Marlin ISD Chromebook Program Student and Guardian Responsibilities

11-1-17

Marlin ISD is excited to offer Middle School students the opportunity to work with Chromebooks on a daily basis as part of the normal instructional toolset available to teachers. Along with the tremendous opportunities for collaboration and research, the use of Chromebooks demands special consideration and care to keep the device “healthy” so  that it can be an investment that will last.

By signing this document, you also acknowledge that you have discussed and agree to the following for your student.

General Precautions

Photo Library/Screensavers/Background photos

Sound, Music, Games, or Programs

Screen Care

The Chromebook screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen.

Printing

MANAGING YOUR FILES & SAVING YOUR WORK

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

School Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Student Activities Strictly Prohibited

Chromebook Care

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

School-issued Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes and students are to adhere to the Acceptable Use Agreement and all of its corresponding administrative procedures at all times. While working in a digital and collaborative environment, students should always conduct themselves as good digital citizens by adhering to the following:

As the parent or guardian of a student who will be given the opportunity to use a Chromebook, you will accept financial responsibility for your student’s actions, provided sufficient evidence, according to the following schedule:

Issue

Action(s) Necessary

Cost

Accidental Damage (1st Instance)

A report must be made immediately to administration, The device must be pulled from the cart so that a replacement can be issued.

$10 or no cost dependent on investigation of cause.

Accidental Damage (2nd Instance)

A report must be made immediately to administration, The device must be pulled from the cart. There may be a delay in returning the device, in the event of a lack of a spare.

 

However, the student may have restricted solo use of the device.

$25 or no cost dependent on investigation of cause.

Accidental Damage (3rd and additional instances)

A report must be made immediately to administration, The device must be pulled from the cart.

The student will lose Chromebook privileges and will not be able to participate in Chromebook lessons, an alternative lesson will be provided.

 

This may also result in a referral and disciplinary action.

$25-$40

Intentional Damage

A report must be made immediately to administration. The student will lose Chromebook privileges and will not be able to participate in Chromebook lessons, an alternative lesson will be provided.

Deliberate damage will be referred to administration.

 

Any and all appropriate discipline for damage to school property or as otherwise may be appropriate and as set forth in applicable existing or future Board policies or school building policies.

High Level Fine - All costs of whatever kind that are associated with replacing or repairing the device.

Loss

A report must be made immediately to administration

$170 (or a higher amount depending on cost at time of loss)

Theft

A report must be made immediately to administration

and a police report MUST be filed with the Marlin Police Department or your law enforcement agency.

No cost

Power cord, extension cable, accessories, etc. (Loss or

Damage)

A report must be made immediately to administration, the Chromebook, power cord, etc. must be pulled from the cart pending part replacement.

$15 each

Marlin ISD reserves the right to adjust or amend this document at any time. Up-to-date versions can be found via www.marlinisd.org 

Failure to return the attached signature page will result in the loss of Chromebook privileges for your child.

Signature Page: Please return this page to the School’s front office.

Acceptance of Participation:

By signing below you are stating: “I acknowledge that I give my child permission to participate in the Chromebook program, with the above provisions, and that I have discussed acceptable and ethical behavior with the device and its capabilities. I acknowledge that my child and I will follow the responsibilities and consequences in this document.”

Signed: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________

Refusal of Participation:

By signing below you are stating: “I DO NOT give permission for my child to participate in the Chromebook program. I will contact the school or teacher to make allowances for alternative assignments.”

Signed: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________