Technology Policies

Future School Chromebook Agreement

Students at Future School will be issued Google Chromebooks for use in school and at home. This document provides students and their parents/guardians with information about taking care of the equipment, using it to complete assignments, and being a good digital citizen.

Students and their parents/guardians are reminded that use of technology is a privilege and not a right and that everything done on any device, network, or electronic communication device may be monitored by the school authorities. Inappropriate use of the technology can result in limited or banned computer use, disciplinary consequences, removal from courses, loss of credit, receiving a failing grade, and/or legal action.

Students and their parents/guardians are responsible for reviewing the Chromebook Agreement.

Ownership of the Chromebook

Future School retains sole right of possession of the Chromebook. The Chromebooks are LOANED to the students for educational purposes for the academic year. Moreover, Future School staff and faculty retain the right to collect and/or inspect Chromebooks at any time, including via electronic remote access and to alter, add, delete installed software or hardware.

Responsibility for the Chromebook

Students are solely responsible for the Chromebooks issued to them and must adhere to the following:

  • Students must comply with the Chromebook Agreement, Acceptable Use Policy, and all policies of the school when using their Chromebooks.
  • Students must bring their Chromebooks to school every day and make sure it is fully charged. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. Note: A fully charged Chromebook should last 6.5 hours charged.
  • Students must treat their device with care and never leave it in an unsecured location.
  • Students must keep their device in a protective case when traveling.
  • Students must promptly report any problems with their Chromebook to tech support.
  • Students may NOT remove or interfere with the serial number and other identification.
  • Students may not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the Chromebook, including the keys, screen cover or plastic casing. may not attempt to install or run any operating system on the Chromebook other than the Chrome OS operating system supported by the school.
  • Students must keep their device clean and must not touch the screen with anything (e.g., your finger, pen, pencil, etc.) other than approved computer screen cleaners.
Responsibility for Electronic Data

The students are solely responsible for any apps or extensions on their Chromebook that are not installed by a member of the school staff. Students are responsible for backing up their data to protect from loss. Users of school technology have no rights, ownership, or expectations of privacy to any data that is, or was, stored on the Chromebook, school network, or any school-issued applications and are given no guarantees that data will be retained or destroyed.

Copyright and File Sharing

Students are required to follow all copyright laws around all media including text, images, programs, music, and video. Downloading, sharing, and posting online illegally obtained media is against the Acceptable Use Policy.

Spare Equipment and Lending

If a student’s Chromebook is inoperable, the school has a limited number of spare devices for use while the student’s Chromebook is repaired or replaced. This agreement remains in effect for loaner computers. The student may not OPT to keep an inoperable Chromebook to avoid doing class work due to loss or damage. If a student does not bring his/her Chromebook to school, the student may be required to borrow a device from the school based on the direction from his/her teacher. Disciplinary action may result for failure to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school.

Warranty and Insurance

Students will be required to obtain an insurance policy for assigned Chromebooks. Policies can be purchased for $25, or can be acquired through X number of hours of community service as approved by the front office. Through this policy, the school will repair damaged equipment resulting from normal use. All other breakages or defacement, however, will be the responsibility of the student to pay for. The school will make its best attempt to purchase replacement parts at the best possible price. Loss or theft of the device is also the student’s responsibility and will result in the student being charged the full $300 replacement cost to purchase a new device.

Replacement/Repair Costs

The following are estimated costs of Chromebook parts and replacements:

  • Replacement – $300.00
  • Screen – $90.00
  • Keyboard/touchpad – $52.00
  • Case – $25
General Rules

If there is a repeated occurrence of a Chromebook not being usable for the school day, i.e. not being charged, then the administration reserves the right to make the student a day user for a length of time to be determined by the administration.

Digital Citizenship

Students must follow the six conditions of being a good digital citizen:

  • RESPECT YOURSELF. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online. I will consider what personal information about life, experience, experimentation or relationships I post. I will NOT be obscene. I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist, or inappropriate.
  • PROTECT YOURSELF. I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.
  • RESPECT OTHERS. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, bully, harass or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not bother other people’s private spaces or areas.
  • PROTECT OTHERS. I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; I will moderate unacceptable materials and conversations.
  • RESPECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. I will request permission to use resources. I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.
  • PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase, license, and register all software. I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses. I will act with integrity.
Consequences for Violations of the Student Chromebook & Acceptable Use Policy:

Violations of these policies may result in one of the following but not limited to these disciplinary actions:

  • Restitution (money paid in compensation for theft, loss, or damage)
  • Student/Parent Conference
  • Removal of Unauthorized Files and Folders
  • Restriction of The Internet Privileges*
  • Restriction of District-Issued Chromebook Use Privileges**
  • Suspension
  • Court Referral/Criminal Charges
  • Alternative School Placement
  • Expulsion

If a violation of the Student Chromebook & Internet Acceptable Use violates other rules of the student handbook, consequences appropriate for violations of those rules may also be imposed.

* If a student’s Internet privileges are restricted, this means that for the period of the restriction, the student may only access Internet while at school and under teacher supervision.

**If a student’s District-Issued Chromebook privileges are restricted, this means that for the period of the restriction, the student may only use his/her Chromebook while at school and under teacher supervision.