The Bring Your Own Apple Device program is an optional program offered to any student attending Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD during the 2019-20 school year. The BYOAD program will replace the school issued device for those who choose to enroll.• Parents have the following options in regards to obtaining the required technology device for their student:Choose to pay the full textbook rental fee and the student will be given a school issued device orEnroll your student in the BYOAD program following the provisions below iPad - Grades K-8Provisions for acceptance into the BYOAD program:• *Acceptable devices for any student in grades K-8 include iPads with 9.7 inch screens as required for state testing (iPad Mini is no longer an acceptable BYOAD Device): o iPad 4th Generation or newer o iPad Air (any generation)o iPad Pro (any generation and size)• If you were enrolled in the Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD Bring Your Own Apple Device Program in the past, you must re-enroll each school year.
Guidelines for participating in the program:1. Parents interested in participating in the program should enroll before August 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year by one of the following methods: • Complete the section of the 2019-2020 school year online student registration stating you would like to enroll your child into the BYOAD program. • Complete the online form on the GKB Website under the Parents/Students link under Technology at which will be available in the spring of 2019.o Enrollment will not be accepted on August 1, 2019 or after, unless the student is new to the district during the school year2. Parents acquire an acceptable device (listed above).a. *Device shall stay in good working order throughout the duration of the school year in regards to performance and software updates3. Parents agree to allow the GKB Management Application software to be installed on the personal device.4. The Textbook Rental fees owed for the 2019-2020 school year will not include the rental cost of the iPad (K-8 - $82.25) for students participating in the program. The remaining fees will apply.5. Parents are responsible for upkeep of the device and should seek repairs to damaged equipment at the store where the equipment was purchased or 3rd Party Repair Shops.a. School district personnel are not permitted to work on hardware issues of personal devices.6. Parents are encouraged to provide a protective cover for the device.7. Parents understand if for any reason a students is unable to bring their device to school, they must rent a school owned device and are obligated to pay $1.00 fee a day. An invoice will be created and mailed to parents for the rental fee. 8. If you have questions regarding the acceptable device, or software on the device, contact Grant Surfus, Technology Director, at 260-357-7040.
By enrolling into the BYOAD program, parents agree to the following:• The terms and conditions stated above in the Bring Your Own Apple Device Program offered by Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD for the 2019-2020 school year. • The district’s Student Education Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy as presented and signed off on during online registration.• Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD does not accept any liability of the parent owned device.
Upon acceptance into the BYOAD program, the school will notify parents.