Care & Maintenance
iPad/Laptop CareCarefully transport your device to school every day. Avoid placing weight on the device. Never throw or slide an iPad/laptop. Never expose an iPad/laptop to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store any electronic device.
iPad/Laptop CaseLearners are responsible for providing a case/cover for their device. The purpose of the case is to protect the iPad/laptop, especially while the device is being transported. When not in use, closing the iPad case or laptop screen will save battery life and protect the screen. All devices must remain in a protective case at all times. No stickers or any other items should be attached to the iPad/laptop itself unless placed there by school staff.
iPad/Laptop BatteryThe iPad/Laptop should be charged, using the provided wall charger, and brought to school ready to use each day. Fully charged batteries will typically last 12 – 15 hours of use. Waiting to charge the battery until the charge is low (less than 20% life or red indicator light) will extend the battery life. It is the student’s responsibility to charge his/her device at home and ensure it is ready for use in school each day. Failure to do so may result in the student’s inability to participate in classroom learning activities.
iPad/Laptop ScreenNever throw a book bag that contains an iPad or Laptop. Never place an iPad/Laptop in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects. While the iPad and Laptop screen is scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. Only use stylus (special pens made for touch screen devices) on the iPad. Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the iPad or Laptop. The iPad and Laptop screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking. Never place heavy objects on top of these devices and never drop your device. Careful placement in your backpack is important.
iPads and Laptops do not respond well to liquids. Avoid applying liquids to the iPad/laptop. These devices can be cleaned with a soft, slightly water-dampened, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in the openings. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the iPad. Use of unapproved cleaners may remove the protective film covering the face of the iPad.
Will I have to pay for repairs or replacement of the device if it gets damaged? Learners are responsible for repair costs associated with any damage to an assigned iPad/Laptop. In the event of damage, the District will obtain and provide the total cost of repair to the Learner/Parent.Can I take the device to be repaired by a vendor? To ensure quality service and repair, CISD will handle all repairs.What if my iPad gets stolen? In case of theft, vandalism, and other criminal acts, a police report MUST be filed by the learner and/or parent within 48 hours of the occurrence. Incidents happening off campus must be reported to the police by the learner/parent and a copy of the report be brought to the school for verification. In these cases, Learners/Parents are responsible for the current replacement cost of the iPad/Laptop. The District will obtain and provide the current total replacement cost to the Learner/Parent. Payment must be received prior to a replacement iPad/Laptop being provided back to the Learner.What are the replacement costs? The following are estimated costs that are associated to an iPad.
The following are estimated costs associated to a laptop.
- iPad Replacement: $474
- Power adapter (brick only): $18
- Lightning to USB cable (needed with power adapter): $18
- Case - $20
- Laptop (MacBook Pro/Air): $1,200-$1,500
- Power cord: $80
Are there insurance options? Coppell ISD recommends parents consider purchasing a warranty through a vendor of your choice. Coppell ISD has secured special insurance rates through Worth Ave Group (see below). We highly recommend parents research vendors and find a plan that works best for you.What does insurance typically cover? The insurance usually covers the current replacement/repair cost of an iPad should it be stolen or damaged. Note, most insurance does not cover negligence (leaving a device in a hot car, device stollen from an unlocked car, etc.)