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Instructional Technology Group

Technology Staff

14 days ago

Michael Garofano, Director of Technology

Debra Conroy, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

Laura Howard, Technology Integration Specialist

Jeffrey Maxwell, Senior IT Specialist

Paul Peluso, PC/LAN Technician

Jayson Sargent, PC/LAN Technician

Owen Bartlett, Student Intern

Cameron Hasselbaum, Student Intern

BPSD Chromebook Package

10 days ago

Chromebook

The Bellingham Public School District is currently rolling out a plan to enable various students and grades to use Chromebooks and Google Classroom.  The school has a long term plan to roll out Chromebooks, but in the short term if you would like to purchase a device for your child, please see the following pricing.  Please keep in mind this is a voluntary option and is not a requirement.

As a service by the BPSD IT Department, our vendor is extending the school's pricing to you as a parent/guardian.


NOTE: Once you have made a purchase,  your order will be shipped to your home.  Before your child can use the Chromebook on the School network, the IT Department must configure it with the license you have purchased (see below).  The IT Department will be contacted by the vendor that you have made a purchase and will be available to configure the new Chromebook at school as soon as possible.

 

1. Acer Chromebook (Optional) - $248.00 (click here for current quote)

The Chromebook carries a 1-year Manufacturer's defect warranty.  Should you encounter an issue with the device, please contact Acer Customer Support


2. Belkin Protective Sleeve (Optional) - $13.30

More information regarding the sleeve   Ignore the price on the manufacturer's page, we get a discount as you can see

 

3. Insurance (Optional) - $25-$30 depending on the deductible chosen - this is an annual expense.  BPSD has been using the Worth Ave Group for many years.  Here is a link that describes the coverage and provides information for you to obtain the insurance directly.  https://www.worthavegroup.com/portal/bellinghamma


4. Spare AC adapter - if you lose the AC adapter for a school-owned Acer Chromebook, you are required to replace it.  It is the Acer 45W AC Adapter and the cost is $44.30

 

Note: If the Chromebook is purchased through this specific package, the student will receive basic support from the IT Department while in school only*.  Any variations of the above Chromebook standard will not be supported.

 

*The District will not provide any after hours or home support.  IT Department support is defined as helping to connect to School Internet resources, basic Chrome Operating System issues and supporting apps that are required by the District.  All other support matters, including breakage will be the sole responsibility of the user/family.

 

Any questions about the information on this page, please feel free to contact Michael Garofano, District Director of Technology at mgarofano@bellinghamk12.org

District Acceptable Use Policy

14 days ago


District Acceptable Use Policy


The current AUP, including the Mobile Learning Technology (MLT) policy, was approved by the Bellingham School Committee on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

The new policy will be in effect immediately.

2019-2020 AUP/MLT (click here)

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