$810,000 in damage to school-issued electronic devices in one Florida district
The School District of Palm Beach County is one step closer to a new policy holding families responsible if a student’s school-issued laptop is damaged, lost, or stolen.
The school board approved the policy on Wednesday night, setting it up for adoption next month.
The district’s chief financial officer revealed there’s been close to $1 million in damage — about $810,000 to be exact — to electronic devices since the school district started issuing them last spring.
Some of that damage was covered under warranty, so about $98,000 has been passed on to families.
However, the school district has only been able to recoup about $5,000 so far.
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