Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School

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9th Grade Students Allowed to Take Chromebooks Home

WLC continues to move forward with its 1:1 efforts.  This week, Ninth grade students began bringing their Chromebooks home. Next year, it is hoped that all students in grades 9-12 will have Chromebooks and will be able to use them in school and home.
The School Board approved this move last week at its monthly meeting.  One of the board’s concerns was ensuring the students use the devices for appropriate activities while at home.  Kevin Verratti, Director of Technology, explained that students will have the same filtering system at home as they do now when they use the Chromebooks at WLC. Students are prevented from downloading new software and if they try to ‘get around’ the safety measures, their attempts are noted and administration will address these issues with them.   

Expectations have been made clear to all Ninth Graders.  Students must:

  • Ensure their Chromebook is charged for school.
  • Ensure their Chromebook is safe from damage, liquids and drops.
  • Ensure their Chromebook is secure and safe from theft.
  • Report any damage immediately so it can be repaired.
  • Report theft or loss immediately so it can be reported to the police for investigation.

There will be a limited number of chargers available in the library where students may leave their device for charging.  But it is the student's responsibility and the expectation is that they have it charged and ready to go for school each day.

As was noted in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, School Board member Matt Ballou thinks it is a better system than we have now, “(Students) have some level of ownership.” Kevin Verratti agrees, “No one keys their own car.”