In 2008, the EVSC outlined five core focus areas in its Strategic Plan for the district. One of those five core focus areas was technology. To ensure all students have the same access to technology and the tools they will need for living and working in the 21st century global community, the EVSC implemented its one-to-one initiative, allowing all high school and middle school students to have an individual, take-home netbook computer.
Fourth Year of Initiative
The EVSC is now in its fourth year of the one-to-one laptop initiative at the high school level and first year at the middle grades level, providing a netbook to all students in grades 6 through 12.
Through the Indiana Department of Education, laptop computers are considered as textbooks (a learning tool). The process and protocols that are already in place for textbooks is also utilized for netbooks. This includes bar-coding, inventory, distribution, and repair/replacement. Once the textbooks and netbooks are in the student’s possession, they are responsible for the care of both.
The purpose of the laptop initiative is to ignite a passion for learning, inspiring all students to become self-motivated, enthusiastic participants in their education. Our goal is for all students, regardless of income or family background, to have access to a laptop computer for use at both school and home. We believe that individual ownership will help promote concepts of self-motivation and enthusiastic participation by providing all with access to a powerful technological tool to enhance learning. -secondary education and careers. Since computer use is required in nearly all post-secondary programs and professions, a natural and constant access in high school will better prepare students for this inevitable future. Netbook distribution will take place at the school level and on each individual school’s schedule after the start
Students will be responsible for the care of the netbook and for attention to the Digital Citizenship classes and information they are given to ensure that it is not damaged and the netbook is used in a responsible manner. If damage or other problems with the netbook occur, the student should report the problem to the school building support technician who will assess the damage and initiate a repair ticket. Parents and students must read the “Responsible Use of Technology” located in the School Rules in the back of the 2012-13 Parent Guide & Calendar.
Accidental Damage Coverage
All of the EVSC’s DELL netbooks include accidental damage and extended warranty coverage beginning the 2012-13 school year. Parents will not be billed for repair costs due to accidental spills or drops. Because the coverage does not include lost or stolen netbooks, parents should consider insuring their student’s netbook for loss or theft.
Insurance options may be available through an individual homeowner policy or other insurance companies. One option available for students, faculty and staff, is Student Insurance Partners. This company provides laptop/tablet insurance which covers replacement cost and protects the laptop worldwide. Students/parents are responsible for completing and submitting the optional insurance application and submitting a claim to the insurance company if needed. An application link appears below. The netbook specification information is posted below with needed claim information.
For additional information, contact Blake Barth at 405-269-4378 or visit the website at www.studentinsurancepartners.com.
Call 812-435-8461 or Email [email protected]
- Have a question? Look at these FAQs first (PDF 61.01 KB)
- Where do I find the Serial Number? (PDF 107.77 KB)
- Students are expected to adhere to and be familiar with the standards of care (PDF 28.83 KB)
- OPTIONAL Netbook Insurance Application (PDF 158.94 KB)
- Direct Link to 2013 eRevolution Conference Information (Link)