Technology in the classroom has become a necessity and not a luxury. Beginning this year, all Dalton Public Schools’ students in grades three through 12 will be equipped with a device that will be an integrated part of their classroom experience.
The district has been expanding the use and availability of technology in many of its classrooms over the last few years. Using E-SPLOST (Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) revenues and allocating local funds, the district was able to ensure devices would be available for students.
Dalton Public Schools will provide new devices to 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade students. All other students in 3- 12 grades will get currently leased devices to complete the one-to-one ratio. Once a student reaches 3rd, 6th, or 9th grade, they will get a new device to keep with them until they reach the next transitioned grade or graduate.
In order for students to be able to take their devices home, a release form will need to be signed by both the student and parent/guardian, and returned to the student's school.
Starting now until October 1st, parents can sign up for optional insurance coverage on their student’s 1 to 1 device. This insurance option from Worth Ave. is provided for any parent/guardian who wishes to participate. However, parents are free to seek their own private insurance coverage for the device assigned to their student.
Parents can sign up for insurance coverage from Worth Ave. using a Credit Card or PayPal here.
To pay for coverage using cash or check, please do so at the school's front office.
There are two options for each device type (if you are covering a 4th or 5th grader please select the x131 as your device, otherwise grades 3 and 6 through 12 should choose between the 2 yoga options):
- Accidental Coverage - $34.00 - This covers any damage other than theft or vandalism.
- Full Coverage - $48.00 - This covers theft/vandalism plus any accidental damage.
All coverage includes a $0 deductible, unlimited claims and overnight shipping.
For more information about the device and programs that students will be utilizing, please watch the video below.