any non-school issued apps. ALL apps will only be school approved and provided by District 103.
  • If a device and/or accessory repairs or a replacement are needed due to the negligence or actions of the student, as determined by the District, the family of the associated student is responsible to reimburse the District up to $50 for the first occurrence and 100% of the cost for any additional occurrences. This includes the device, protective case and/or device charger.
  • The device disbursement and surrender schedule will be determined by the District.
  • Participation in this “Rent” option will be billed during the registration period and will be prorated bi-yearly.  

Rent -

Grades 3-8

  • Cost, $150 per school year
  • District provides a 1:1 learning device, one device charger, a protective case and all necessary applications/software.
  • District provides all device support.
  • Students are responsible for the devices and should remain in the possession of the device at all times, unless specifically instructed by District faculty or staff.
  • The student is allowed to take the device home on nights, weekends, holidays and over vacations (excluding Summer vacation).
  • District retains ownership and full rights to the device to manage as it deems necessary.  

Additional Considerations 

  • Devices (including the protective case and a charger) will be provided at the beginning of the school year and collected at the end of the school year. Device data will be wiped clean each school year. No personal user data will be stored.
  • There is no guarantee or implication to the type or model of device that is provided. Personal requests will not be considered.
  • Any necessary apps will only be installed and managed by District 103 personnel. The “app store” will intentionally be closed to any non-school issued apps. ALL apps will only be school approved and provided by District 103.
  • If a device and/or accessory repairs or a replacement is needed due to the negligence or actions of the student, as determined by the District, the family of the associated student is responsible to reimburse the District up to $50 for the first occurrence and 100% of the cost for any additional occurrences. This includes the device, protective case and/or device charger.
  • The device disbursement and surrender schedule will be determined by the District.
  • Participation in this “Rent” option will be billed during the registration period and will be prorated bi-yearly (if need be).

Rent-to-Own (RtO) / Lease -

Grades 1-2

  • Cost, $495 ($165 per year, multiplied by 3 years)
  • Once determined, total cost is spread evenly over three consecutive school years.
  • District retains ownership and full rights to the device to manage as it deems necessary, until the balance is paid in full, at which point the device shifts into the “BYO iPad” option.
  • District provides a newer (as determined by the District), unused 1:1 learning device, one device charger and a protective case. There is no guarantee or implication to the type or model of device that is provided. Personal requests will not be considered.
  • All necessary applications/software will be provided by the District until the lease balance is paid in full, at which point the device shifts into the “BYO iPad” option.

Additional Considerations 

  • The initial device disbursement schedule will be determined by the District.
  • Devices may be “wiped/reset” at the beginning of each school year. 
  • Grade 1 - Devices will be kept at Sprague School and will only be allowed to leave school grounds when specifically instructed by a teacher.
  • Grade 2 - Devices will be kept at Sprague School Monday through Thursday, but will be allowed to leave school grounds during weekends, holidays and/or vacations.
  • Grade 1 - Any necessary apps will only be installed and managed by District 103 personnel. The “app store” will intentionally be closed to any non-school issued apps. ALL apps will only be school approved and provided by District 103.
  • Grade 2 - Any necessary apps will only be installed and managed by District 103 personnel. The “app store” will intentionally be closed to any non-school issued apps. ALL apps will only be school approved and provided by District 103.
  • During the time of the lease, if a device and/or accessory replacements are needed, the family of the student associated to that device is responsible for $50 of the first occurrence and 100% of the cost for any additional. After the lease is paid in full, ALL repairs or replacements are the sole responsibility of the family.  
  • District 103 does not promise or imply that any specific learning device will be endorsed by District 103 for any period of time. District 103 reserves the right to adopt a different device when the District deems it necessary. Should a change be implemented, District 103 will notify families as far in advance as possible.
  • Participation in this “Rent-to-Own (RTO) / Lease” option will be billed during the student registration period. Once started, families must complete their fiscal commitment to obtain ownership of the device. Full or prorated refunds will not be granted.
  • When the total balance is paid in full, the District will remove any “institutionally specific” settings or software, and the device will become part of the “Bring Your Own iPad” option (see below).

Rent-to-Own (RtO) / Lease -

Grades 3-8

  • Cost, $495 ($165 per year, multiplied by 3 years)
  • Families participating in the Rent-to-Own option from previous years, are still held to the fiscal parameters outlined by the agreement from that year. Prices are subject to change year-to-year depending on the price of the device at the time of purchase.
  • Once determined, total cost is spread evenly over three consecutive school years.
  • District retains ownership and full rights to the device to manage as it deems necessary, until the balance is paid in full, at which point the device shifts into the “BYO iPad” option.
  • District provides a newer (as determined by the District) 1:1 learning device, one device charger and a protective case. There is no guarantee or implication to the type or model of device that is provided. Personal requests will not be considered.
  • All necessary application/software will be provided by the District until the lease balance is paid in full and the device shifts into the “BYO iPad” option.

Additional Considerations 

  • The initial device disbursement schedule will be determined by the District.
  • Devices will be “wiped/reset” at the beginning of each school year.
  • The student is allowed to take the device home on nights, weekends, holidays and over vacations.
  • Any necessary apps will only be installed and managed by District 103 personnel. The “app store” will intentionally be closed to any non-school issued apps. ALL apps will only be school approved and provided by District 103.
  • During the time of the lease, if a device and/or accessory replacements are needed, the family of the student associated to that device is responsible for $50 of the first occurrence and 100% of the cost for any additional. After the lease is paid in full, ALL repairs or replacements are the sole responsibility of the family.  
  • District 103 does not promise or imply that any specific learning device will be endorsed by District 103 for any period of time. District 103 reserves the right to adopt a different device when the District deems it necessary. Should a change be implemented, District 103 will notify families as far in advance as possible.
  • Participation in this “Rent-to-Own (RTO) / Lease” option will be billed during the registration period. Once started, families must complete their fiscal commitment to obtain ownership of the device. Full or prorated refunds will not be granted.
  • When the total balance is paid in full, the District will remove any “institutionally specific” settings or software, and the device will become part of the “Bring Your Own iPad” option (see below).

Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad - Grades 2-8

  • Cost, Varies by iPad model * Family determines which model to purchase.*  
  • All BYO iPads must have at least a 9.7” screen  (iPad Minis are not acceptable) and be able to use an Apple Lightning Connector (30-pin adapters will not be supported).  
  • All devices should be an iPad Air 2, or newer.
  • All devices must be at least an iPad with Retina Display, also known as an “iPad 4” or “iPad 4th Generation”. This model was introduced in October, 2012 and discontinued in October, 2014. Please CLICK HERE for additional details.
  • Devices used for school purposes only can have the minimum of 16 GB of hard drive space. If the device will be used for both instructional and personal activities, it is recommended to have a minimum of 32 GB of hard drive space.
  • All iPad models contain “Wifi” capabilities. “Wifi + Cellular” models are not necessary for learning and are not encouraged by the District. While on District grounds, devices are not permitted to use any cellular capabilities, and any use of outside the District networks is considered a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy. Students will be held accountable.

Additional Considerations   

  • Discounted models can be purchased online. The District does not support or endorse any 3rd party device vendors, but we do suggest making any purchases through Apple approved vendors only.
  • Families are responsible for any additional hardware or accessories that may be required (cases, chargers, etc). A protective case is STRONGLY recommended.
  • All software and app purchases needed for instructional activities are the sole responsibility of the family. Families will be provided with a list of “free” and “paid” apps that are required at each grade level, and will be notified if additional purchases are necessary.      
  • District personnel will provide tier 1 (basic) support to students as determined by district personnel, but it is the sole responsibility of the family to ensure the BYO device is working effectively to support classroom instruction.
  • If a family needs to repair, replace or support a BYO device, the District will provide a “loaner” device to support classroom instruction for no more than 10 consecutive school days. Loaner devices are not allowed to leave school grounds unless specifically instructed by a member of the tech staff, and any student using a “loaner” device is held to the requirements of the “Rent” option (see above). 
  • District 103 does not promise or imply that any specific learning device will be endorsed by District 103 for any period of time. District 103 reserves the right to adopt a different device when the District deems it necessary. Should a change be implemented, District 103 will notify families as far in advance as possible.  

Extension 

  • Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 recognizes the feasibility for families to send personal devices that benefit learning. Apple specifically created iPads with a focus on making personal tasks easier to accomplish. District 103 has committed to celebrating the learning opportunities that a 1:1 learning device can provide. But, any “BYO iPad” device must fit the workflow of the classroom(s) and not cause a distraction to learning. If the District determines that a 1:1 learning device is causing a distraction to learning for the student(s), that device will be prohibited from being used on school grounds. If a device is deemed as a “distraction to learning,” families will be given the opportunity to participate in the “Rent” option as outlined above.