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BLSD Chromebook Program
Revised August 2021
Buckeye Local Schools 1:1 Chromebook Program
2021-2022 School Year
Buckeye Local Schools recognizes the prominent role technology plays in our world. In an effort to improve, personalize and modernize the educational offerings in our schools, we have expanded our 1:1 Chromebook program from Edgewood High School to the entire school district. Every student will be issued a Chromebook, for use in completing both virtual and in-school work. Our students will use these devices for research, communication, testing, progress checks, and assignment completion and submission, all with the vast resources of the Internet at their disposal. Our goal is to integrate 21st century technology skills into the daily curriculum and provide an online solution for students working virtually.
Like any other school program, the role of our parents is critical for our students’ success. Parents are
encouraged to provide supervision and guidance to ensure their student is using this technology and the
Internet in a safe and appropriate manner. Please consider the following guidelines:
- Provide necessary supervision over student use of technology at home.
- Check your child’s progress regularly using Parent Access in ProgressBook.
- Discuss the family’s expectations for use of technology and the Internet.
- Refrain from attempting to service the device at home. Refer any issues to the Technology Department through the office or library.
- Clean the device using a soft dry cloth only.
- Ensure the student charges the Chromebook nightly.
- Ensure Chromebook is brought to school daily. In the event that a student arrives without the Chromebook, parents may be called to bring it to school.
- Return Chromebook to school for summer or when withdrawing from Buckeye Local.
Your Chromebook is an important learning tool and is to be used for educational purposes only. In order to get maximum benefit from this program, please consider the following expectations:
Follow the policies of Buckeye Local Schools, especially the Student Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy, and abide by all local, state and federal laws.
- Take the Chromebook home nightly and return to school with it fully charged.
- Treat the device with care. Examples of abuse may include dropping, getting wet, leaving outdoors, etc.
- Always keep the device in the protective case when not in use.
- Do not lend the device to anyone, including friends and siblings.
- Keep the device in your possession or in a secure location at all times.
- Use the Chromebook only for school-related purposes. Personal use for entertainment purposes is not authorized.
- Never give out personally identifiable information online.
- Use email (or any other computer communication) only for appropriate, legitimate, and responsible communication.
- Guard your passwords. All passwords assigned to students are secure, and should only be shared with parents.
- Never attempt to repair the device. Refer any issues to Tech Support.
- Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook at home or in school.
- Chromebooks should NOT be stored in a student’s vehicle or public places for security and to prevent temperature related issues.
- Chromebooks should never be carried with the screen open.
- Make sure there is nothing on the keyboard before closing the lid.
- Each Chromebook has a maintenance key for allowing updates and remote disabling of device.
- Modifying, disabling or attempting to disable the maintenance key is a violation of the acceptable use policy and grounds for disciplinary action.
- Return Chromebook when withdrawing from Buckeye Local Schools.
At this time, the district will not be charging any fees for this program.
The only way to sustain this 1:1 program without any upfront cost to families is to ensure compensation for devices that incur accidental damage, loss, or theft. If the device is stolen or lost (and a sheriff’s report is obtained), the district will provide a replacement Chromebook immediately so that your child will not be without this important tool. You may still be required to replace the Chromebook depending on the circumstances of the theft. Students who accidentally, maliciously or negligently damage a Chromebook will be charged as they would for any other school-owned piece of equipment or physical property.
Full replacement of Chromebook = $350.00
Screen = $75.00
Keyboard = $75.00
Power cord replacement = $50.00
Carrying Case replacement = $40.00 (EHS Students only)
In creating our 1:1 program, we are cognizant of the need to provide the following services:
- Each Buckeye Local Schools student will be issued their own district-owned Chromebook.
- Buckeye Local School District is a 24/7 wireless ‘hot spot’ for students, whether they are waiting for sports practice to begin or while working with a teacher after school.
- Students will use a free, web-based program called Google apps, which is easy to use and makes it easy to transition to a spare device, if needed.
Buckeye Local Schools Chromebook Loan Agreement
The Google Chromebook and any accessories are the property of the Buckeye Local School district. The Chromebook on loan to the student must be used in accordance with the following policies and procedures.
- One Chromebook and charger are assigned to the student in good working condition. It is the student’s responsibility to care for the equipment and ensure that it is kept in a safe environment.
- This equipment is, and at all times, will remain the property of Buckeye Local School District and is herewith on loan to the student for educational purposes only for the academic school year. The student may not deface or destroy this property in any way. Parents and/or students will bear the risk of loss by theft, destruction, or damage of the computer from the date of delivery of the computer until it is returned to the school the student attends. If during that period, the computer sustains damage or if any accessories are lost, Buckeye Local School District may charge the parents and/or student the appropriate repair or replacement cost.
- Inappropriate use may result in the student losing the privilege to use the Chromebook. The equipment will be returned when requested by Buckeye Local Schools at the end of the school year, or sooner, if the student withdraws from school prior to the end of the school year. In the event a student does not return the computer, Buckeye Local School District, at its discretion, can bill the parent for the replacement cost of the computer or go forward with a police investigative action.
- The Chromebook may be used by the student only for noncommercial purposes in accordance with the district's policies and rules, the district Acceptable Use Policy, and local, state, and federal statutes.
- Students shall not use or modify any computer technology (hardware, software, peripherals, connections, etc.) provided by the school without authorization from school authorities. This includes computers issued to students to assist in the delivery of their curriculum.
- Students may not install or use any software other than software owned or approved by the district and made available to the student in accordance with this receipt and agreement.
- One user with specific privileges and capabilities has been set up on the Chromebook for the exclusive use to the student in which it has been assigned. The student agrees to make no attempts to change, or allow others to change, the privileges and capabilities of this user account.
- Students may not make any attempt to add, delete, access, or modify other user accounts on the Chromebook or on any school owned computer. The district’s school networks are provided for academic use for all students and staff while in district buildings. Students agree to take no action that would interfere with the efficient, academic use of the school network.
- Identification tags have been placed on the Chromebook. These tags are not to be removed or modified. If the device becomes damaged or lost, contact tech support for replacements. Additional stickers, labels, tags, or markings of any kind are not to be added to the machine.
- An email account will be available for each student to use for appropriate academic communication with other students and staff members only. This email account is for communication within the school district or for educational purposes only. No student shall have the expectation of privacy for computer files, hardware, software, peripherals, etc. Network administrators and school instructors may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly.
- Student acknowledges and agrees that his/her use of district property is a privilege and that he/she is in agreement with the terms hereof. Student acknowledges his/her responsibility to protect and safeguard the district property and to return it in good condition upon request by Buckeye Local Schools.
Patirick Colucci, Sr.
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Buckeye Local Schools
Buckeye Local Schools
Principal, North Kingsville Elementary School