Our Tech committee met yesterday and the topic of schools assisting
or subsidizing employee purchases of technology came up.... I know
these programs have existed in various formats including reduced
pricing based on large district purchase, payroll deductions so
teachers could afford by paying little or no interest over time...
I imagine that these programs would be more cost effective for larger
districts...... and more paperwork/headache for smaller schools....
and there must be rules and regulations governing if an employed
leaves before equipment is paid off... any info advice will be
welcome as to how others my have approached this idea.
secondly... How have schools developed policies/procedures governing
teachers owning and using their own personal laptops/computers vs
school owned and supplied laptops... When used primarily for school
business/teaching etc.... do schools cover any loss or repair or
replacement or are teachers on their own... We had one teacher who
had his laptop stolen while at a school related event and I believe
our school policy covered up to $50 personal loss....
How are people checking on security status of teacher or student
personal laptops brought inside local area network security
perimeters.... Do they have to prove they are clean and up to date
with security and virus protection before being allowed to connect