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Technology FAQs

Technology FAQs

Why do students need Chromebooks?

We are preparing students for tomorrow’s workforce. They are learning skills that will help them get higher paying jobs when they graduate. Additionally, the students are becoming organized and are able to better keep up with their school work. Also, students have most of their textbooks online. Students are able to access resources online that they wouldn’t be able to have if there were no devices.

Why do I have to pay a coverage fee?

There is an annual coverage fee that must be paid before a student can pick up his or her Chromebook. This fee covers 1) accidental damage (including drops, cracked screens, liquid spills), 2) fire/flood, 3) vandalism (police report required), 4) theft (police report required), 5) liquid submersion, 6) power surges due to lightning, 7) natural disasters, and 8) mechanical failure.

How much does it cost?

The annual coverage cost is $25 for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and $15 for seniors.

Is there a payment plan?

We do not offer a payment plan.

When do we have to pay? I don't want my student to get into trouble. 

Student will need to have their Chromebooks by September 12th.

How can I pay for the coverage?

Send cash, check, or money order to school with your student. You may pay online from home. (Go to, Families Tab, Online Resources, Credit Card Payments) Your online payments will send a receipt to the high school. You don't need to print a receipt.

What if I can’t afford the fee?

We do not have scholarships this year, but you can visit with your student’s principal about your situation. Call the high school  at 254-215-7000 to make an appointment with the appropriate assistant principal. Principals are assigned by alphabet:

  • Ike Hernandez A-E
  • Heidi Belson F-K
  • LaRon Slay I-Re
  • Candace Martin Ri-Z