One to One Device Agreement
Red Bank Borough Public Schools 1:1 Device Program
Technology Device Usage Agreement
Red Bank Borough Public Schools seeks to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to interact in an increasingly interconnected world responsibly. Therefore, when possible, we support a 1:1 program that pairs a student with a computing device that best suits their needs to create a dynamic educational experience.
The purpose of the 1:1 program is to enhance the learning environment by expanding the opportunity for a value-added approach to globalization of the curriculum, blended learning experiences, and the creation, collaboration, and publication of online learning content.
The goals of our 1:1 program are to:
- create and support equitable opportunities for student learning through technology, using the device as a classroom extension.
- promote self-directed, collaborative, and increased learning opportunities for students.
- increase student and parent learning engagement by building capacity for students and educators to share best practices and experiences locally in their learning community and globally with other learning communities.
- ensure all students develop essential skills and acquire critical knowledge needed for a successful future to be college and career ready.
- facilitate educator learning to individualize and differentiate instruction to ensure all students are provided with opportunities to succeed in their learning.
School Day Preparation
Students will bring the device to school every day.
The device provided is essential to accessing academic resources prepared by staff in our schools. If a student forgets the device, they will be unable to participate in classroom activities fully. In the event a device is left at home, a loaner device is not available.
Students will charge the device every night.
The device should be charged in a secure and safe location to protect it from accidental damage so that the student can begin each day with a full battery. Devices take, on average, 3 hours to fully charge.
Students will keep their devices over summer break.
Students in good disciplinary standing will keep their device over the summer. Students are expected to ensure the device is functioning before the new school year. Summer help desk hours for device repair will be posted on the website. All expectations in this agreement hold true for summer use. Students who do not wish to keep the device during the summer must inform their school’s main office before dismissal for the year.
Students will not leave the device unattended.
When not in the student’s possession, the device should be in a secure, locked environment. Unattended devices found at school will be collected and stored in the school’s main office. Students should not lend their device to another person. Each device is assigned to an individual, and the responsibility for the care of the device rests solely with that individual. If a secure location is not available, the student should ask their teacher for guidance on where to keep the device temporarily. The device should not be left in the student’s locker overnight. Students must report loss or theft of the device to their parents/guardians, their teacher, and proper authorities within 24 hours. A device is considered lost if the student is unable to locate it for three consecutive days.
Students will take care when transporting the device.
The district has provided a protective case with each device. Carefully transport the device to school every day in the district provided case. Never remove the device from the case. Avoid placing weight, such as textbooks, on the device. Do not sit on the device. Never throw or slide a device. Never expose a device to temperature extremes or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Always store your device indoors. Do not leave a device in a vehicle overnight.
Students will be mindful of where they use the device.
Students should only use the device in appropriate locations free from food, liquid, and debris. Spilling any sort of food or drink on the device could permanently damage it. The device should only be used on a flat surface to reduce the chance of the device falling. Pets and young children should be kept away from the device to prevent damage. Care should be taken to always have the device in an environment where it can be operated safely. The device should not be placed on top of soft items like pillows or blankets which may block airflow and cause the device to overheat. Do not use the device near a pool, on the beach, or any location where the device can be easily damaged. Always leave the district provided case on the device.
Students will protect the device.
If the device has a lid or closes, students will close the device carefully, ensuring there is nothing that would stop the device from closing correctly, such as pens or papers. The student should not slam or push on the lid, or set objects/books on top of the device. Screen damage is the most common type of damage and can be avoided with proper care. It is the student’s responsibility under this agreement to avoid such damage. Never throw a book bag that contains any electronic device. Never place a device in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects. Avoid using any sharp object on the device. The device screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking. Never place heavy objects on top of the device and never drop the device.
Students will keep the device clean.
The device can be cleaned with a soft, slightly water-dampened, lint-free cloth. Avoid applying liquids to the device. Avoid getting moisture in the openings. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the device. Proper and regular cleaning should occur to limit the spread of infectious disease. The device should not be modified in any way, including external markings such as using pens, markers, stickers, glitter, marring the surface, picking, removing, or rearranging the keys. Students will not attempt to remove asset or identification names on the device.
Students will notify their teacher immediately if the device is in need of repair.
Students will report all problems and damage immediately to their teacher. Students will not attempt to repair or alter the device. If any repairs need to be made, the teacher will schedule a repair or replacement by putting in a ticket with the technology department. The device will be evaluated by district personnel. Unauthorized repairs to the device can invalidate its warranty and may result in a fee issued to the student.
Students will have the device ready for inspection or surrender.
Any Red Bank Board of Education staff member can request the device for inspection at any time. Students understand that the device and its contents can be monitored by District staff to ensure that it is being used in accordance with District policy. The device is the property of the Red Bank Borough Public School District and as a result may be seized and reviewed at any time. The student should have no expectation of privacy of materials found on a device. Students exiting the district through transfer or graduation must return the device immediately upon withdrawal.
Students will adhere to District policy.
The device and related peripherals are the property of the Red Bank Borough Public School District and are governed by the Red Bank Borough Board of Education Acceptable Use of Computer Networks / Computers and Resources, policy 2361 and other related policies.
Students will abide by all copyright laws.
Copyrighted material is protected by law. Any use of copyrighted material should be appropriately cited in any school work. Please check with a teacher if you have any questions about using copyrighted material or how to give credit for use of any copyrighted material.
Students will use the device for educational purposes.
All devices must be used in support of the district or affiliate partner’s educational initiatives. This access may be revoked at any time for abusive or inappropriate conduct related to the use of the device. Failure to comply with district policies or the guidelines stated in this document for care and use of the device may result in the loss of privilege to take the device home or use of the device. Attempting to bypass the filtering or security software in place is prohibited. All students will use appropriate and respectful language in all communications including but not limited to email, chat, and postings via digital platforms.
Students will keep their information private.
Passwords, sign in badges, and login information should not be shared with anyone or physically recorded on or near the device. Material accessed and created using the students credentials are the responsibility of the student. Students will not give out personal information, such as name, address, photo, or other identifying information on the Internet. Students should not share files except for school related projects or assignments.
Students will not use aliases.
Students will identify themselves appropriately when interacting with Red Bank Borough Public Schools staff using online communication. Students will not use or attempt to use accounts or subscriptions, logins, files, or personal information that is not their own.
Students will respect the privacy of others.
The student will use the camera and microphone for approved use only. The device comes equipped with audio and video recording capabilities through a built-in microphone and camera. All electronic recordings created with the device must comply with school policies and State and Federal laws. Electronic recordings obtained with the device may not be shared, published, or broadcasted for any reason by the student without permission. State and Federal laws prohibit secret or surreptitious recording undertaken without the knowledge and consent of the person or persons being recorded. Violations of State and Federal recording laws may be reported to the proper authorities and may result in criminal prosecution.
Repair and Replacement Costs
If the device or component, such as a charger or case, is lost or stolen, a replacement fee will be assessed for a complete package replacement. For purposes of this agreement, "lost" refers to any district-issued, student-assigned device or component that cannot be located upon a diligent search for a reasonable period, not to exceed three school days. Parent notification will occur after each offense. Damage determined to be malicious or intentional may result in disciplinary action. Fees for general wear and tear on frequently handled components such as the case and the charger will be waived if the original is turned in for replacement. All prices on the price sheet are subject to change.
- Lost, Stolen, or Totaled Device - up to $350
- Motherboard Replacement - $150
- Keyboard, Trackpad, or Screen Replacement - $100
- Camera or Lens, Bezel, Rubber Feet Replacement - $75
- Replacement Charger - $35
- Replacement Case - $15
- Replacement Labels, Barcodes, and Tags - $5
- Replacement Earbuds - $2
Update August, 2023