1:1 COMPUTER INITIATIVE

VINTON-SHELLSBURG MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 6-12) have the option of a district provided MacBook Air laptop computer 24/7 during the school year.

Beginning in 2021-2022, the 1:1 computer initiative is expanding to our middle school students. This means the district offers 24/7 computer access for each student, grades 6-12.  Whether students in these grades take a computer home or it stays at school is the family’s decision. If a student wants to be assigned a specific computer, they may choose to either join a Computer Co-Op ($25 for the year), an insurance option ($79 for the year), OR fulfill 10 hours of community service. 

 

OPTIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY FEES

$0

No assigned computer, no computer comes home. Students are responsible for backing up their own date to the cloud or on a flash drive when using computers during class at the school.

10 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE (STRIKES APPLY)

Use the community service form below to record hours. Hours must be completed and turned in before September 1.

STRIKE SYSTEM:

  • STRIKE 1: $75
  • STRIKE 2: $150
  • STRIKE 3: Full Cost

 

Malicious damage is full cost with no strike options.

$25 (STRIKES APPLY)

STRIKE SYSTEM:

  • STRIKE 1: $75
  • STRIKE 2: $150
  • STRIKE 3: Full Cost

 

Malicious damage is full cost with no strike options.

$79 (NO STRIKES)

No additional fees beyond the $79 payment for anything that is covered. VSCSD maintains a master list and submits all devices for repair or replacement.

It is anticipated that students will have the same computer each year. Multiple computer roll-out events are scheduled just prior to the start of school as part of the registration process. It allows students to receive their laptops for the year and an opportunity to go through the fees and options for checkout and give reminders for expectations on usage and care. Both a parent/guardian and the student must attend a session though they may choose different sessions (for example, a student may attend an afternoon session while the parent attends in the evening). Students who do not participate in the computer co-op, insurance, or community service hours options will not be allowed to take a computer home. Students opting out will be responsible for backing up their own data in the cloud or on a flash drive. At the end of each school year, students are required to check the machines back in to the school for summer cleaning and refreshing.

Use the buttons below for details on fees and event dates and to download the form for recording community service hours.