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iPad Damage

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Wabash City Schools is proud to partner with Secured Tech Solutions (STS) to offer our families accidental damage protection for student iPads. STS and WCS have created a bundle that includes the cost of damage protection with the discounted cost of the iPad case. This comes at no additional cost to WCS families!
 
Families will not be charged for student iPad damage, unless the damage is due to neglect/abuse or if the iPad is lost. Neglect/abuse causes extreme damage to the iPad, requiring iPad replacement. If the student loses the iPad they will be billed for the full cost of a replacement unless the iPad is stolen and a police report is filed. The iPad Damage Discipline Matrix below applies to a single school year. Damages do not accumulate year to year.  
Graphic of WCS Accidental Damage Program
 
Upon iPad damage, a loaner iPad will be issued but must remain at school at all times until damaged iPad is repaired and returned to the student. When applicable, any disciplinary actions will remain in place until the iPad repair is completed and returned. 

1st Damage Offense - Student warning with review of discipline matrix. No disciplinary consequences. 
 
2nd Damage Offense - Review of discipline matrix. Progressive disciplinary action may include but is not limited to: 
Elementary Level - Before/after school detention, lunch detention, or recess detention; 
Middle School Level - Before/after school detention, lunch detention, or recess detention;
High School Level - Friday night detention. 
 
3rd Damage Offense - Parent/student/administrator conference. iPad can no longer go home with student. Progressive disciplinary action may include but is not limited to: 
Elementary Level - Before/after school detention, lunch detention, or recess detention; 
Middle School Level - Friday night detention; 
High School Level - Saturday school. 
 
4th Damage Offense - Parent/student/administrator conference. iPad remains at school. Progressive disciplinary action may include but is not limited to: 
Elementary Level - Before/after school detention, lunch detention, or recess detention; 
Middle School Level - Friday night detention, Saturday school, or Day Reporting program; 
High School Level - 5 days Day Reporting Program. 
 
5th Damage Offense - Parent/student/administrator conference. iPad remains at school.  Progressive disciplinary action may include but is not limited to: 
Elementary Level - Before/after school detention, lunch detention, or recess detention; 
Middle School Level - Friday night detention, Saturday school, or Day Reporting program; 
High School Level - 10 days Day Reporting program and recommendation for expulsion. 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
For accidental damage, the answer is no. The only possible charges would be for a negligent damage or a lost iPad. Any attempt to remove the iPad case could be considered negligent damage. The iPad should NEVER be removed from the case. The other possible charge would be for intentional damage to the iPad and/or case or a lost device. If a device is believed to have been stolen, parents must file a police report to avoid replacement cost. See the damage invoice below for more information. 
The Assistant principal and Building Technician will conference with each other and the student to determine how the iPad was damaged and if it was intentional or due to negligence 
WCS is happy to work with families on a payment plan that fits their budget. We will never add to the cost or charge interest. Families can pay whatever they can afford or a weekly or monthly basis. Below you will find the Promise to Pay document if you are interested. 
When your student was assigned their iPad, they were given a brand new cube charger and charging cord. If your student's charger or cord is lost or damaged, you can just replace it yourself. We made this decision since so many families already have chargers at home. Replacement chargers or cords can be purchase locally at places like Walmart or CVS or ordered online. If this is not a good option for you, WCS can sell you a charger, but that would priced at our cost. Have your student contact their Building Technician for details. We will not collect chargers and cords at the end of the year. The only time we will collect chargers/cords is within the first 9 weeks of enrollment/issuing of the iPad. If a student is new to WCS and is issued an iPad, case, and charger/cord and they withdraw within the same 9 week period, we will ask that they return the cord and charger.