Chromebook software is delivered via the Chrome Web Store. These are web-based applications that do not require installation space on the hard drive. Some applications, such as Google Drive, are available for offline use. The software originally installed on the Chromebook must remain on the Chromebook in usable condition and easily accessible at all times. All Chromebooks are supplied with the latest build of the Chrome operating system, and many other applications useful in an educational environment. The Chrome O/S will automatically install updates every time the computer is restarted. From time to time the school may add software applications for use in a particular course. This process will be automatic with virtually no impact on the student. Applications that are no longer needed will be removed by the school as well.
Virus protection is unnecessary on the Chromebook due to the unique nature of its design.
Students are unable to install additional software on the Chromebook other than what has been approved by Healdton Public Schools.
Students may be selected at random to provide their Chromebook for inspection. The purpose for inspection is to check for proper care and maintenance as well as inappropriate material being carried into the school.
Lost, Stolen Or Intentionally Damaged Device and Accessories:
A Chromebook or any of its accessories that are lost (whereabouts unknown) or damaged is the responsibility of the student and parent involved in the loss of property. The replacement costs are listed below. The user will not be given another device or accessory to use until the replacement cost of the lost/damaged device or accessory is paid to the school.
- Chromebook Replacement $299.00
- A/C Adapter & Power Cord $40.00 Failure of the parent, legal guardian to pay any fees from an intentionally damaged, lost or stolen Chromebook will be turned over to a collection agency.