Chromebook Student Agreement
The Northeastern Local School District is pleased to be able to offer our high school and middle school students access to a Chromebook 24/7 to advance their education. We are dedicated to supporting the appropriate technology which enhances the instruction from our dedicated teachers, unlocks our students’ potential and connects us locally and globally. Students, you are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook that was issued to you by the Northeastern Local School District. Sixth grade students will be 1:1, however will not be taking the chromebook home. Sixth grade students will not be charged the technology fee.
Saving documents on Google
Students will be logging into our NELSD Google Apps for Education domain and saving documents to that domain. With each individual’s Chrome login, the student can access his or her schoolwork from any computer that has Internet access. The Northeastern Local School District makes no guarantee that their Internet will be up and running 100% of the time. In the rare case that the Internet is down, the District will not be responsible for lost or missing data. Chromebook have the ability to work offline and will sync once connected to the network.
Software on Chromebooks
All software and apps on the Chromebooks will be installed and managed wirelessly by the District. Students will not be able to install additional apps on their Chromebooks. Additional software will be installed, wirelessly, as they are recommended and approved by teachers and site administrators.
Chromebooks must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition.
Students need to charge their Chromebooks each evening. In cases where use of the Chromebook has caused batteries to drain, students may be able to connect their computers to a power outlet in class. Loaner chromebooks will NOT be available for student who forget or do not charge their chromebooks.
Chromebooks that are broken, or fail to work properly, must be taken immediately to the NELSD Technology Helpdesk. If deemed necessary, the NELSD Technology Helpdesk will issue a loaner chromebook.
After the second incident of breakage, the student may be referred to the office for possible disciplinary action by the building principal and the principal may provide a plan for the students to use the device at the school with improved responsibility by the student.
Protect the Chromebook by following these rules:
The Chromebook screen can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. Chromebooks are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen.
Close the Chromebook screen before moving it, unless directed to do so by a teacher.
Do not remove the Northeastern domain from the Chromebook.
Do not lean on the top of the Chromebook when it is closed.
Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.
Do not place anything in the carrying case that will press against the cover.
Do not poke the screen.
Do not remove the Northeastern Local Schools case.
Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).
Clean the screen with a soft, dry cloth or anti-static cloth.
Do not bump the Chromebook against lockers, walls, car doors, floors, etc. as it will eventually break the screen.
Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of the Northeastern Local School District.
Chromebooks must never be left in an unlocked car or any unsupervised area.
Students are responsible for charging their Chromebook battery before the start of each school day.
Students may be selected at random, by teachers or administrators, to provide their Chromebook for inspection for damages or misuse.
Chromebooks will be returned to NELSD Technology Helpdesk during the last two weeks of school. If a student transfers out of NELSD during the school year, the Chromebook must be returned at the time of withdrawal. If a student’s Chromebook and/or AC power adaptor have been damaged or defaced, the student will be billed, either for the repair or replacement of the Chromebook, the adaptor, or both during the year-end check out, or when the student withdraws from the NELSD.
If a student Chromebook is not returned during year-end check-in or upon transferring out of district, the site administrator will ensure that it is returned in a timely manner. If the administrator is unable to obtain the student’s Chromebook, the student will be billed for the replacement of the Chromebook, the adaptor, or both by adding the cost of the equipment to the student’s school fees. Failure to pay fees in a timely manner will have consequences that could result in the student’s inability to participate in graduation ceremonies and graduate. Student records will be held till all school property returned and all school fees paid.
Chromebook Repair/Replacement Costs
The chromebook will be covered under warranty for one incident per school year. This warranty covers unintentional breakage, battery replacement, and other accidental damage. Students are responsible for all physical damage done to their Chromebook. Students are responsible for the charging unit as well. Student may NOT purchase charging unit from any source other than The NELSD Technology Center. Listed below are the cost for repairs and replacement parts. The cost below includes both parts and labor that will be billed to the student.
$350 Total Replacement
$100 LED Panel
$100 Glass and Housing for the Screen
$150 LED and Glass
$ 75 Keyboard
$ 20 Charger
$ 20 Case
Other items will be charged at a rate set by the vendor.
Consequences for Violations
Violations of these Acceptable Use Policy rules may result in disciplinary action. Consequences may include, but not be limited to, the loss of a user's privileges to use the school's information technology resources. Further disciplinary actions may be imposed in accordance with the Code of Conduct up to and including suspension, or expulsion, depending on the degree and severity of the violation. See student discipline ladder for likely discipline that will be handed out for violations of the Acceptable Use Policy.
Supervision and Monitoring
The use of District owned information technology resources is not private. School and administrators, and their authorized employees, monitor the use of information technology resources to help ensure that users are secure and in conformity with this policy. Administrators and teachers reserve the right to examine devices (personal or school owned) in order to further the health, safety, discipline, or security of any student. They may also use this information in disciplinary actions, and will furnish evidence of crime to law enforcement. The district reserves the right to determine which uses constitute acceptable use and to limit access to such uses. The district also reserves the right to limit the time of access and priorities among competing acceptable uses.
The district shall not be responsible for any material encountered on a computer network, including the Internet, which may be deemed objectionable to a user (or his/her parents, if a minor); for any inaccurate information disseminated over the network; for any hostile or injurious actions of third parties encountered through a computer network; for any charges incurred by the user of a computer or computer network without prior permission; or for any damage, or loss, incurred by a user, or any subsequent party by the use of files or software obtained over a computer network. Due to the nature of electronic communications and Ohio public records law, it is also impossible for the district to guarantee confidentiality of email sent and received over any computer network. The district shall not warrant the functions of the system to meet any specific requirements the user may have, or that it would be error-free or uninterrupted; nor shall the district be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including damage to personal devices, lost data, information or time sustained in connection with the use, operation or inability to use the system.
With the increased access to informational technology and the privilege that comes with technology, is greater student responsibility to appropriately use the technology and monitor their own behavioral and acceptable use of this resource.
I ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND MY OBLIGATIONS:
Student Name (printed) Student Signature Date
Parent Name (printed) Parent Signature Date