NTMS Damaged Laptop and Equipment Policy

Damaged Equipment


Occasionally, unexpected problems occur with devices that are not the fault of the user (computer crashes, operating system errors, etc.)  These issues will be resolved at no cost. 

Accidental Damage

Accidents happen.  If the student's laptop is damaged accidentally, the student must report it immediately. North Tapps will take care of the repair at no cost. If the laptop is damaged to the point where it needs to be replaced, the student will be fined $50 and issued a comparable laptop replacement. 

If the replacement laptop is damaged and cannot be repaired, another laptop will be provided. However, a fee of $100 will be applied.  For each laptop replacement thereafter, the fine will increase $50. 

Intentional Damage and Negligence

After investigation, if it is determined that the damage to a laptop or other technology equipment is the result of negligence or intent, and the laptop or equipment cannot be repaired, the student may be subject to discipline and will be fined (market value of the laptop).  If a laptop does not need to be replaced, the student may be subject to discipline, but the laptop will be repaired at no cost.

Lost Equipment

Reporting Process

If any equipment is lost, the student or parent must report it to the school immediately.  Students can tell a teacher, the Tech Coach, or the office. 

Financial Responsibility

The circumstances of each situation involving lost equipment will be investigated individually.  Students will be fined for the cost of the lost equipment.

Stolen Equipment

Reporting Process

If equipment is stolen, a police report must be filed, and a copy of the report must be provided to the office or Tech Coach by the student or parent in a timely manner (2 weeks). 

Financial Responsibility

If there is not clear evidence of theft, or the equipment was stolen due to negligence (e.g. device left in an unlocked car), the family will be responsible for the cost of replacing the device. 

Failure to report the theft to the office or Tech Coach and to follow the proper filing procedure may result in the family being responsible for the cost of the device. 

After investigation, if the device is determined to be stolen, the district will cover the cost and the student will be issued a replacement.

                                                                                                                                                DSD Board Approved 5/29/18

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