The Cost of Technology

  • While we realize that accidental damage does occur, we encourage teachers and staff to be vigilant for malicious behavior. Actively monitor student use and assess the laptop/desktop after every use. This can be accomplished in less then 1-2 minutes. Please report negligent or malicious behavior and submit a work order IMMEDIATELY if there is an issue.  Students and staff are strongly encouraged to use District-issued technology responsibly and wisely.
  • The cost for damages to student laptops exceeding normal wear and tear will be charged directly to the building/department. Repeated damages to the same cart/cabinet will result in the removal of devices from use. Damages & repairs will be tracked by the Technology Department within the new Web Helpdesk Asset Manager.
  • Acer will no longer repair laptops damaged due to liquid spills. Please keep all liquids away from District-issued technology!
  • This year we have had a rash of incidences where the pins in the Dell 3340/3350 laptop ethernet ports have been bent or broken. This severely inhibits our department’s ability to image the laptops during the summer. We believe that the damage is not intentional or malicious, but results from the close proximity of the power port to the ethernet port on the laptops. (They are right next to each other). We believe that students are inadvertently plugging the laptop power chord into the ethernet port, thereby damaging the wires. Please make students aware of this problem and have them look carefully when they plug the power chords into the laptops.