Student Chromebook Protection Plan - Optional Insurance - $25

Students in grades 6-8 will be issued a student Chromebook.  Each family will have the option to purchase a Sylvan District Board of Trustees approved Protection Plan for $25 from the school office.  The Protection Plan can only be purchased within 3 weeks of receiving the district-issued Chromebook.  
 
Introduction
Care of all instructional materials, including Chromebooks, distributed by Sylvan Union School District is the responsibility of the student to which they are assigned and the parent/guardian. This includes costs associated with damages and loss or theft (California Education Code 48904). The purpose of this policy is to protect families from accumulating debt due to accidental damage or theft (see definitions below) of school-issued devices. 
 
Policy Term
  • Policies run from the beginning of the school year to the end of the school year based on the board adopted student attendance calendar.
  • Policies purchased at any time between those dates will terminate at the end of the school year.
  • Students who are issued devices at the beginning of the regular school year may purchase insurance until the end of the 3rd week of school based on the board adopted calendar without having the device inspected. 
  • If devices are not issued during the first 2 weeks of school, a grace period may be extended at the discretion of the site administration for up to 3 weeks after device distribution.
  • If new students enroll after the initial purchase window has closed, families will have 3 weeks to purchase insurance. 
Cost
Coverage cost - $25 per term (see above). Policies purchased mid-year will not be prorated.
 
Refunds
There will be no refunds. If a student drops from the school, and then returns later in the school year, the policy will still be in effect until the expiration date of the original policy.
 
Families with $25 Insurance are covered for the following parts and repairs:
  • Accidental damage, drop, liquid spills, and submersion.
  • Theft, burglary, robbery (requires official police report)
  • Vandalism (requires official police report or school administrator incident report)
  • Fire, flood, natural disaster
  • Power surge
  • Mechanical failure or defect
  • Students are provided with a loaner until repaired or replaced.
Families with NO Insurance will pay for parts and labor (approximate prices listed below):
  • Theft, lost, misplaced device: $220
  • Screen repair: $100
  • Motherboard: $175
  • Hinge: $60
  • Cover Lid: $40
  • Camera: $30
  • Touchpad/Palm rest: $30
  • Keyboard: $10/key or $50
  • Power charger: $35
  • Miscellaneous internal or external parts damaged due to water damage/vandalism/etc: $15-$175 each plus labor
  • Students are provided with a loaner until repaired or replaced.
Deductibles
  • First covered repair- $0 deductible
  • Second covered repair- $0 deductible
  • Third covered repair - $25 deductible
  • Fourth covered repair- $35 deductible
  • After 4 repairs/replacements the policy is void for the remainder of the term and parent/guardian is responsible to pay for all damage to the device.
Your duties in the event of loss or damage
  1. Report the loss or damage to your school site Library Media Specialists within 7 days.
  2. Notify the local police if the loss is due to theft, burglary, robbery or vandalism. You must then provide the official police report to the school/district staff.
Settlement Options
Sylvan Union School District will pay for the cost of repair of the insured device to include parts and labor, minus any applicable deductible. If the device cannot be repaired, an equivalent replacement of Sylvan Union School District choosing will be provided. If a replacement device is provided, this coverage will transfer to the replacement device for the duration of the policy. While a student’s device is being repaired the student will be issued a loaner device of Sylvan Union School District choosing. The policy will cover the loaner device until the student’s original device is returned or a permanent replacement device is issued.
 
Fraud, Concealment, and Misrepresentation

Coverage may be denied if the student willfully defrauds, conceals, and/or misrepresents any material information about the cause of damage or loss of the device.

Detail of Coverage
  • Accidental damage, drop, liquid spills, and submersion
  • Theft, burglary, robbery (requires official police report)
  • Vandalism (requires official police report or school administrator incident report)
  • Fire, flood, natural disaster
  • Power surge
  • Mechanical failure or defect
Detail of Exclusions of Coverage
  • Dishonest and/or intentional acts, vandalism
  • Tampering with or unauthorized attempts to repair the device.
  • Unexplained loss or mysterious disappearance
  • Loss or damage to accessories, software and data
  • Corrosion and rust
  • Cosmetic damage
  • Government seizure
Policy Portability
If a student transfers to another Sylvan Union School District site during the policy term, the coverage will transfer to the new site and remain in effect until the end of the term. If a student transfers to a site outside of Sylvan Union School District the coverage does not transfer to the new district/school and the device must be returned to Sylvan Union School District. However, if the student transfers back to a Sylvan Union School District site before the end of the term, the coverage will remain in effect until the end of the term.