Accidental Damage or Loss Protection
As part of the 1:1 Initiative, the Grand Island Central School District is suggesting the purchase of accidental damage insurance. Grand Island Central School District will be the sole provider of this insurance. Under this insurance policy, the devices are protected against accidental damage or loss due to an act of nature. The Grand Island Central School District will require that a police report be submitted in cases of theft. Fraudulent reporting of theft will be turned over to the police. A student making a false report may also be subject to disciplinary action as outlined by the school discipline code.
This insurance policy does not cover loss of the device and/or its accessories, cosmetic damage, or damage caused by intentional misuse and/or abuse. GICSD will assess the device damage and repair or replace the device if the damage is determined to be accidental and within the protection guidelines.
Parents who choose not to purchase the insurance will be charged for the cost of the repair or replacement of the device. To repair a broken screen can cost approximately $100.
Parents/Students will be charged the full replacement cost ($300) of a device that has been damaged beyond repair due to intentional misuse, abuse or lost.
How it Works:
The insurance cost is $15.00 annually for each device. Each claim covered by insurance will be assessed an incremental deductible within the current school year. The first claim deductible will be $20.00 with the deductible increasing by $20.00 each time a claim is made within the current school year. If a student withdraws from Grand Island Central Schools and then re-enrolls later in the current school year, the coverage purchased at the student’s initial registration will be reinstated along with the number of claims made prior to withdrawal. The annual premium is non-refundable.
Insurance will cover the repair of any accidental damage to your child’s device. For example, if a student accidentally drops their device and the screen is cracked, a new screen will be installed with the parent paying the $20 deductible (for a first time insurance claim). Insurance DOES NOT cover the replacement of a lost, stolen or intentionally damaged device.
Lost, Stolen or Intentionally Damaged Device
A Chromebook or any of it’s accessories that are lost (whereabouts unknown) or intentionally damaged is the responsibility of the student and parent involved in the loss of property. The replacement costs are listed below:
- Replacement Chromebook - $300
- Case - $25
- AC Adapter & power cord - $75
*Parent, legal guardian or student over the age of 18 is responsible for paying any fees for an intentionally damaged, lost or stolen Chromebook.