Your computer is an important learning instrument and is primarily for educational purposes. In order to take your computer home each day, you must be willing to accept the following responsibilities:
When using the computer at home, at school and anywhere else I may take it, I will follow these policies and rules and abide by all local, state and federal laws.
I will treat the computer with care by not dropping it, getting it wet, leaving it outdoors, using it with food or drink nearby, or using it in horseplay.
I will not loan the computer to anyone, not even my friends or siblings; it will stay in my possession at all times.
I will use my computer in safe locations as agreed to by my parents.
I will not give personal information when using the computer.
I will not use the computer to spread rumors or create conflict with other students.
I will bring the computer to school fully charged every day.
If I forget my computer, I will be allowed to call home for someone to bring it to school.
If I do not have my computer in class, I may be required to complete an alternate assignment if the computer is being used in class. I will still be responsible for completing the missed computer assignment.
I agree that any electronic communication should be used only for appropriate, legitimate and responsible communication.
I will keep all accounts and passwords assigned to me secure, and will not share these with any other students.
I will not attempt to clean or repair the computer.
I will return the computer when requested or upon my withdrawal from Piedmont Public Schools.
I understand that if I violate any of these rules, I may lose the privilege to use the computer at home or even at school.
I will return the computer in good condition and repair when requested or upon my withdrawal from Piedmont Public Schools.
If I, through negligence, allow damage to my computer, the following punishments will be enforced:
1st Offense: I will not be allowed to take the computer home for a period of two weeks, which would include two full weekends and I will pay a fine of $25.00.
2nd Offense: I will not be allowed to take the computer home for a period of nine weeks, and I will pay a fine of $50.00.
3rd Offense: I will not be allowed to take the computer home for a period of one calendar year and I will pay a fine of $75.00.
4th Offense: I will not be allowed to take the computer home for the remainder of their enrollment at Piedmont Public Schools, but will be allowed to use the computer at school.