Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016-2017 Chromebook Pickup/Distribution Info

Chromebook devices have been ordered and are expected to arrive soon. Upon arrival, we will inventory, assign and configure the devices and enroll them into our Chromebook Management System. That way, your student’s device will be ready to go for the start of school. Devices will be available for pickup on August 16th-17th from 8:00am-4:00pm in the Bedford High School Media Center. If you are unable to pick up the device at that time, there will be alternate days posted at a later time. Payment must be made in full prior to the pickup of the Chromebook device. Families that selected the lease to own option need to make the first annual payment prior to the pickup. We encourage families to pay in advance to expedite the pickup process.

Payment options:

All checks should be made out to the Bedford School District. Please include your student’s name and ID number on the check.  The cost of the device is $149 and the cost of the optional accidental breakage/theft insurance is $18 (12 month coverage- renewable next year) for a total of $167.  For parents that selected the lease-to-own option, the payment due in year one is $74. This includes the cost of the insurance coverage. A signed lease agreement must be presented at time of pickup. You can write one check for the cost of the device and insurance. One check for multiple student purchases is also acceptable.

Credit Card
The District uses the “Send Money To School” ( service for credit card purchases. This is the same service that is used to deposit money into your student’s lunch account. To pay via credit card, log into your account, click on the School Store and then click on the Chromebook Store to select your purchase option. Click here for the instructions on how to pay for the Chromebook via credit card. There is a $2.00 transaction fee to pay by credit card.

Cash will be accepted on the day of pickup of the Chromebook.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1-to-1 Chromebook Evaluation Report - Year 1

Click here to access the evaluation report for Year 1 of the 1-to-1 Chromebook Program. The Program began in the fall of 2015-2016 in grades 9 and 10.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016-2017 Chromebook Program Selection Open

The Bedford District is asking parents of students currently in grades 6 thru 8 to select an option for your student to participate in the District’s Chromebook 1-to-1 Program. We believe this program is a tremendous opportunity for our students and teachers to improve teaching and learning.
Our Chromebook 1-to-1 Website has detailed information for parents regarding the program and we encourage parents to review the 1-to-1 Program and Parent Resources sections.
Parents are asked to purchase a Chromebook device for their student choosing one of the following options:
  • Purchase a Chromebook on your own,
  • Purchase a Chromebook directly from the district (with optional accidental breakage/theft insurance) with a one-time payment,
  • Lease to Own a Chromebook directly from the district with an annual payment for 3 years (accidental breakage/theft insurance included).
For families that do not opt into the Chromebook 1-to-1 Program, a loaner will be provided to the student during the school day.  The loaner must be checked in and out daily and will not be allowed to leave the school.

Please click on this link to select the option for your student to participate in this exciting program. We are asking that parents submit their selection for their child by June 3rd so that we can secure the best pricing and plan for purchasing and deployment.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Chromebook Program Expands for the 2016-2017 School Year to RAL Students

The Bedford School Board approved the expansion of the District's Chromebook Program to students in grades 7 & 8 beginning in the fall of the 2016-2017 school year.  All students in grades 7 thru 11 will need a chromebook device for school.  It is optional for grade 12 students. More information will be posted on the District Chromebook 1-to-1 website soon.