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Groesbeck ISD Student Laptop Policies and Procedures

2022-2023

The Dell Chromebook laptop and a carrying case that has been issued to Groesbeck ISD (GISD) students are the property of the GISD. This computer is on loan to each student and must be used following the District’s Acceptable Use Policy Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws.. The laptop is considered school property, just like textbooks, calculators, etc. Use of this computer, as well as, access to the computer network, the Internet and e-mail is a privilege and not a right. These items are provided for educational purposes only and are intended to support the learning objectives of Groesbeck ISD.

Using the Computer at School

  1.  Each laptop is assigned to an individual student.  Students should never “swap” or “share” their laptop with any other student.
  2. Students should never share their password with other students.  Passwords should be kept confidential.
  3. Students who have permission to take the laptop home are responsible for bringing a fully charged laptop to school each day.
  4. Students who do not have permission to take their laptop home may pick up their laptop in the campus library each morning and are required to return their laptop to the campus library at the end of each day.

Using the Computer at Home

  1. Students must have written permission from their parent or guardian before they will be allowed to take their laptop home.  (Please see the “Consent-Opt Out Form)
  2. Students should protect their laptop from extreme heat or cold.
  3. Laptops should never be left in a car, even if the car is locked.
  4. Laptops should never be used near any liquids or food.
  5. Heavy objects (books, instruments, sports equipment, etc) should never be placed or stacked on top of the laptops.
  6. Care should be used when plugging and unplugging power cords, phone cords or headphones.
  7. When using the laptop at home, students, parents/guardians are responsible for acquiring an Internet Service Provider.
  8. If at anytime, the laptop is lost or stolen, parents/guardians should immediately report the loss or theft to the local police and school administration.
  9. If the laptop is damaged or not working properly, please turn it into the campus library for repair or replacement.  Students, Parents/Guardians are not authorized to attempt to repair themselves or contract with any other individual or business for the repair of the laptop.  (Attached is a fees assessed chart)

Using the Computer for Internet and E-mail

  1. Students and parents/guardians understand that Groesbeck ISD does not have control over the information found on the Internet. While every attempt is made to block access from inappropriate material while the student is at school and home, the district is not able to monitor student usage of the computer while at home. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to supervise the information that a student is accessing from the Internet while at home.

 2.   Students should never share personal information about themselves or others while using the Internet or email.    This includes a student’s name, age, address, phone number, or school name.

 3.    Parents/guardians and students are required to read and agree to the Groesbeck ISD Acceptable Use Policy before receiving Internet and e-mail access.

 4.   Students should be aware that Internet access and e-mail, and other media that are accessed, created, or stored on their laptops are the sole property of Groesbeck ISD. The District has the right to review these items for appropriateness and to limit or revoke a student’s access to them at any time, and for any reason.

 

General Use and Care of the Computer

  1. When transporting their laptop to and from school, students should always be sure it is placed in the carrying case, and the case if fully closed.
  2. Students are expected to treat their laptop with care and respect.  The laptop and case are considered to be property of GISD and should be kept clean and free of marks at all times.  Defacing the laptop or carrying case (stickers, writing/drawing, engraving, ripping, etc.) is prohibited and will result in loss of privileges and charges.
  3. Any inappropriate or careless use of a laptop should be reported to the teacher or a staff member immediately.
  4. Students should not use their laptop while walking.  Laptops should only be used on a flat, stable surface. 
  5. If a student chooses to take his/her laptop to an extracurricular activity, then he/she is responsible if the laptop gets damaged, lost, or stolen.  Please note the cost of replacement will be $400.00.

Consequences of Inappropriate Use

The use of any district technology is a privilege and not a right. Students are expected to use their computer by these Policies and Procedures, and District Acceptable Use Policy and any applicable laws. Failure to use this computer appropriately will result in the following consequences, as determined by the staff and administration of GISD.

Cancellation of student use or access privileges may include the ability to take a computer home, suspension from school, expulsion from school and or civil/criminal liability under applicable laws.·     

Terms of Agreement

Failure to comply with these GISD policies and procedures will end your child’s use of this property.  If the property is not timely returned, is damaged, lost or stolen, you are responsible for the reasonable cost of repair or replacement value on the date of loss according to the attached fees assessed chart.  In the case of theft or loss, a police report must be filed, and the District notified the next school day after the occurrence.  If the laptop is lost, stolen or damaged, you are responsible for the entire replacement costs.

This right to use and retain possession of the laptop and case terminates upon the last day of the school year unless given special authorization by the campus administration, when privileges are revoked by campus or district administration or upon withdrawal from the School District.

 2022-2023 Laptop Fees Assessment

(The cost of repair chart below is for any damage whether accidental or intentional)



Repair



Cost

Broken Touch Screen (LCD)

Each Offense = $200.00

Keyboard (non-repairable) Top Case

Each Offense = $46.00

Charger

Cost of Replacement

Computer Bag Cost of Replacement

Other damages or needed parts

Cost of Parts and Repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***If the laptop is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair, you are responsible for the entire replacement cost of $400.00.***