Chromebook 1:1 Program
The Wright City 1:1 program has been put into place to support the twenty-first century student where technology is a tool to increase critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. Instead, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning.
The School District of Wright City R-II purchases and owns student Chromebooks and distributes them to students to use for educational purposes during the academic year. As long as students follow the expectations set forth in their student handbook, follow the District’s Technology Usage Policies and Procedures and purchase the district insurance, students in grades 6-12 will be allowed to take their assigned chromebooks home to complete their studies. Whenever students leave our school district or advance to the next school building, their Chromebooks will be collected by the Wright City School District staff.
All students in grades K-5 will be issued Chromebooks for educational use in school with proper paperwork on file. Students in grades 6-12 will be issued Chromebooks for educational use in school and at home with proper paperwork on file. Wright City School District retains sole right of possession of the Chromebook. Additionally, Wright City School District administrative staff and faculty retain the right to collect and/or inspect Chromebooks at any time, including via electronic remote access and to alter, add, or delete installed software or hardware. Students in grades 2-12 will be issued a single Chromebook during each school building tenure. A new Chromebook will be issued at the start of 2nd, 6th, and 9th grades. The student will have the same device for multiple years, so they need to ensure that they take good care of it. Chromebooks will be collected when the student advances to the next school building.
Day loaners will be available for students who have a Chromebook out for repair. These are given to students on a first come, first serve basis and there is no guarantee that a loaner will be available. Day loaners will be issued to the student at the start of the school day through the library and returned to the library at the end of each school day. Day loaners will not be allowed to leave the school building for any reason. Day loaners will be individually checked out to students and students are responsible for any damage that happens to the device during that time. **Note: day loaners are limited during the COVID pandemic**
Chromebooks are purchased with a limited warranty. This limited warranty covers manufacturer defects. It does not warrant damage caused by misuse, theft, fires, abuse, accidents, or malware. Please report all Chromebook problems to the library. If a Chromebook becomes defective (at no fault of the student) after the vendor warranty expires, Wright City School District will replace the Chromebook at no charge with a similar model.
Chromebook Insurance Program
Wright City School District requires students in grades 6-12 to purchase a $20 1:1 Chromebook Insurance plan each year. Student technology accounts will be disabled the second week of school if the insurance is not paid or if an insurance waiver is not on file. The coverage takes effect once payment is received and it is not retroactive. Any Chromebook damage that occurs prior to receiving the annual insurance payment will be billed at the cost of repairs. Buying into the program provides coverage only during the current school year and will need to be renewed at the start of each school year. The program fee is non-refundable, and does not transfer to the next school year if the insurance is not used.
Students in grades K-5 are not included in the insurance program. Students may be charged for intentional damage to the device, such as picking off keys or removing stickers.
The 1:1 Chromebook Insurance Program covers a single repair each year. If additional repairs are needed, students will be charged the cost of the replacement parts.
Insurance does not cover devices or chargers that are deliberately damaged, lost, stolen, or needing to be totally replaced. Willful and deliberate damages to the device will result in the student being charged for the cost of the replacement parts or for a replacement device.
Please refer to your student handbook for additional details regarding the Chromebook 1:1 Program