Posted Tuesday, February 3, 2015
At the Loveland City School District, providing classroom access to tools and resources that exponentially expand the learning potential of each and every individual student is a top priority. When it comes to the use of electronic devices in the teaching and learning process, it is no longer a commodity but a necessity – and must be embedded into classroom instruction.
As your director of technology, I am excited to expand on Superintendent Chad Hilliker’s State of the Schools announcement about the Tiger One-to-World initiative – encompassing a newly developed lease-to-own proposal intended to place Chromebooks in the hands of each high school student. Once established, this cost-neutral, one-to-one learning environment will allow teachers to create and implement an individualized and differentiated classroom.
As proposed, students would be provided two options for access to an electronic device at school:
1. Participate in a lease-to-own program through Loveland – Lease a Chromebook from the school district at a rate of $100 per year, and after three years of leasing, the Chromebook would then be owned by the student. Loveland will provide support and maintenance of the device, while also providing loaner devices if maintenance on the device is required.
2. Bring your own device – Acceptable student devices in this regard include student-owned Chromebooks or laptops. A tablet with a keyboard will be accepted but is not recommended. Due to their overall functional limitations, smartphones are not considered to be acceptable devices any longer.
Your opinion matters
We want to better understand your interest level, thoughts and concerns about the lease-to-own proposal. Click here to access a short survey.
For more information regarding this plan, including leasing specifics, details on the Chromebook device, as well as general questions on bring your own device specifications, click here to access our list of frequently asked questions.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly (email@example.com or 683-5600) with any questions or concerns.
In Preparing our Students for Tomorrow,
Director of Technology