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KCHS Student Technology

KCHS Student Technology Contract:

All parents/guadians must complete the Student Technology Contract Agreement. Click here to complete the online form: https://forms.gle/i5EYUycYJW99Y8269

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KCHS Technology Fee

We are excited to be able to continue to provide MacBook Airs for all students in grades 9-12 to fulfill an integral part of our mission to personalize learning for students. In order to help KCPS protect your child’s device, allow them to keep it throughout summer to complete any additional assignments, and to insure that it lasts until they graduate, we strongly encourage parents and guardians to select one of the following options:

  1. $40 annual technology fee paid to KCPS by October 1, 2019

  2. $75 annual technology fee paid to KCPS by October 1, 2019

  3. Proof of coverage from a homeowners or renter’s insurance policy

  4. Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks or by check mailed to Terri Smith, KCPS BOE, 5608 Boundary Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661 (payments will not be collected at KCHS.)


Comparison of Technology Fee Options and Group Insurance Policy


Technology Fee 

(option 1)

Technology Fee 

(option 2)

Cost

$40 annually

$75 annually

Accidental Damage

Yes (covers only one event annually)

Yes (covers two events annually)

Theft coverage

No

No

Charger

No (replacements can be purchased for $25)

No (replacements can be purchased for $25)

Summer coverage

Yes

Yes

Payment Plans

Yes

Yes

Laptop Bag & Plastic Cover

Yes

Yes

Repairs to devices can be costly. If no coverage is selected, the family will be liable for any damage or replacement costs. Below are the most common issues and the cost of repair:

  • LCD screen replacement due to bent corner or crack + 1 hour labor: $315.00

  • Logic board replacement due to liquid spill + 2 hours labor: $749.00

  • Top case with keyboard replacement due to damaged corners + 4 hours labor: $259.00

  • Trackpad damaged due to cracking or poking + 1 hour labor: $141.00

  • Full replacement of laptop: $849.00

It is extremely important that students keep the plastic cover on the laptop and carry it in the protective bag that is provided. These two items are proven to be effective in preventing typical damages. 

A technology Fee Payment Plan is available to those who wish to split the fee over a period of time. Please see the chart below for more detail.

Tech Fee Payment Plan Option

Payment 1 Due Date

Payment 2 Due Date

$40.00

October 1, 2019 ($20.00)

January 15, 2020 ($20.00)

$75.00

October 1, 2019 ($40.00)

January 15, 2020 ($35.00)

*Failure to meet payment plan due dates above can result in forfeiture of coverage.

Please visit our website at www.kent.k12.md.us, email tsmith@kent.k12.md.us, or call 410-778-7111 for additional information.