Educational Technology

September 23, 2011

Broken classroom computer? Pasco teachers must pay the bill

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Jeffrey S. Solochek, Times

Pat Connolly started the school year with a desktop computer in his Land O’Lakes High School classroom. Less than a week after classes began, the school swapped that out for a laptop — one he really doesn’t prefer — and gave him an equipment checkout form to sign. The form, required of all teachers who received pieces of district technology, included some wording that fired up many educators like Connolly, his school’s building representative to the United School Employees of Pasco. It says that teachers have financial liability for repairs and replacement costs associated with damage from “improper use” or “negligence.” It suggests that employees could purchase private insurance to cover those costs.

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