District Chromebook Buy Back Program
Attention: Incoming Freshmen Families
As you may have heard, Jeffco is moving forward with a district-wide 1:1 learning device program (TechforEd) starting in the 2020-21 school year. As the parent of a 9th grade student for the 2020/21 school year, we wanted to share details about what the roll out of this program will mean for your family.
Beginning in August, each Jeffco student entering 5th and 9th grade will receive a NEW Lenovo 300e touchscreen Chromebook as their district 1:1 TechforEd learning device. Students will keep this device for the next four years to customize and enhance their learning at school and at home. This implementation process started last year and will continue for the next three years until all 5th-12th grade students in Jeffco have district 1:1 TechforEd learning devices.
Students who have received a TechforEd device will pay a $50/year “Personalized Technology Use Fee.” This fee, combined with funding from the 5A mill levy override, helps to cover costs associated with the district 1:1 TechforEd program including the device and protective case, digital learning tools, internet filtering, and additional support.
If your family purchased a device for a school-run program in the past two years, you can either keep your previously purchased device to use personally or you may sell it to the district through their buyback program. See the attached flyer for more details. Devices sold back to the district will be used by Jeffco students who will need one for remote learning.