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1:1 Chromebooks Program

For 2019-2020, all students in regular education* in grades 6-12 are REQUIRED to check-out and use a school-issued Chromebook.

*Take-home Chromebooks are not issued to students in the Bruin Academy or severe and profound or multi-handicapped Special Education programs; they instead use dedicated devices provided at the school.

Chromebook Checkout Requirements

New students and their parents must: 
A device cannot be checked out until the student and parent either pay the insurance premium or opt of coverage. For returning students, the insurance program must be renewed each year by the third day of classes. August 19 is the last day to pay for insurance for enrolled students. After that, any who have not paid will be automatically opted out for the academic year and devices issued to students lacking them.

Help with student Chromebooks

Electronic Textbooks


Parents' FAQ

What if the Chromebook gets damaged or stolen or malfunctions?

If you can’t resolve the problem with a Chromebook or it is damaged or stolen:

BHS students: Visit the Student Technology Support Team classroom, which is room 132 in the annex to the east of the 10-12 Library. If the problem cannot be quickly resolved by Ms. Meador or her students, a loaner device will be issued. When the Student Technology Support Team classroom is closed, please proceed to the 10-12 Library to seek assistance from librarian Kim Lashbrook.

Middle school students: Visit the school library. If the problem cannot be quickly resolved, the device will be sent off for servicing and a fresh device will be issued.

Repairs: If the parent or student purchased the district-offered insurance when the device was issued, the full cost of repair or replacement is covered for a first incident of damage or loss, as well as half the cost of a second incident. If the parent or student opted out of the insurance or there is a third incident, the cost of repair or replacement is charged to the student/parent. Students are not held responsible for defects covered by a manufacturer's warranty.

Is there a web filter on the Chromebook?

Can my child bring a family-owned Chromebook or laptop to school?

No. The district requires that the district-supplied Chromebook be what is used at school. Only district-supplied Chromebooks have the required LockDown Browser for secure assessments and other necessary applications. Also, the use of consistent devices reduces distractions for teachers, minimizes support issues, and helps ensure students have a quality educational experience.

What if we don’t have WiFi internet at home?

Having internet service via WiFi will greatly enhance the usefulness of the device outside of school. There are plans as low as $5 or $10/month for qualified homes. Several community organizations offer students on-site internet access, including the Westside Community Center, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Bartlesville Public Library. Some restaurants and businesses also offer WiFi connections to their patrons. There is also after-school tutoring offered a few days each week at the secondary schools with transportation home. 

Students who will be offline should follow these instructions  and download assignments using Google Docs/Sheets/Slides in advance while at school, setting them to be available for offline editing later; they can be uploaded when the student returns to school.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Please contact Granger Meador, the Exec. Dir. of Technology & Communications, at GMeador@bps-ok.org.

Student Computing Initiative Timeline

In August 2016 district voters approved a bond issue to fund a multi-year plan to implement a Student Computing Initiative, including a 1:1 computing rollout for secondary school students. In 2019-20 this provides a Chromebook to each middle school and high school student for use both at school and at home and provides six or more carts of Chromebooks at each elementary school.

Timeline

Technology advances quickly, so this timeline and plan structure is subject to change in order to maximize instructional effectiveness and efficiency.