Monday, August 6, 2018

Urgent Update for Chromebook Purchases of 300e Touchscreen Model

We recently received notification that the School District’s shipment of the Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebooks has been significantly delayed. This is the model that you ordered for your student through the district. This delay is a result of the manufacturer, Lenovo, not properly projecting the demand for this model. We have worked diligently with our vendors to resolve this issue.  We are anticipating that the devices will not arrive before school begins but will arrive in mid to late September.

In order to temporarily rectify the situation, a district loaner Chromebook device will be assigned to your student to use for their school work if you do not already have a working chromebook device. Once the Lenovo 300e devices have been received, we will communicate more details regarding the distribution. We apologize for this inconvenience as we understand that many parents have already submitted payment for the device. If you decide that you do not want to wait for the arrival of the device you ordered and choose to purchase a device elsewhere, we will cancel your order. However, we urge parents to wait for the arrival of the devices so that you can still be eligible for the accidental breakage and theft insurance available with the purchase of the device through the district.


Terry Bullard
Director of Technology
Bedford School District

Edward Joyce                                    
Ross A Lurgio School   

Donna Dennis                        
RAL Technology Integrator  
Ross A Lurgio School           

Craig Sheil                  
BHS Technology Integrator  
Bedford High School      


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018-2019 Chromebook Payment/Distribution Info

Chromebook devices have been ordered and are expected to arrive late July. 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 13th-14th 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 for the 4 purchase options are:
  • Lenovo 100e Purchase - $196 (Device cost of $177 + optional accidental breakage/theft insurance of $19)
  • Lenovo 100e Lease To Own - $84 year one payment (insurance included)
  • Lenovo 300e Purchase - $266 (Device cost of $241 + optional accidental breakage/theft insurance of $25)
  • Lenovo 300e Lease to Own - $110 year one payment (insurance included)
Please note that a signed lease agreement for the Lease to Own option is required at time of pickup of the device. The Lease documents for each model can be found under the Parent Resources of the 1-to-1 Chromebook website.

You can write one check for the cost of the device and insurance. One check for multiple student purchases is also acceptable.

Please mail the checks to:
McKelvie Intermediate School – Technology Hub
Attn: Sharon Goodwin
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

Checks will also be accepted at the time of pickup of the Chromebook.

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. Credit card payments must be made prior to pickup of the device.

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018-2019 Chromebook Program Selection Open

The Bedford District is asking parents of students currently in grades 6 and any new students entering grades 7 thru 12 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 section.
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 (two model options are offered this year)
  • 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 5th, 2018 so that we can secure the best pricing and plan for purchasing and deployment.