As the school year winds down, the Clinton Public School District technology staff will be checking student computers for damage and collecting them for storage over the summer.

As part of the 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative, all CPSD 6-12 graders are issued MacBook Air laptops, chargers and large, padded backpacks. Students can take the laptops home but they must be returned at the end of the school year.

Laptops will be collected at each school during final exam week, as students complete their last exam.

Fines will be assessed if there is physical damage to the laptop, which could include cracked screens, liquid damage, enclosure damage, missing or sticking keys, and other physical issues. CPSD will not assess fines for cases. Fines will be communicated to school bookkeepers to be handled by the school before exams.

“Seniors will be required to turn in devices, working chargers and backpacks and will be assigned charges if there are any damages or missing equipment,” said Sharon Tompkins, student database manager. “We will check all of these items when we assess their device.”

Underclassmen will only turn in their laptops, and will keep their backpack and chargers over the summer. They must return to registration in August with their backpack and charger.

Students who do not return with a backpack will be fined $50 for a new one. Students are responsible for purchasing an authentic Apple charger if they return in August without the one they were issued by CPSD.

If a student withdraws or transfers over the summer, records will not be released until they return their backpack and charger.

Over the summer, the technology staff will upgrade software on the computers to prepare them for the 2015-16 school year. Laptops will be issued to students at each school on registration days.

Students who are new to the district and incoming sixth-graders will be required to attend a Meet Your Mac session with a parent or guardian before they receive a laptop. These sessions will be held at Clinton High School the first week of school. These students will not start the first day of school with a laptop.

Student laptop assessment schedule:

Monday, April 20 – 7th graders

Tuesday, April 21 – 8th graders

Wednesday, April 22 – 10th

Thursday, April 23 – 11th

Friday, April 24 – 12th

Monday, April 27 – 9th

Wednesday, April 29 – 6th

Thursday, April 30 – make-up at each school

Friday – May 1 (morning only) – make-up at school

Student laptops will be collected on the last day of exams, as students complete their last exam.

Damage Fees:

$50, first offense this school year

$100, second offense this school year

$150, third offense this school year