The District-owned iPads will have an internet security filter that operates on the device both in school and outside of school. Students cannot download personal apps and should not use the device for personal use. In the classroom, teachers have access to an app that allows them to see the screens of all the students' iPads.
Students should report damaged, lost, or stolen iPads to a teacher or the building tech support specialist (TSS). Accidental damage will be charged $50 or the cost of the repair, whichever is less. Intentional damage may be charged the full cost of the device. Do not attempt to repair a device yourself. This will void the warranty. A stolen device will require parents to file a police report.
We are using a robust case recommended by Apple that protects the device from most accidental drops. For damage beyond the scope of the warranty, a financial responsibility framework has been established: $50 or the cost of repair, whichever is less for one to three incidents. Any subsequent incidents would be the full cost of the repair or replacement, expensed to the student’s family.
No additional fees relating to iPads are added for preK-5 students. Families with students in grades 6-8 will be charged an annual fee of $10 per device for insurance against lost or stolen devices.
In all cases of loss or theft of a device outside of school, the district requires that a police report be filed and copy submitted to the district before a permanent replacement is issued. If a device is lost or stolen more than two times during a student’s enrollment at NBJH, full replacement fees will be charged each subsequent time.
After researching and talking to a number of local school districts that send devices home with students, we decided only students in grades five through eight will have the opportunity to take home their devices. The take-home option is intended to limit screen time for our youngest students, while affording our junior high and 5th grade students the opportunity to complete homework assignments and work on projects, as needed.
The exception is when the district must close school and implement remote learning or when a student needs to quarantive. All students will be issued a device to take home in those situations.