Important technology updates regarding student Chromebooks

Published on
Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:12 AM

Please review the below important information regarding student Chromebooks.

Student Chromebook Allocations

To replace Chromebooks that were damaged, lost or stolen last year an order was placed to replenish the supply. However, due to supply chain issues the devices have not yet arrived. In order to ensure grades 2-12 can maintain their 1:1 student to device ratios at the beginning of the school year, prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students will not be assigned devices. Instead each elementary school will have a set of general purpose Chromebook mobile labs that can be shared by students and teachers in prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade, when needed for instruction. Please note, all students attending the Digital Education Center will be provided Chromebooks for instruction regardless of grade level. 

Storage of Chromebooks

Families will have the choice to have their child’s assigned device stored at school rather than have them bring the device back and forth from home to school. Chromebook mobile carts are being deployed to schools to assist with storage and charging of devices.  

New Process for Lost, Stolen and Damaged Student Chromebooks

Beginning Monday, September 13, families will be charged for any devices that are lost, stolen or damaged while in their care. If devices are lost, stolen or damaged during school hours and in the school building, school administrators will conduct an investigation to determine if the incident was the result of neglect on the part of the assigned student. A chart containing Chromebook device issues and their associated costs can be found online should a Chromebook become stolen/lost or damaged. Learn more about this process on the Technology Resources community.