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Technology Incentive Program (TIP)

Derby Public Schools is proud to offer progressive opportunities to students in regards to technology. One-to-one devices are offered to all secondary students in the district. In addition to new devices, Derby Public Schools is happy to share that a Technology Incentive Program (TIP) is available to middle school and high school families. Students are automatically a part of TIP.

The Derby School District continues to lead the way on technology integration into the learning process for our students, parents and staff. The benefits of integrating technology seamlessly into the learning process are undeniable, but the cost can be a challenge in these times of budget cuts and competing spending priorities. The goals of this proposal are to reduce the total cost of our technology initiatives for students and to provide opportunities for better digital citizenship for our stakeholders.

TIP includes components and incentives for all stakeholders in our one-to-one student device policy, including parents/guardians, students and the district.

Device Insurance

Enrollment for current students ends September 15, 2020

To help ensure good standing in the Technology Incentive Program, very low-cost insurance through Trinity3 is available to purchase for all students through August 19, 2020. If a device is damaged and it is not protected by a warranty, families can pay for the repair to stay in good standing as well. If a device is damaged more than twice in a school year, a warranty will be required.

  • For new students that have had a device issued to them in the last 30 days, contact Tara Johnson with Trinity3 at tjohnson@trinity3.com for instructions on purchasing the low-cost warranty.

 

ALL DISTRICT LENOVO CHROMEBOOKS PURCHASED DURING THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE COVERED UNDER A 3 YEAR WARRANTY/INSURANCE PLAN, ENDING IN THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR. STUDENTS RECEIVING LENOVOS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE INSURANCE UNTIL THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR.

 

 

Benefits

 

 Benefits to Students:

  • Using the same device from year to year encourages pride in ownership and better care of devices.
  • Ownership: TIP provides a pathway to permanently own their well-maintained, district-issued devices.
  • Summer take-home incentive: allows students to take their district issued devices home over the summer to participate in summer programs and optional curriculum.

 

Benefits to District:

  • This program brings benefits to the district including decreased costs to buy, manage and support the devices provided to our students.

 

Eligibility

Grade Level - Only certain grade levels and devices are eligible.

  • Fall 2020 - 9th and 10th graders who have had their Dell devices for 3 years. Loaner devices will not be eligible for gifting.
  • Spring 2021 - 9th and 12th graders who have had their ASUS Chromebooks for 3 years. Loaner devices will not be eligible for gifting.

Good Standing - To remain in TIP, students need to be in good standing. This means no loss or damage where the district incurs a cost to repair or replace the device and appropriate use.

  • If a student damages a device, and there is no insurance, families can pay for the repair for the student to stay in good standing.
  • Families can purchase insurance through Trinity3. Carrying the insurance guarantees good standing for those years covered by Trinity3 insurance.

 

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