Current 9th graders were scheduled to receive Lenovo 300e Chromebooks in late May so they could take the online science MCAS pilot in early June. Students will have these devices for classroom use (including summers) until graduation in June 2022.
Newton Public Schools (NPS) has partnered with the Worth Ave. Group to provide optional insurance to protect the chromebooks used by students as part of the 1:1 Initiative. The deadline to purchase the insurance is June 30, 2019.
Insurance with Worth Ave. Group will protect the Chromebook against the following:
- Accidental damage (drops/spills)
- Cracked screens
- Fire, flood and natural disaster
- Liquid submersion
- Power surge due to lightning strikes
This 3rd-party insurance policy will provide replacement cost coverage and protect the Chromebook worldwide (on and off school grounds).
The cost for the Chromebook insurance coverage will be $28 for one year, $54 for two years or $78 for three years and covers up to the $275 replacement cost. The three-year term covers the Chromebook until graduation. Families who choose the one- or two-year options will be able to renew the insurance at the end of those terms.
We highly recommend purchasing this insurance! The cost of the repairs is quite high. For example, the cost of repairing (materials and labor) a cracked touch screen or replacing the motherboard is more than the cost of the chromebook. Families who do not purchase the insurance will be responsible for the cost of these repairs.
The most common damage we have seen so far are cracked screens requiring a payment of $275 (the cost of a new device) from uninsured users. Insurance would fully cover this cost.
NPS will not be handling any paperwork or payments. All communication must be made to the Worth Ave. Group directly. Families can purchase the insurance online at the link below.
For additional information about this insurance go to High School 1:1 Chromebook Insurance.
To purchase Chromebook insurance, go to Worth Ave. Group Insurance.