PROTECTION PLAN INFORMATION
At the beginning of each school year, all students in grades 6-12 are automatically enrolled in the District’s Chromebook Damage/Loss Protection Program. The fee for enrolling in the program is $20 per school year per Chromebook. This fee is charged to the student’s account at the beginning of each year. 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.
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. 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.
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. Families can use the District’s Online Payment System to pay this and other fees and fines.
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.
If the student does not exercise proper care, as described in the Student Family Handbook, and this negligence results in damage to or loss of the Chromebook, the cost of the repair or replacement will be the responsibility of the student. Fines are assessed according to type and total number of incidents. Either loss or damage counts as one incident.
This program does NOT cover loss of the Chromebook charger cord. Lost or damaged charger cords are not covered by this program. The charge for a replacement cord is $15. Refunds will not be issued for lost and found Chromebook cords.
DAMAGE: If the Chromebook is accidentally damaged or vandalized, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to the student or family. Subsequent damage to the Chromebook after the first documented incident will result in the following charges:
Second incident, if damaged: Student will be charged $50
Third incident and beyond, if damaged: Student will be charged $100
Note: An “incident” occurs when it is assessed that proper care was not taken by the student to prevent significant damage from occurring to the device. This is often in regards to the following damages:
Broken screens or Chromebook bodies
LOSS: If a Chromebook is lost, it will be replaced at no expense to the student or family. Subsequent instances of a lost Chromebook will result in replacement of the device and the following fines:
Second loss of Chromebook: $150 fine
Third loss and beyond of Chromebook: $300 full replacement cost
In the event that a lost Chromebook is recovered in working condition, fines assessed to the student will be refunded.
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 return their Chromebook during the first three weeks after starting school may apply for a refund if the Chromebook is returned in the same condition as when checked out.