Last year this was not a problem at Glebe and we expect the students will continue to take good care of their devices. In the unlikely event that a device is damaged, lost, or stolen, and the child has taken reasonable precautions to take care of it, APS is not currently asking families to pay for repairs or replacement. Because the students are taking good care of the devices, replacement costs have been low. If costs go up in the future, APS may need to reevaluate this practice. We will notify families of any changes.
At this point, the greatest loss has been in chargers for the devices. Our chargers will remain in the classrooms and to this point, we have had only one cable that had to be replaced. Over the 2016-17 school year, a total of 3 devices needed repairs that could not be done at the school.