The Merced Union High School District recommends that all students purchase insurance for their device. The district self insurance program provides coverage at a very low price. Students who purchase insurance from an outside vendor are responsible for all repairs and shipping. Insurance purchased through the district covers repairs, shipping, and a loaner device. Students can purchase Chromebook insurance (optional) from the site bookkeeper. The cost is $25.00. Students who had insurance for consecutive years may be eligible for a discount if they did not file any claims the previous year. See your site Teacher Librarian for discount information. Library staff will verify the purchase of Chromebook insurance and enter the information in student's AERIES account. The terms of the MUHSD Chromebook insurance policy are clearly defined (see complete text of the policy below). For more information contact your site Teacher Librarian.
Care of all instructional materials, including Chromebooks, distributed by MUHSD is the responsibility of the student to which they are assigned and his/her parent/guardian. This includes costs associated with damages and loss or theft (California Education Code 48904). The purpose of this policy to protect MUHSD families from accumulating debt due to accidental damage or theft (see definitions below) of school-issued Chromebooks.
Coverage costs $25 per term (see above). Policies purchased mid-year will not be prorated.
There will be no refunds. If a student drops from the school, and then returns later in the school year, the policy will still be in effect until the expiration date of the original policy.
Deductibles (per term)
Your duties in the event of loss or damage1. Report the loss or damage to the library staff within 30 days. In the event that school is not in session, you must notify the site teacher librarian via email or US mail.
2. Notify the local police if the loss is due to theft, burglary, robbery or vandalism. You must then provide the official police report to the library staff.
MUHSD will pay for the cost of repair of the insured device to include parts and labor. If the device cannot be repaired, an equivalent replacement of MUHSD’s choosing will be provided. If a replacement device is provided, this coverage will transfer to the replacement device for the duration of the policy. While a student’s device is being repaired the student will be issued a loaner device of MUHSD’s choosing. The policy will cover the loaner device until the student’s original device is returned or a permanent replacement device is issued.
Fraud, Concealment, and Misrepresentation
Coverage may be denied if the student willfully defrauds, conceals, and/or misrepresents any material information about the cause of damage or loss of the device.
Detail of Coverage
Detail of Exclusions of Coverage
If a student transfers to another MUHSD site during the policy term the coverage will transfer to the new site and remain in effect until the end of the term. If a student transfers to a site outside of MUHSD the coverage does not transfer to the new district/school and device must be returned to site. However, if the student transfers back to an MUHSD site before the end of the term, the coverage will remain in effect until the end of the term.