In the first few weeks of the fall of the 2023-2024 school year, all students in grades 4-12 will be assigned (re-assigned) a Google Chromebook computer for use in school and at home. Depending on the model and features (touch vs non-touchscreen) the Chromebook computer has an approximate value of $275. The device is the property of Piqua City Schools. Just as with textbooks and other school-owned property assigned to students, parents and students will be held responsible for vandalism, theft, loss, and/or excessive damage to the device that is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Piqua City Schools is offering an optional insurance option to help parents with this risk.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING THE CHROMEBOOK'S Optional INSURANCE PURCHASE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS:
OPTION 1: Parents assume complete financial responsibility for the repair and/or replacement cost of the device (Max value of $275) in the event that the device is accidentally or intentionally damaged, lost, or stolen. Parents must decide whether to seek or continue purchasing 3rd party Chromebook insurance coverage for these excluded items.
OPTION 2: Parents may elect to purchase an additional accidental damage insurance policy through the schools or another insurance vendor of their choice. The recommended coverage protects against liquid submersion, theft, vandalism, fire, flood, and natural disasters.
Piqua families who would like to purchase policies may do so below. The insurance policy covers drops, spills, cracked screens, liquid submersion, fire, flood, natural disaster, power surge, theft, and vandalism. By purchasing the insurance parents can avoid being charged the full Chromebook replacement fee of $275 in almost any case except if a device is lost.
The cost of the insurance policy for the 2023-24 SY is $26.00/device per student-issued Chromebook.