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Empower 1:1 Device Insurance Program


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Dear Ford families,

Allen ISD is launching the Empower 1:1 Student Mobile Device program this year, which is a product of the 2020 bond project, designed to prepare students for their future by providing digital technology to every student.  

As you acknowledged when completing your back-to-school forms, all students who check out a school-issued device are required to sign the Allen ISD Responsible Use Policy and to purchase device insurance through SchoolPay. There is no additional form to sign for the Allen ISD Responsible Use Policy, however device insurance must be purchased prior to a Chromebook being assigned to the student. The annual device insurance costs $30 and will cover any kind of device malfunction, repairs, and replacement parts stemming from unintentional damage. The device insurance fee does not cover intentional damage, loss of device or peripherals as informed in the back-to-school forms. To review the details of non-covered events and associated fees provided in the back-to-school forms, follow this link.

Please follow this link to SchoolPay to purchase the device insurance for the 2021-2022 school year. To check out a device, the student must have paid the $30 insurance fee prior to checking out a device. A reduced insurance rate of $15 is provided for those students recieveing free or reduced lunch as well as an installment plan. Please click on the link above or below to purchase insurance now. Please keep a copy of your insurance purchase receipt, either in the form of a print out, email, or picture. The SchoolPay link can also be found on the Ford Middle School website.

Beginning on Tuesday, October 5, we will distribute Chromebooks to students in grades 7-8. Students must provide proof of insurance purchase prior to receiving a Chromebook. Additional student and family resources will be provided at a later date. In the meantime, we encourage families to look at Common Sense’s Family Resources for tips and resources on practicing digital citizenship at home.

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Doug Wilhelm
Ford Middle School, Allen ISD