At North Platte Public Schools, technology is an integral part of the learning process for each student. For this reason, the district has provided each student access to technology resources. At the elementary level, this access is granted only at school, whereas at the secondary level, students are assigned a device they can also use at home. Technology resources are on loan to students and remain property of North Platte Public Schools.
Whether at school or at home, students will be responsible for the care and custody of district property assigned to them. In the same manner that a student would be held accountable for the vandalism of district property, students will be held accountable for the loss or damage to district-provided technology resources resulting from a failure to take responsibility for these tools. The district will provide students an opportunity to learn how to use these devices safely and responsibly, and families will agree to reinforce these behaviors.
Student Cost for Damages
Replacement of Chromebook
Replacement of Screen
Replacement of Keyboard
Replacement Power Adapter
Replacement Top case
Replacement Bottom case
Replacement of iPad
Replacement iPad Screen
Students, who demonstrate responsibility for their assigned device as demonstrated in the lessons, will pay no additional cost this year.
However, students whose devices are lost or damaged as a result of behavior inconsistent with these expectations will be charged loss or damage fees as shown to the right.
Voluntary Protection Plan
NPPS is offering a voluntary protection plan to provide families with peace of mind. The plan covers damage or theft of the device up to the replacement cost of the equipment.
Yearly payment $10.00
1st incident deductible $20.00
2nd incident deductible $40.00
3rd incident deductible $60.00
Reinforcing Responsible Behaviors
Behavioral research demonstrates that students of all ages will demonstrate responsible behaviors that are taught with intention, reinforced with consistency, and assessed with frequency. Prior to receiving their assigned device, the district’s teachers will provide each student training on these responsible behaviors as per the district one-to-one expectations and guidelines. Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Fellow Students agree to reinforce these responsible behaviors by monitoring and complimenting students who demonstrate those desired behaviors while modeling those behaviors for students who forget.
Students will commit to carrying their device safely, closed with nothing between the keyboard and screen, and supported by a firm surface to protect the screen. Students will also commit to transporting their devices in a case or backpack with a protective pocket. Students will not leave Chromebooks unattended unless secured in a safe place.
We the undersigned student, parent, teacher, and principal all collectively agree to promote and to reinforce safe and responsible behaviors for district-provided student devices for which we are responsible.
Student Name(Printed): Device asset tag:
Student’s Signature Date Parent’s Signature Date
One-to-One Expectations & Guidelines
Students and Staff are responsible for the general care of the device the district has issued them. Devices are on loan to students and staff and remain property of North Platte Public Schools.
● Students will fully charge the device’s battery at home each night to ensure the device is powered for school.
● Students will take good care of the device and will report the damage immediately to their teacher.
● Students will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement for damage regardless of where damage occurs (school, home, etc.).
● All replacement parts and repairs must be purchased and performed by the North Platte School District and its technical staff.
● Students will not remove any labels, disassemble any part or attempt to make any repairs to the device.
● Students will not write or place decorations (such as stickers, skins, decals, etc.) on the device.
● Food or drink should not be stored/consumed next to the device.
● Do not use the device where it will get dirty or wet (beach, pool, etc.).
● Make certain the fan and vents for the device are clear of clutter. Do not put the device in a bag, on a pillow, etc. while it is running. It may overheat.
● Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted and removed carefully from the device to protect the input connections (i.e., headphones).
The protective cases provided with devices have sufficient padding to protect the device from normal treatment and provide a suitable means for carrying the computer within the school. The guidelines below should be followed:
● Devices should always be within the protective case when carried.
● When moving a device a short distance, never pick it up or hold it by the display (always hold the bottom).
● Some carrying cases are designed to hold other objects (such as folders and books), but these must be kept to a minimum to avoid placing too much pressure and weight on the device screen.
The device screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen. The guidelines below should be followed:
● Do not lean on or apply pressure to the top of the device when it is closed.
● Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g., pens, paper, staples).
● Do not place anything near the device that could put pressure on the screen.
● Do not place anything in the carrying case that will press against the cover.
● Do not touch the screen, other than to clean the screen carefully.
● Clean the screen with a soft, dry cloth or screen cleaning cloth (ie. Microfiber cloth).
● Don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals on the computer screens as they will cause damage.
● Do NOT leave your device unattended, unless secured in a safe place.
● Do not store or use your device where temperatures reach below 41 or above 95 degrees.(ie. vehicles)
● Students have read and will comply with all aspects of the Parent/Student Handbook and the Acceptable Use Policy at all times.
● Students acknowledge that a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, loss of technology privileges, loss of use of the device, and standard NPPSD discipline consequences according to the Code of Conduct.
● The district incorporates an internet filter for computers both while on campus and away from campus.
● Students will not allow others to use the school device. If the device is used to access inappropriate websites, the student will be held responsible.
● Immediately report the theft of the device to the building principal.
● The student understands that the device is subject to inspection at any time and remains the property of the North Platte Public Schools. Students will peacefully surrender the device and cooperate with any investigation of improper use.
End of School Year/Withdrawal from the district.
● Students agree to return the device, case, and power cord in good working condition prior to withdrawal from the district or at the end of each school year.