2020-2021 South Madison Community Schools 1-to-1 Mobile Device Handbook
Vision: SMCSC envisions students as effective communicators who acquire the skills for critical and creative thinking and who will be able to work successfully in collaborative settings. A blended learning environment that integrates technology has the power to foster these skills by enhancing and personalizing the learning experience. Differentiation through technology expands the instructional repertoire and provides the potential to maximize the capacity of all teachers and learners, thus preparing students for the challenges of a global society.
Technology Mission Statement: SMCSC seeks to support the district’s Core Purpose, Success for All Students, by providing systems and access to technology in a safe and challenging learning environment to foster student success.
The information within this document applies to the 1:1 device program for students.
Please note that teachers may set additional requirements for use in the classroom.
Student Responsibility: Remember, the device is subject to all applicable District policies/regulations, the Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, and any individual campus procedures. The use of the device will be in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws, including copyright laws (e.g. no illegal or pirated content). The device remains the property of the SMCSC and as such is subject to inspection at any time without notice.
Mobile Device Care and Recommendations
Parent Mobile Device Responsibility
South Madison Community School Corporation (SMCSC) makes every effort to equip parents/guardians with the necessary tools and information to ensure safe use of the mobile devices in the home. There are several responsibilities assumed by the parent/guardian. The device is property of SMCSC, and must be surrendered upon withdrawal or at the end of the school year. Additional responsibilities and liabilities are outlined below.
SMCSC’s Device Responsibility
Liability: Damage, Loss, and Theft
Device Repairs: SMCSC handles all repairs. If a repair is needed for damage or negligence, a fee will be assessed. An initial assessment will be done by SMCSC technology department to determine duration and/or cost of the repair. Any repairs done by an outside agency will void the Arabian Protection Plan agreement and result in additional fees. A temporary device will be given to the student while their damaged device is being repaired.
Loss and Theft: Full device replacement cost will be charged for lost or stolen devices. In case of theft, SMCSC will attempt to determine anyone who is logged in to the device. SMCSC will provide students with a temporary device for up to five (5) school days. After that time, unless prior arrangements have been made, the device will be considered a loss, and the parent/guardian will be invoiced for the replacement.
Optional Protection Plan: Arabian Protection Plan (APP) is available for $45 per year. Parents may opt out and assume full liability. The Arabian Protection Plan does not cover total replacement, contamination, intentional damage, theft, or loss. The Arabian Protection Plan does cover repairs due to accidental damage of any part of the Chromebook. Each part will be covered for one incident; any damage to the part after that will be the parent’s responsibility. Cases are not covered as part of APP. If the case is found to no longer be providing reliable protection to the chromebook a replacement case may be charged. For the repair to be covered by APP, the case MUST always be on, and the damaged part must be turned in with the device. Parents/guardians will be invoiced for damages that exceed coverage limits.
Full Replacement of a Chromebook – How Arabian Protection Plan (APP) Applies: If a Chromebook cannot be repaired, and the cost for a full replacement is charged to the parent/guardian, the Arabian Protection Plan (APP) cannot be used to defray the cost of the new Chromebook. However, the APP that covered the initial Chromebook will move to the new Chromebook for the remainder of the school year. Previous repairs on the Chromebook under APP do not factor into APP coverage on the new Chromebook. All usage of APP resets for the new Chromebook. If APP coverage was not previously purchased, APP may be purchased within two weeks of the replacement date for the new Chromebook.