Cumby ISD to Issue Laptop Computers
to High School Students for 2012-13
From Cumby ISD
Cumby High School
Laptop Deployment Information
Cumby High School will be issuing laptops to all 9th through 12 grade students at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. We are currently planning and writing procedures to put the laptop deployment into effect. However, we wanted you to be aware of some general information so parents and students can be making plans.
- Each student will receive... a school laptop that is theirs to use for the school year. They will be turned back in at the end of school. This is to allow for maintenance and cleanup. If a student needs a laptop over the summer break, it will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Cumby High School will be issuing a backpack that has a padded compartment designed to protect the laptops. You do not need to buy a backpack for your student(s). There are additional compartments in the backpack for normal school supplies. Students will be expected to use the school provided backpack to protect their laptops.
- We will be purchasing accidental damage insurance for the laptops with a $100 deductible. If the laptop is damaged or something happens to it that is not covered by the normal warranty, parents/students will be expected to pay for the damage, up to a maximum of $100 for each instance.
- We are in the process of developing a contract that covers school, parent, and student responsibilities. Students will NOT be issued a laptop unless a parent/guardian and the student agree to the content of the contract by signing and returning the contract to school.
- Laptops will have filtering software installed that will work anywhere. Additionally, there will be software installed on the laptops that allow school personnel to monitor each student laptop’s screen. This feature will NOT work outside of school. The laptop must be connected to the school network for this to work.
Cumby ISD and Cumby High School are excited about this opportunity for our students. We believe the learning process will be enhanced and each student will have an equal opportunity for learning because everyone will have the same technology available. We ask that you, as parents and guardians, help us ensure the success of this initiative by helping us hold students accountable for how the laptops are used and taken care of.
More information will be available soon. Procedures and policies will be put online and on our social media site, as they are developed and approved. Please stay tuned. If you have any questions on this initiative, contact Tony Martin at email@example.com or Greg Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.