1:1 Chromebook Registration (Grades 3-12)
The Boscobel Area School District believes technology resources provide enhanced learning opportunities for students. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, Boscobel Area Schools will initiate a 1:1 Chromebook program for all high school students.
Chromebooks will be distributed to students at the beginning of each school year, and they will be collected at the end of the school year. Students will be reissued the same Chromebook from one year to the next. A Chromebook agreement form must be signed and submitted each year prior to receiving a Chromebook. Students will be responsible for any damage to their Chromebook; the District strongly encourages participation in the Chromebook insurance plan available at a minimal cost to each student/family.
If a student withdraws from the District, the Chromebook must be returned to the school as part of the checkout process. Failure to return the Chromebook will result in a charge equal to the replacement cost for the Chromebook. Additionally, if not returned, the district may file a report of stolen property with local law enforcement.
General care of the Chromebook is the responsibility of the student. Chromebooks that are broken or failing to operate properly need to be taken to the high school office as soon as possible. District-owned Chromebooks should never be taken to an outside company for service.
Chromebooks should never be lifted or carried by the screen.
Chromebooks should not be used near food or drink.
Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, and labels. Chromebooks should not be used or stored near pets.
Chromebooks should be closed after making sure that there is nothing on the keyboard.
Using Your Chromebook At School:
Each student is expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school every day and bring his/her Chromebook to all classes unless specifically advised not to do so by his/her teacher. All Chromebook backgrounds and/or themes must be school appropriate, and the use of the Chromebook must be for school appropriate topics. Failure to follow “school appropriate” expectations will result in disciplinary action. Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from a teacher. Students are encouraged to have their own earbuds.
Using Your Chromebook Outside of School:
Students are encouraged to use their Chromebooks for schoolwork at home and other locations outside of school. Students are bound by the same technology guidelines adhered to while at school.
All Chromebooks in need of repair must be taken to the high school library as soon as possible. A member of the technology department will examine the Chromebook and take the appropriate steps to get the device repaired. All repair work must be reported even if the family has purchased additional insurance for the device.
Estimated Repair Costs (subject to change):
Total Replacement: $225.00
Screen Replacement: $50.00
Power Cord: $20.00
Vandalized or Stolen Chromebooks:
If a Chromebook is vandalized or stolen during the school day, the student should report the theft to building administration as soon as possible. If a student’s Chromebook is stolen or vandalized outside of the school day, the student/family should contact local law enforcement. The student should also report the incident to building administration.
No Expectation of Privacy:
Students have no expectation of confidentiality or privacy with respect to any usage of a
Chromebook, regardless of whether the use is for District-related or personal purposes. The District may, without prior notice or consent, access, view, monitor, and record use of student Chromebooks at any time and for any reason related to the operation of the District.
Appropriate Uses and Digital Citizenship:
It is an expectation that school-issued Chromebooks are to be used for educational purposes, and students are to adhere to the technology guidelines identified in the Computer Use Agreement signed at the beginning of each school year. Students in violation of these guidelines or other procedures in this Chromebook Procedural Manual will be subject to disciplinary action. Students who do not adhere to these procedures could have their Chromebook confiscated, and network privileges at school could be turned off.
The District utilizes a content filter (Rocket) that is in compliance with the federally mandated
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All Chromebooks within the School District network will have Internet activity monitored by the District. If an educationally valuable site is blocked, a student should contact his/her teacher to request the site be unblocked. When a student is using the Chromebook out of the school network, the responsibility of internet usage is the responsibility of the student and the parent.
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