1:1 Computing Initiative Provides Equitable Access to Technology
Battle Ground Public Schools is launching a "one to one" computing initiative, and has selected seventh graders at three middle schools (Amboy, Pleasant Valley, and Tukes Valley) as a pilot group. Each seventh grader will be assigned a Chromebook to use not only during the school day, but also to take home until the end of the school year. Students will be responsible for their device just as they would be for a textbook, and the computer will be theirs to use for as long as they attend a school within the Battle Ground district, excepting summers.
The program ensures equitable access to technology among students and is more cost effective than providing carts of Chromebooks in each classroom. It enhances the learning experience by allowing students to complete tasks at home and share their work with family members.
To participate in the 1:1 Computing Initiative, please print and fill out the two forms below and return them to your school office.
Students will receive a chromebook to use at school and at home as a means to promote achievement and provide for flexible learning opportunities. Students are expected to use district technology responsibly and they must understand the appropriate and responsible use of the technology and district network resources. The district also expects that students will keep their devices safe, secure, and in good working order. This agreement includes the following specific expectations.
The Chromebook Assurance Fee Program is optional and provides an inexpensive solution for lessening the financial burden if an accident or theft occurs. Families may opt out of the Chromebook Assurance Program, but will be fully responsible for any associated cost for damage or theft.
The Chromebook Assurance Program covers the life of the device at the following rates:
|| First Device
|| Additional Devices per family
| Full Price
|| $10 per additional device
| Reduced Lunch*
|| $8 per additional device
| Free Lunch*
|| $6 per additional device
*Rates for families that qualify for free or reduced meal benefits
If you have any questions about the 1:1 Computing Initiative, please contact Technology Director Scott McDaniel at (360) 885-5350.