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Chromebooks

Chromebooks In Beaverton Schools

At the beginning of each school year, all students in grades 6-12 can check out a Chromebook and all students are automatically enrolled in the District’s Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program. 

If a student chooses to not check out a Chromebook, they can have the Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program fee removed from their account by submitting a Refusal of Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program form to their school’s office. Students also may check out a Chromebook and refuse to participate in the Damage/Loss Protection Program; in this case, the student will assume the full costs of repair or replacement should a damage or loss incident occur.

Responsible Use Of Technology In School

SECTION 1: SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1: SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

There is some risk that comes with online activity. BSD manages technology including our Guest Network with a clear intent to protect our students, staff and guests. It is our top priority to protect data, privacy, and people.

2: LEARNING IS A PROCESS

Learning to use technology responsibly takes time, effort, and guidance. Beaverton Schools offer age-appropriate curriculum to all students about digital citizenship. We also integrate topics like copyright, privacy, courtesy, and online safety into class work on a regular basis. As technology evolves, we encourage students, teachers, and parents to embrace the learning that’s needed to continue to use technology responsibly. 

3: ACCESS IS A PRIVILEGE

Students and staff are expected to learn and comply with all BSD regulations and policies concerning the responsible use of technology. Failure to do so can result in loss of that privilege and could also lead to disciplinary or legal action. This is outlined in detail in the BSD Student Family Handbook and by School Board policies and regulations, particularly JFCEB-AR (Personal Electronic Devices and Social Media - Students) and IIBGA-AR (Electronic Communications System). BSD Student And Family Handbook
   
4: PRIVACY IS NOT GUARANTEED

Beaverton School District makes every effort to protect student privacy and the security of electronic data, but there are limits. Any data connected to BSD accounts may be secured and inspected at any time for compliance with school and district policies, and state and federal laws. That means that we reserve the right to inspect BSD e-mail files and any data files associated with BSD accounts. 

5: WE USE GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION (GAFE)

Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, YouTube, and Google Slides are just a few of the apps we use every day.  While students may have access to their own applications on their personal device, we encourage students to use applications that are similar to the ones used by their classmates.  To use the District’s collection of Google Apps, every student is issued a BSD gmail address for email. Students under age 13 MUST have a parental and GAFE consent form signed (See below,  6: COPPA) in order to be issued a district gmail address. Parents who do not want their children to use district gmail should contact a teacher or administrator at your school. For more information about Chromebooks, Google Apps, and privacy, please visit: https://www.google.com/edu/trust/#how-is-data-used-and-protected-for-students-on-chromebooks-for-edu

6: CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA

Beaverton Schools operate subject to federal regulations intended to preserve the safety and privacy of our students: CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA. All BSD policies are intended to comply with or exceed these guidelines.  

CIPA is the Children’s Internet Protection Act. It specifies that Beaverton Schools must prevent illegal or unauthorized access to and use of our computers, software, and networks. This includes internet access, e-mail, and any other form of electronic communication. CIPA also requires that we keep personal information secure.
https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

COPPA is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Many websites required users to submit their name and email address in order to use that site. COPPA requires any website that collects such information to get permission from a parent/guardian before they allow a child under age 13 to sign up. 

In the case of BSD, Google Apps For Education (GAFE) must comply with COPPA -- that’s why we need parent/guardian permission to issue a BSD email address so that our students under age 13 can use gmail. 
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm

FERPA is the Federal Education Rights Privacy Act. It grants students and their parent or guardian access to a student’s educational records. It also regulates what student directory information (name, e-mail, DOB, etc) that a school can legally share with third parties. 
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
 

Internet Safety

SECTION 2: INTERNET SAFETY

SAFETY REQUIRES EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE

Parents and Users: Every user must take responsibility for his or her use of the District’s Guest Network and Internet and avoid inappropriate sites. Despite the best efforts of supervision and Internet filtering, all users and their parents/guardians are advised that access to the electronic network may include the potential for access to materials inappropriate for school-aged students. 

Personal Safety: Don’t reveal personal information such as names, home address, telephone number, school name, location. Don’t arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you only “met” on the Internet. Students should identify themselves only by their first name and/or student number. 

Active Restrictions: Students using the District’s Guest Network need to be aware that  the District uses filtering software and other technologies to prevent students from accessing websites that are obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, anti-social, or which promote illegal activity. The use of anonymous proxies to bypass content filters is strictly prohibited and will be considered a violation of responsible use expectations. The schools also monitor the online activities of students, through direct observation and/or technological means.

THE INTERNET IS AN EXTENSION OF THE CLASSROOM

Blogs, discussion groups, podcasts, or other internet tools are considered an extension of the classroom. Speech that is inappropriate in the classroom is also inappropriate in electronic communication used for school. Students should not share personal information online, even on school or classroom based sites. 

EDUCATION, SUPERVISION, AND MONITORING

While students are at school, BSD teachers and staff will educate, supervise, and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with District policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. 

Students will receive instruction about responsible and appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms; and online bullying awareness and response.
In the event that inappropriate, objectionable, and/or offensive material circumvents the BSD content filtering controls, students are to report the occurrence to their teacher or the nearest supervisor. Students will be held accountable for any deliberate attempt to circumvent BSD technology security and supervision.
 
Students using mobile and cellular devices while at school, during school or district-sponsored activities are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in this document and are accountable for their use.

INAPPROPRIATE NETWORK USAGE

BSD will take steps to promote the safety and security of users of the BSD online computer network when using electronic mail and other forms of direct electronic communications. Specifically, as required by CIPA, prevention of inappropriate network usage, including:

Unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking’, and other unlawful activities
Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors

PROHIBITED USE OF COMPUTERS AND NETWORKS

The user is responsible for all his/her actions and activities involving the District’s Guest Network. Examples of prohibited conduct include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accessing materials/communications, or sending, creating, or posting materials that are damaging to another person’s reputation 
  • Abusive 
  • Obscene 
  • Threatening or demeaning to a person’s gender or race 
  • Sexually oriented 
  • Contrary to the district’s policy on harassment 
  • Illegal 
  • Harassing/Cyberbullying 
  • Gaining unauthorized access to wired or wireless network resources 
  • Using the school’s computers or network for illegal activity such as copying software or other violation of copyright laws
  • Using the school’s network for private financial or commercial gain 
  • Installing unauthorized programs on any of the district’s computers or computer systems. 
  • Purposely infecting any district computer or network with a virus or program designed to damage, alter, or destroy data
  • Using or attempting to use another person’s username or password 
  • Posting or plagiarizing work created by another person without his or her consent 
  • Posting anonymous messages
  • Using the network for commercial or private advertising 
  • Forging electronic mail messages 
  • Attempting to read, alter, delete, or copy the electronic mail of other system users 
  • Using the district’s computer hardware, network, or Internet link while access privileges are suspended. 
  • Using the district’s computer hardware, network, or Internet link in a manner that is inconsistent with a teacher’s directions and generally accepted network etiquette 
  • Attempting to alter the settings and/or configuration of a computer or any of the district’s software.

ONLINE BULLYING

BSD considers cyberbullying to be the same as face-to-face bullying. Cyberbullying is prohibited, and will be addressed per Board Policy JFCF. Online bullying is when a child is threatened, harassed, humiliated, or embarrassed by another child using digital technologies such as the Internet. Some examples of cyberbullying include: 

Pretending to be someone else online to deceive others 
Spreading lies and rumors about others 
Tricking people into revealing personal information 
Sending or forwarding inappropriate text messages 
Posting pictures of people without their consent

ONLINE SAFETY

All students participate in online safety classes each year, with a focus on keeping students safe online. Some of the main points include: 

Never post or share your personal information online (this includes your full name, address, telephone number, school name, parents’ names, or Social Security number)
Never share your passwords with anyone, except your parents 
Never meet anyone face to face whom you only know online
 

Bringing Your Own Device To School (BYOD)

SECTION 3: USING YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Students are allowed to bring their own mobile device to be used under the supervision of BSD staff provided they follow all BSD regulations and policies concerning the responsible use of technology and the guidelines and expectations set forth in this document. Acceptable devices include a laptop computer, tablet/iPad, notebook computer, and smartphone. E-Readers may be brought to school, however these devices are not suited for typical classroom assignment requirements. Gaming devices are not allowed as they are not suited for typical classroom assignment requirements. 

Technical Specification Recommendations:

  • Wireless Connectivity: Wireless connectivity is key to BYOD devices in schools. Devices should support 5Ghz dual band wireless or 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Operating System: To ensure the best performance, we recommend the current version of any operating system be installed.  
  • Battery Life: Devices need to last the school day - preferably without being recharged. We recommend a minimum of 5hrs battery life
  • Memory and RAM: Requirements vary depending on the device and applications required
  • Hardware Features: We recommend devices with camera and microphone capability                

SOUND

Keep the sound on your personal device muted except when needed. You can use headphones with permission from your parent AND teacher(s). If your school supplies you with headphones, you are responsible for their care and replacement if they are lost. 

PRINTING

While some teachers may require documents to be printed, we are encouraging all BSD staff and students to transition to a paperless environment.  Printing from personal devices will not be allowed.  Schools may offer printing options in designated classrooms and common spaces (library) but printing will not be supported by school staff and we encourage students to print at home or at a public library.

MANAGING FILES AND SAVING YOUR WORK

Students may save documents to their Google Drive, or they may save to an external memory device such as a SD card or USB flash drive. Saving to Google Drive will make the file accessible from any computer with Internet access. 

Students using Google Drive to work on their documents will not need to save their work, as Drive will save each keystroke as the work is being completed. Students are responsible for the integrity of their files and to keep proper backups. Students will receive instruction on proper file management procedures from their teachers.

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

The BSD network might not be up and running 100% of the time. In the case that the network is down, BSD will not be responsible for lost or missing data.

MONITORING USE

Students should be aware that there should be no expectation of privacy when using BSD network or equipment. When students access the BSD network at school, BSD will actively filter access and use third party solutions to monitor content for threats, violence, illegal activity, etc. Notifications are sent to the BSD Tech Support and Administration regarding suspicious activity. If concerns are identified, disciplinary action and/or parent contact may occur. 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

School Library staff can assist with password resets if you are unable to do it yourself using the password change system.  For technical operation issues with student-owned personal devices, school and district personnel will not be able to offer assistance. 
 
PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SCHOOL
 
Beaverton School District does not assume responsibility for personal property of students. Students and parents are urged to carefully consider the types and value of property that students take to school. Items of significant monetary value and/or sentimental value are strongly discouraged. Such items include but are not limited to cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices, expensive apparel, and jewelry. With regard to items that are necessary to an instructional program that students bring to school, parents and students are reminded to secure those items at all times. This is not intended to discourage bringing items to school that enhance instructional programs; however, it is a reminder to alert students and parents to strongly consider what items are taken to school. Please remember that any and all property that is brought to school during the school day or for any extra-curricular activity should be properly secured. Do not to leave any property unattended or unsecured.
 
 STOLEN PROPERTY ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
 
Stolen property can be reported to the School’s administration or campus security. School staff will not be responsible for investigating any stolen item(s) left unattended, unsecured or that will disrupt the educational process. School staff will share information with the School Resource Officers and local law enforcement on all stolen property reports that may require police intervention. District School Resource Officers or local law enforcement officers will determine cases that will require a Police Report and/or Police Investigation.

 

Using a BSD Issued Chromebook

SECTION 4: USING YOUR CHROMEBOOK

RECEIVING A CHROMEBOOK

Chromebooks will be distributed according to each school’s deployment schedule.

For students using BSD-issued Chromebooks, the student and their parent or guardian must: 

  • Pay the Chromebook Loss/Damage Protection fee (the fee is waved for those who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch) or complete the Opt out form to decline coverage.
  • Parental Privacy – Annual Notification of FERPA Rights Form 
  • Digital Resources Permission Form (includes Google Permission Form)

CHROMEBOOK OWNERSHIP

BSD retains sole right of ownership of the Chromebook. The Chromebooks are loaned to the students for educational purposes only for a one-year period, renewable each year. 

RETURNING CHROMEBOOKS

BSD will collect and inspect student Chromebooks and accessories at the end of each school year. Students who leave BSD (transfer or graduate) will be required to return their Chromebook and accessories. Failure to do so will result in the responsible party being billed for the full replacement cost.

CHROMEBOOK REPAIR

If your Chromebook is broken or not working properly, contact a teacher, school library staff, or school I.T. staff. If a loaner Chromebook is warranted, one will be issued to the student until their Chromebook can be repaired or replaced.

GENERAL CARE AND PRECAUTIONS

Students are responsible for the general care of their school-issued Chromebook. 
Keep your Chromebook away from food and drink. 
Insert cords, cables, and removable storage devices carefully. Do not force connections.
Close the screen when carrying your Chromebook. 
Close or shut down your Chromebook when not in use to conserve battery life. 
Use care when placing your Chromebook in a bag or locker -- protect the screen. 
Do not expose your Chromebook to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Never leave the Chromebook in an unsecure location. 
Do not remove or attempt to alter the serial number or identification tags. 
Do not try to remove the keys, screen cover or plastic case.

SCREEN CARE

Rough treatment may damage your Chromebook screen; it is particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure. 
Do not place anything on the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.
Be cautious when placing the Chromebook in your backpack.
Do not poke the screen with any object not intended to be used with a touchscreen.
Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or notebooks). 
Clean the screen with a soft, dry, anti-static, microfiber cloth or pre-moistened eyeglass cloth. 
Do NOT use window cleaner or water to clean your Chromebook.

USING CHROMEBOOKS AT HOME AND SCHOOL

The Chromebook is intended to be charged at home every night and brought fully charged to school for use every day. Students in grades 6-12 may be assigned homework that can be completed using their BSD Chromebook. 

WORKING OFFLINE

The Chromebook is intended for use while connected to the internet. Generally, what you can do will be limited if your Chromebook is not connected to the internet. To work offline, you need access to Apps and your files. In some cases, you can install apps or extensions or configure Chrome so you can create or edit documents offline. Contact library staff or I.T. staff if you need help with this.

INTERNET USE AT HOME AND ELSEWHERE

You can connect your Chromebook to wireless networks when you are not at school. BSD I.T. cannot offer technical support for this due to the large variety of possible connections. 

When you connect to the internet from outside of BSD network, the device will be filtered and audit logs will be collected on usage.

SOUND

Keep the sound on your Chromebook muted except when needed. You can use headphones with permission from your parent AND teacher(s). If your school supplies you with headphones, you are responsible for their care and replacement if they are lost. 

PRINTING

At School: printing directly from your Chromebook at school is not supported. When  needed, teachers will provide you with methods to print your documents through another computer.
At Home: The Chromebook does not have a physical printer connection. It may be possible to print using wireless, depending on the capabilities of your home network and printer. Generally, the Google Cloud Print service will work if you have a wireless network at home.

MANAGING FILES AND SAVING YOUR WORK

Students may save documents to their Google Drive or to an external memory device such as an SD card or USB flash drive. Saving to Google Drive will make the file accessible from any computer with internet access. 

Students using Google Drive to work on their documents will not need to save their work, as Google Drive will save each keystroke as the work is being completed. Students are responsible for the integrity of their files and to keep proper backups. Students will receive instruction on proper file management procedures from their teachers.

SOFTWARE ON CHROMEBOOKS

BSD Chromebooks are supplied with the latest build of Google Chrome Operating System (OS), and other applications. The Chrome OS will automatically install updates when the computer is shutdown and restarted. 

Chromebook software apps are delivered via the Chrome Web Store or the Google Play Store and controlled by BSD. These are web-based applications that do not require installation space on a hard drive. Some applications, such as Google Drive, are available for offline use. Do not delete or modify software on the Chromebook. 

Schools may add software applications for use in a particular course. Schools may also remove applications when no longer needed.

ADDING SOFTWARE

Students should follow the acceptable use guidelines when installing additional software or apps on their school issued Chromebook. If in doubt, check with a teacher, school library staff or school I.T. staff.

PERSONALIZING YOUR CHROMEBOOK

Please do not draw, write, or put stickers, paint, or tape on your Chromebook. Keep it clean for the next person who will receive it. 

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

The BSD network might not be up and running 100% of the time. In the case that the network is down, BSD will not be responsible for lost or missing data.

INSPECTION

Students may be selected at random to provide their Chromebook for inspection. The purpose for inspection will be to check for proper care and maintenance as well as inappropriate material being carried into the school. All Chromebooks will be inspected at the end of the year to identify damage and arrange for repair under BSD’s Damage/Loss Protection Plan.

MONITORING USE

Students should be aware that there should be no expectation of privacy when using BSD network or equipment. When students access the BSD network at school, BSD will actively filter access and use third party solutions to monitor content for threats, violence, illegal activity, etc. Notifications are sent to the BSD Tech Support and Administration regarding suspicious activity. If concerns are identified, disciplinary action and/or parent contact may occur. 

RESTORING A CHROMEBOOK

If technical difficulties occur, the technical support staff will use the “5-minute” rule. If the problem cannot be fixed in 5 minutes, the Chromebook will be reset to factory defaults and the Chrome OS reset to the state it was in when it was first checked out to the student. 

All student-created files stored on an external miniSD card, USB flash drive, or Google Drive will be intact after the operating system is restored. However, all other data (user accounts, music, photos, documents) stored on internal memory that has NOT been synced will not be restored.

STORING CHROMEBOOKS

You are responsible for your Chromebook at all times. Keep it in a secure place. Do not stack things on top of it. Do not leave it unattended. 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Students can change their passwords from their Chromebooks using the password change system.  School Library staff can assist with password resets if the student is unable to do it themselves.  For technical operation issues, the student should follow the school’s designated support protocol. 


 

Chromebook Damage and Loss Protection Plan

SECTION 5: CHROMEBOOK DAMAGE AND LOSS PROTECTION

All students are automatically enrolled in the District’s Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program to financially protect the student against damage or loss. The fee is $20 per school year per Chromebook, up to a maximum of $60 per school year per family. The fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the Permission to Share Form. Each student's account is charged the Damage / Loss fee at the beginning of each school year. Students will need to pay the assigned fee prior to any damage or loss claims to be eligible for the Protection Program Coverage. Students may choose to decline coverage (see How to Decline Damage and Loss Protection in the section below). Students who decline the protection plan will be responsible for the full repair or replacement costs.

PROTECTION PROGRAM COVERAGE

This program covers the Chromebook loaned to the student against all accidental damage, theft, vandalism, or loss for one (1) school year. This program does NOT cover intentional misuse, abuse, or neglect by any household members.

This program DOES (updated October 2019) cover the first incident of loss or damage of a Chromebook charger and stylus. If a charger cord or stylus is damaged through normal wear and tear or defect, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge and won’t count as an incident on the student’s Damage / Loss record. 

Replacement chargers and styli can be purchased from the school.

DAMAGE: If the Chromebook, charger, or stylus is accidentally damaged or vandalized, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to the student or family on the first incident. Subsequent damage to the Chromebook, charger, or stylus after the first documented incident will result in the following charges:

  • Second incident of damage to Chromebook: Student will be charged 50% of the repair cost
  • Second incident of damage to charger: Student will be charged $10.00 
  • Second incident of damage to stylus: Student will be charged $5.00
  • Third incident and beyond of damage to Chromebook: Student will be charged 100% of the repair cost
  • Third incident and beyond of damage to charger: Student will be charged $10.00 
  • Third incident and beyond of damage to stylus: Student will be charged $5.00    

LOSS: If a Chromebook, charger, or stylus is lost, it will be replaced at no expense to the student or family on the first incident. Subsequent instances of a lost Chromebook will result in the following fines:

  • Second loss of Chromebook: $150 fine
  • Second incident of loss of charger: Student will be charged $10.00
  • Second incident of loss of stylus: Student will be charged $5.00
  • Third loss and beyond of Chromebook: $300 replacement cost
  • Third incident and beyond of loss of charger: Student will be charged $10.00
  • Third incident and beyond of loss of stylus: Student will be charged $5.00

THEFT: If the Chromebook is stolen, the Beaverton School District will require that a police report be filed. Fraudulent reporting of theft will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency for investigation. Students making a false report may also be subject to disciplinary action.

Refunds: Students who transfer out of the BSD during the first three weeks after starting school may apply for a refund if the Chromebook is returned in as new condition.

REPAIRING OR REPLACING A CHROMEBOOK

If your Chromebook is broken or not working properly, contact a teacher, school library staff, or school I.T. staff. If possible, make sure all data is either on your Google Drive or backed up to an external USB or SD storage device. If a loaner Chromebook is warranted, one will be issued to the student until their Chromebook can be repaired or replaced.

Damage and Loss Protection Questions

Q: How do I pay the $20 fee to enroll in the Damage/Loss Protection Program?
​A: Families can use the District's Online Payment System to pay this and other fees and fines.


Q: When should I pay the $20 fee to enroll in the Damage/Loss Protection Program?
A: To enable students to have access to this technology on the first day or week of school, most schools will issue Chromebooks immediately at the start of the school year (or during registration events). It is important that students pay the fee for the Damage/Loss Protection Program as soon as possible to ensure that they are financially protected in the case of a damage or loss incident. Students who have not paid the fee are not eligible to be covered by the program benefits listed below.  The deadline to pay the fee for 2019-2020 is October 18th.


Q: Can the fee be waived for the Damage/Loss Protection Program?
​A: The fee for the Damage/Loss Protection Program is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program. This will only be automatically waived if families have elected to share this information by filling out the Sharing Free Or Reduced Price Information form during the annual Meal Applications Process. Those forms are available on the Meal Applications Process page. This waiver only covers the $20 damage and loss protection plan fee. It does not cover second and third incident Chromebook repairs or losses.


Q: If I choose to not check out a Chromebook, how do I refuse the Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Plan?
A: If a student chooses to not check out a Chromebook for whatever reason, the student can have the Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program fee removed from their account by submitting a Refusal of Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program form to their school’s office.


Q: Can I check out a Chromebook and refuse the Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Plan?
A:  A student may check out a Chromebook and refuse to participate in the Damage/Loss Protection Program; in this case, the student will need to submit a Refusal of Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program form and by doing so will assume the full costs of repair or replacement to the Chromebook, charger, or stylus should a damage or loss incident occur.


Q: How would the plan work if the device is accidentally dropped and the damage is such that it needed to be replaced?
​A: By enrolling in the Protection Plan, families would not have any out of pocket cost for any damage or replacement repair for the first accident claim.


Q: What happens if the device is damaged a second and third time?
​A: Subsequent damage to the Chromebook after the first documented claim will result in the following charges:
Second incident of damage: Student will be charged 50% of the cost of the repair or replacement.
Third incident of damage: Student will be charged 100% of the cost of the repair or replacement.


Q: If I've paid into this plan, what happens if the device is lost or stolen?
​A: If the Chromebook is stolen or lost, it will be replaced at no expense to the student or family. Subsequent instances of a stolen  or lost Chromebook will result in the following fines:

  • Second loss of Chromebook: $150 fine
  • Third loss and beyond of Chromebook: $300 full replacement cost

If the Chromebook is stolen, the Beaverton School District will require a police report to be filed. Fraudulent reporting of the theft will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency for investigation. Students making a false report may also be subject to disciplinary action.

Q: If I've​ paid into this plan, w​hat if the power cord is lost?
A: The fist incident of loss or damage of a power cord / charger is covered under the Damage/Loss Program (updated October 2019). Subsequent losses or damage to the power cord / charger will result in a $10.00 replacement fee.

Replacement chargers can be purchased from the school.​


Q : We have two children at the high school. Do we need to purchase separate plans for each device?
​A: Yes. The fee is $20 per school year per Chromebook, up to a maximum of $60 per school year per family. The fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program.​​

Q : What happens if I lose the stylus (on the new Acer 512 Chromebook)?
​A: The first incident of loss or damage to the stylus is covered by the Damage/Loss Program. Loss or damage beyond the first incident will result in a $5.00 replacement fee.

Replacement styli can be purchased from the school.

How to Decline Damage and Loss Protection

Students who are eligible to check out a Chromebook are automatically enrolled in the Chromebook Damage and Loss protection program. If a student chooses not to check out a Chromebook, they will need to remove the fee from their student account by submitting a form to their school office. That form is available through the link below. 

A student or family may check out Chromebooks and decline to participate in the Damage and Loss Protection program, with the understanding that they will be financially responsible for the costs of damage to or loss of their Chromebook. To decline coverage on a checked-out Chromebook, use this form:

Link To Form to Decline Chromebook Damage/Loss Coverage