NTMS Damaged Laptop and Equipment Policy

Damaged Equipment

Repairs

Occasionally, unexpected issues occur with laptops (hardware and software-related), accessories (e.g. charger, case, shell), or other technology equipment that are not the fault of the user. These issues will be resolved at no cost.

Accidental Damage

Accidents happen.  If the student's laptop, accessories, or other technology equipment is damaged accidentally, the student must report it immediately. North Tapps will take care of the repair at no cost. If the laptop is damaged to the point where it needs to be replaced, the student will be fined $50 and issued a laptop replacement.  The student will be fined for the market value of each laptop replacement thereafter.

Intentional Damage and Negligence

After investigation, if it is determined that the damage to a laptop, accessories, or other technology equipment is the result of negligence or intent, and the laptop or equipment cannot be repaired, the student may be subject to discipline and will be fined (market value of the laptop).  If a laptop does not need to be replaced and only repaired, the student may be subject to discipline and responsible for the cost of repairs.

Lost Equipment

Reporting Process

If a laptop, accessories, or other technology equipment is lost, the student or parent must report it to the school immediately.  Students can tell a teacher, the Tech Coach, or the office.

Financial Responsibility

The circumstances of each situation involving a lost laptop, accessories, or other technology equipment will be investigated individually.  Students will be fined for the cost of the lost equipment.

Stolen Equipment

Reporting Process

If a laptop is stolen, a police report must be filed, and a copy of the report must be provided to the office or Tech Coach by the student or parent in a timely manner (2 weeks).

Financial Responsibility

If there is not clear evidence of theft, or the laptop was stolen due to negligence (e.g. device left in an unlocked car), the family will be responsible for the cost of replacing the device.

Failure to report the theft to the office or Tech Coach and to follow the proper filing procedure may result in the family being responsible for the cost of the device.

After investigation, if the laptop is determined to be stolen, the district will cover the cost and the student will be issued a replacement.

                                                                                                                                       DSD Board Approved May 2019

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