iPad Responsibility, Insurance & Damage Fees
PLEASE REFER TO THE IPAD FAQ'S FOR PARENTS FOR ADDITIONAL IPAD INFORMATION
Student iPad Responsibility & Optional Insurance Form - For all 3rd - 9th Grade TSD Students
As with any school property issued to a student, there is a responsibility to take appropriate care of the resource. Just like a textbook, your child may receive a new or refurbished device. The student is responsible for the device at all times. In the event of damage to an iPad, district policies and practices may require a cost be assessed to cover the repair or replacement cost of the device. The fee schedule below is based on use of a TSD-provided device and any damage to it while in use by the student.
Troy School District has selected a Rug-Ed iPad case for all 3rd-8th grade students and durable keyboard case for the 9th grade students that is NEVER to be removed from the iPad. Both cases have a protective outer shell with a tempered glass screen protector to resist screen and/or case-related damage. Damage that occurs due to the removal of an iPad case is considered INTENTIONAL DAMAGE (not covered by insurance) and will incur Intentional Damage fees. Removal of an iPad Case may also lead to disciplinary action and case replacement/damage fees.
iPad insurance for the 2019 – 2020 school year may be purchased at an amount of $10 per student per year.
THIS OPTION WILL CLOSE SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.
- Accidental Damage Insurance Plan - Optional
- Occurrence Fees & Replacement Costs
- Loss or Theft
- FAQ's for Parents
- Where do I get the Responsibility Form?
Accidental Damage Insurance Plan – OPTIONAL COVERAGE
This annual insurance plan is designed to help students when there is an accident that causes damage to the device. When participating in the district’s insurance plan for $10 per year, any accidental damage reported will be covered based upon the schedule below.
Insurance coverage will fix accidental damage to the iPad with no cost incurred by the student for the first damage repair. Subsequent damage repairs during the covered year will have a $50 service fee per instance. The student will not have an iPad available for home use while the device is out for repair and will need to check an iPad out daily for in-school use from the building technician until his/her device is repaired. Insurance will cover up to 2 tempered glass screen protection replacements per year, with additional tempered glass replacement charges of $5/incident, during the covered year. See fee schedule below. Occurrence counts for incidents of damage are reset annually. Please note, if insurance is not purchased for the annual cost of $10 per student, per year, the fee schedule specified below will apply.
ACCESSORIES ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE - Students are provided with a USB power adapter and charging cable when the device is assigned to the student. Replacement of lost or damaged cables is the responsibility of student. Troy School District recommends Apple OEM or Apple Certified replacements.
Any damage reported due to misuse, neglect, intentional damage, or loss will result in fees up to the full cost of replacing the device, regardless of your participation in the annual insurance plan.
Insurance payments for 2019-2020 must be received by SEPTEMBER 20, 2019. Payments may be made through PaySchools or check payable to the Troy School District. iPad insurance for the 2019 – 2020 school year may be purchased at an amount of $10 per student per year, until September 20, 2019. Insurance purchased in 2018 – 2019 expired September 01, 2019.
Loss or Theft
In the case of a stolen iPad, a copy of a completed police department report MUST BE RETURNED to Troy School District. You will be subject to the stolen/lost device fee set by the district unless waived by the Principal or Director of Technology.
By signing this Equipment Responsibility Form, I agree to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy and Student Code of Conduct for the Troy School District Click Here
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When do students first receive their iPads?
Students will receive their iPads during the first three weeks of school.
Will my student receive a new iPad?
Just like a textbook, your child may receive a new and/or refurbished device. All refurbished devices undergo a thorough cleaning and inspection process prior to student assignment.
Is training available for students on how to use the iPads?
Yes. Training is embedded in the curriculum and new students receive more in-depth orientation.
May students opt out of using the iPad altogether?
The short answer is no; the benefits of a tool like this can only be achieved if the tool is used by all students.
Can students install their own apps?
Apps are made available via the App Portal that is available on all iPads. There is a base set of apps that will be pushed out to student iPads by the TSD Technology department in support of classroom instruction.
What accessories will be needed with the iPad?
All 3rd - 8th grade students will receive an iPad, adapter and power cable from the Troy School District. Some students will need earphones and/or microphone. Please see your building tech or teacher for earphone recommendations. *Note: Incoming 7th and 8th grade students were instructed to keep their adapter and power cable over the summer and will not be receiving these accessories when they receive their iPad.
Is there technical support for student iPads on in the building?
Yes. An IT support staff member is available in the building to assist students with technical issues.
Do students get to keep their iPads over the summer?
Yes, students 3rd - 7th keep their iPads over the summer months, unless directed by the school district. Students DO NOT keep the iPad, if they move out of the school district. The iPads are the property of the Troy School District and must be returned to a designated staff member in your building.
My student already has an iPad. Will s/he be able to use that one?
No. The IT department for the Troy School District configures the iPad as a "managed" device to ensure we have consistent security, configuration, apps, and content.
What happens if an iPad gets damaged, lost or stolen?
With optional Insurance: Your child should contact their Building Computer Tech immediately to help identify the last location of the iPad. Most iPads that have been misplaced are found, if location is identified early. If your device has been stolen, file a police report and provide a copy to the Troy School District.
See the fee schedule below for replacement costs with and without insurance. Fees are reimbursed for lost or stolen devices, once items have been recovered or found.
Accessories are not covered by the insurance plan. All students are provided with a charging plug and cable when the device is assigned to the student. Replacement of lost or damaged cables is the responsibility of the student. Troy School District recommends Apple OEM or Apple Certified replacements.
Insurance does not cover INTENTIONAL DAMAGE incidents are subject to a fee up to $300.
To best protect the iPad and minimize the chance of damage, proper use of the TSD supplied iPad case and tempered glass screen protector is required.
Should parents purchase insurance to cover accidental damage to the student issued iPad?
The Troy School District strongly encourages families to consider purchasing insurance. As stated in the Student iPad Acceptable Use Agreement, families are responsible for any damage or loss of the iPad.
How do I pay for insurance?
The filtering and restrictions on student iPads do not replace the need for parental supervision. All usage violations are subject to the terms of the School Code of Conduct and the Troy School District Acceptable Use Policy.
Where do I get the Student Responsibility / Insurance form? THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-9.
The form is available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal https://ps.troy.k12.mi.us. Login using a web-browser on the left click FORMS & LINKS and the iPad form will be listed in the center of the screen. If you have trouble accessing the parent portal, please contact us at email@example.com