All students in grades 3-10 are assigned a Google Chromebook notebook computer for use in school and at home. Students in grades K-10 are assigned iPads. Families received a communication over the summer with includes a device sign out form. The form must be completed by parents and returned to school in order for students to receive a device. Students are assigned devices to be use for a period of 3-4 years prior to it being replaced by the district. The Chromebook computer is valued at $250. iPads are valued at $350. The device is the property of the school district. Just as with textbooks and other school-owned property assigned to students, parents and students will be held responsible for vandalism, theft, lost and/or excessive damage to the device beyond normal warranty. It is up to parents to decide whether or not to purchase 3rd party device insurance.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING THE CHROMEBOOK'S INCLUDED WARRANTY AND 3RD PARTY INSURANCE PURCHASE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS:
What type of warranty is included with the device that my child will receive?
Granby Public School's Chromebooks and iPads devices are covered with a 3-4 year basic warranty and accidental damage service agreement at no cost to families. This service agreement will cover losses due to handling including drops, spills, and electrical surges. The agreement will not cover lost or stolen machines, intentional damage, vandalism, or damage from fire and acts of God (Lightning, floods, etc.).
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OPTION 1: Parents assume complete financial responsibility for the repair and/or replacement cost of the device ($250) in the event that the device is intentionally damaged, lost, or stolen. All student Chromebooks are covered by an included 3 year Chromebook Accidental Damage Service Agreement at no cost to families. This service agreement will cover losses due to handling including drops, spills, and electrical surges. It will not cover lost or stolen machines, intentional damage, vandalism, or damage from fire and acts of God (Lightning, floods, etc.). Parents must decide whether to seek or continue purchasing 3rd party Chromebook insurance coverage for these excluded items.
OPTION 2: In additional to the included coverage, parents may elect to purchase additional accidental damage insurance policy through an insurance vendor of their choice. The additional coverage protects against liquid submersion, theft, vandalism, fire, flood, and natural disasters. (Items not covered by the school district's included warrantee)