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Chromebook Buyout Information

Why are these devices being offered to parents?


 

As you may know, the district’s electronic devices have a limited lifespan or life cycle. This does not mean that the device is no longer useable, but rather it is no longer financially reasonable to continue supporting these devices due to the cost of support and repairs. When school devices reach the end of their life cycle, districts often offer them to electronics recyclers or resellers in an attempt to reclaim any remaining value the devices may have.


We feel there is a better option that benefits our community. Instead, we wanted to take the opportunity to offer them to the parents who have invested their hard-earned money into these devices.

 

Who is eligible to keep their device?



 

Students entering 5th and 9th Grades and Graduating Seniors. Chromebooks reach the end of their life cycle for the district after 4 years of use. The devices typically have another 1 to 3 years' of use left in them; hence, we are offering them to the students.

 

In order to be eligible to keep the device:

  • The device is 4 years old.
  • Four years of Technology Fees have been paid.
  • Repair Fees balance is zero.
Having Chromebook Protection Insurance helps keep this at a zero balance.

 

Note: Early graduating students who are juniors are not eligible to keep their devices since device is less than 4 years old. Early graduating 7th semester students are considered to have meet the 4 year old criterion.

 

 

What’s the process to keep the Chromebook?



 

Incoming 5th and 9th Graders

During onsite Registration, the qualifying students will have the opportunity to complete a Chromebook Purchase Agreement that must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned. This form is an acknowledgment that the district will no longer be responsible for the device if you decide to keep it for personal use.

 

The older devices will be deactivated just prior to the first day of school. Once the Chromebook Purchase Agreement has been reviewed internally, the device will be reactivated. This process may take about a month and communication will go to schools notifying them of the device readiness.

 

You will need to "Powerwash" the device to reset the device and remove any restrictions on the device. Click the link below for a copy of those instructions, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO POWERWASH A CHROMEBOOK.

 

 

Graduating Seniors

During the last week of school will have the opportunity to complete a Chromebook Protection Agreement that must be signed and returned. This form is an acknowledgment that the district will no longer be responsible for the device if you decide to keep it for personal use.

 

Students who have a balance and want the device may pay all the fees in full at this time to take ownership of the device.

 

Upon receiving your device, you will want to “Powerwash” the Chromebook to reset the device and remove any restrictions on the device. Click the link below for a copy of those instructions, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO POWERWASH A CHROMEBOOK

 
Not interested in keeping your device?
Please return your device to your school. 

If I keep this device, can we use it next year instead of paying for a different device?


 

No. Unfortunately, because the device has reached the end of its life, we can’t guarantee that it will be compatible with IDOE testing software and other curriculum that is regularly used by the district. However, the device can still be used for classwork outside of school as well as personal use.

 

How long will this device be good for?


 

We estimate the Chromebooks to have approximately 2 or 3 functional years left on it depending on the condition of the device and how it’s being utilized.

 

Can I install apps on this Chromebook?


 

Absolutely. In addition to browsing the web, there are over ten thousand apps and extensions available through the Chrome Webs store. N22 Chromebooks (8th Grade) are also compatible with the Google Play (Android) store, which will be available once the device has been Powerwashed after the last day of school.  STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO POWERWASH A CHROMEBOOK