Chromebook/MiFi Insurance

Hughson Unified School District

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK & MIFI PROTECTION PLAN

INTRODUCTION

Care of all instructional materials, including Chromebooks & Mifi, distributed by Hughson Unified School District (HUSD) is the responsibility of the student to which they are assigned and his/her parent/guardian. This includes costs associated with damages and loss or theft (California Education Code 48904). The purpose of this policy is to protect HUSD families from accumulating debt due to accidental damage or theft (see definitions below) of school-issued Chromebook and Mifi.


POLICY TERM

  • Policies run from July 1 to the end of the school year based on the board adopted school year calendar.

  • Policies purchased at any time between those dates will terminate at the end of the school year based on the board adopted school year calendar.

  • 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. After the end of the 3rd week of school the device and charger must be inspected by site library staff before coverage can be purchased. If devices are not issued during the first 2 weeks of school the grace period may be extended at the discretion of site administration for up to 3 weeks after device distribution.

  • Devices and chargers not returned at the end of the school year, based on the board adopted school year calendar, will cease to be covered and the parent/guardian will be responsible for any needed repairs/replacements.


COST

Coverage costs $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.


Deductibles (per term)

  • First covered repair- $0 deductible

  • Second covered repair- $20 deductible

  • Third covered repair - $40 deductible

  • Fourth covered repair - $60 deductible

  • After 4 repairs/replacements the deductible will be $60 for the remainder of the term for each repair/replacement.


YOUR DUTIES IN THE EVENT OF LOSS OR DAMAGE

  1. Report the loss or damage to the library staff within 30 days. In the event that school is not in session, you must notify the site librarian via email or US mail.

  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 site librarian.


Hughson High School Shari Short sshort@hughsonschools.org

Ross Middle School Stefani Sanchez ssanchez@hughsonschools.org

Fox Road Elementary School Rene Soares rsoares@hughsonschools.org

Hughson Elementary School Misty Hernandez hernandez@hughsonschools.org


SETTLEMENT OPTIONS

HUSD will pay for the cost of repair of the insured device to include parts and labor. If the device cannot be repaired, an equivalent replacement of HUSD’s 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 HUSD’s 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, drops, 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

  • Corrosion and rust

  • Cosmetic damage

  • Dishonest and/or intentional acts

  • Unexplained loss or mysterious disappearance

  • Government seizure

  • Loss or damage to accessories, software and data

  • Tampering with or unauthorized attempts to repair device.


POLICY PORTABILITY

If a student transfers to another HUSD 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 HUSD the coverage does not transfer to the new district/school and device must be returned to the site librarian. However, if the student transfers back to a HUSD site before the end of the term, the coverage will remain in effect until the end of the term.


WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T GET INSURANCE?

If the parent/guardian chooses not to purchase insurance, all charges for repairs/replacements are the responsibility of the parent/guardian (California Education Code 48904).  See below for a list of estimated costs.


Estimated costs for repairs when a device is not insured:

  • Chromebook full replacement - $275.00

  • Chromebook screen replacement - $100.00

  • Chromebook keyboard/touchpad replacement - $60.00

  • Chromebook charger/power cord - $35.00

  • MiFi Hotspot replacement - $80.00

  • MiFi Hotspot charger/power cord - $15.00

  • Additional damage will be evaluated and charged according to the cost to repairs.



Revised July 29, 2019


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