- At the beginning of the school year, parents had three options: insure their kids' $1336 laptops through the school, through their own policies, or not at all.
- Those who bought insurance through the school get hosed: The school still covers "manufacture defects," but "what use [sic] to be covered under accidental damage will now be part of the fines students receive, and the fines will be passed on to the student."
- Those who bought private policies can try submitting their kids' damage fines as claims to their insurers (that one going to fly, Rod?).
- Those who bought no insurance lose nothing... at least until their kids leave the laptop in the car overnight when it's twenty below.
The report's recommendation: buy insurance. My recommendation: seriously reconsider whether the school district wants to keep imposing on parents and taxpayers the costs (upfront and ongoing) of requiring kids to haul computers wherever they go.