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Chromebook Personal Purchase FAQ

  • Who is eligible to purchase items from this program?
    • Any current Adams 12 employee or student
  • Are students or employees required to have this device?
    • These devices are not required for employment or enrollment.
  • What is the rationale for this program?
    • This program is to give families and employees access to technology at home at the same price the district pays for the technology.
  • Can we buy stuff other than the Chromebook from GovConnection?
    • No. At this time the only items available for purchase is the Samsung Chromebook, a spare power adapter for the Chromebook and a case for the Chromebook.
  • Program Start Date?
    • This program begins April 11 and will run until December 31, 2016. If Adams 12 renews its contract with GovConnection in December, the program will continue for the next year.
  • Are there options for other devices?
    • The only devices available for purchase through this program is the model Chromebook that Adams 12 is currently purchasing. If Adams 12 changes our standard model, the model available through GovConnection for Adams 12 will change.
  • Where does the Chromebook ship to from this site?
    • All devices ship to the address provided by the buyer when the order is placed. No Chromebooks purchased through this program will ship to an Adams 12 location for pickup.
  • How do I pay for my Chromebook?
    • Your payment method is between the buyer and GovConnection. Adams 12 is not involved in the collection or guarantee of payment.
  • Who do I call for support for my Chromebook?
    • Contact GovConnection or Samsung. Adams 12 IT department will not be providing tech support or repair services on these personal purchases.
  • Will these Chromebook come with Chrome Management so IT staff can manage/control the device?
    • These devices are personal purchases, not district purchases therefore they will not be managed by the District Google Management Console.
  • Can my student use this device for PARCC testing or other state mandated assessment?
    • No. At this time personal devices are not approved for state mandated assessments. Students will continue to use district devices for these assessments.
  • Is the district liable for any loss, damage or theft while these devices are on Adams 12 property?
    • These devices are purchased as personal equipment and the care for the device is the responsibility of the owner. Adams 12 is not responsible for any loss, damage or theft.
  • Does the district provide filtering and/or Internet connectivity for this device?
    • While these devices to require Internet access for full functionality, Adams 12 does not provide filtering and/or Internet connectivity for any device not owned or managed by Adams 12.
  • Does the district benefit in any way from this program? If there is no benefit, why is the district engaging in this program?
    • Adams 12 receives no financial benefit from Samsung or GovConnection for this program. The value of this program is to provide Adams 12 employees and students an opportunity to purchase the same technology we use within the district for personal use at home.
  • Does the district have any financial burden or legal liability related to this program?
    • No taxpayer dollars or district resources are utilized in the operation of this program. This is a transaction between the vendor and the buyer (parent or staff), with no district involvement.
  • If a parent buys this device, will it mean that the school will support the utilization of this device during school hours?
    • Each Adams 12 school has it’s own policy on how personally owned devices may be used within each school. Please contact your student’s school for information on their policies.
  • Who do I go for questions beyond this FAQ?
    • If you have questions about this program not covered by this FAQ, please contact the IT Service Desk. If you have questions about Chromebooks, there are several resources available on the Samsung website and from Google as well.