I don't think a school should hold a teacher financially responsible for
a camera that gets damaged in the classroom or on a school function.
However, the teacher who drops the camera over the side of his boat
during summer vacation should be expected to pay for the replacement.
South Burlington High School
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Melissa Hayden-Raley
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 9:50 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: form for taking equipment off site
We have a very brief form (that gets printed from our inventory
database, so it has the make/model/serial of all equipment assigned to
them) that simply states:
I understand that I am responsible for all district-owned equipment in
my possession, and that I may be held liable if it is lost, stolen or
damaged, as determined by the district.
Then they and the person who gave them the equipment sign the form and
it gets filed away. I don't add specific language about the equipment
being off-site or on-site because it's easy enough to damage a laptop or
a camera regardless of whether you're in the classroom or at your
During the summer, most staff with laptops want to bring them home for
classes or summer work they're doing. For those who don't want to bring
their portables home with them, they bring them to me and I lock them
away in my closet (only IT has the key) and they pick them up during
Otherwise they are wholly responsible for the safety of their items.
Milton Town School District
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>As we are starting to get more "portable" equipment, staff are asking
>to take equipment home. While we encourage this, heaven knows they
>don't have time at school to "try-out' and play around with new tools,
>we feel there needs to be basic guidelines.
>How are other schools dealing with equipment being taken off site? Do
>you have a form that must be signed? What are staff liable for -
>damage, loss, stolen equipment?
>If anyone has a form they don't mind sharing, that would be great.
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