QAE One to World Device Program| Frequently Asked Questions
How much will this cost?
The short answer to this question: the one-to-the-world technology fee is $100 per student per year. If this is all you need to know you may skip down to the question about how to pay. If you need more explanation there is more immediately below.
This covers the cost of having every student have access to their own iPad to use for the school year. By having the $100 fee each year we can cover the costs of maintenance and replacement over the course of time.
The staff ask parents to pay two fees at the beginning of each school year:
$50 Classroom Supplies Fee (instead giving parents a classroom supply list to fulfill, the teachers ask for a $50 classroom supplies feeto allow our teachers to buy appropriate classroom supplies throughout the year, as they need them).
$100 Technology Fee (One to World Device Program Fee)
How do I make a payment?
CHECK Please make checks payable to Queen Anne Elementary.
You can drop-off your check in the envelope located in the QAE Main Office or send payment(s) directly to the address below and note "Student Fees" in the note field of the check(s). If you use a two payment option; please send both checks at once with the appropriate date/post date written on your check. We will deposit them after the appropriate date. Thank you.
One Payment of $150 per student
Two Payments of $75 per student (SEPT 1 & OCT 1) please send both payments at once; we will deposit them after the appropriate date
Two Payments of $75 per student (SEPT 1 & NOV 1) please send both payments at once; we will deposit them after the appropriate dateTwo Payments of $75 per student (OCT 1 & NOV 1) please send both payments at once; we will deposit them after the appropriate date
QAE Main Office 411 Boston Street Seattle, WA 98109
When is this payment due?
We hope to receive most payments by Friday, September 15, 2017; the final deadline is November 1, 2017.
What if my family simply cannot afford this?
If your family has qualified for the national Free and Reduced Lunch program you are not expected to pay this fee. If you have qualified for the FRL program, but are choosing to not use it, you will not be expected to pay this fee.
No QAE student shall be denied access to iPads due to an inability to pay technology fees. If financial assistance is needed, please contact Ms. Roy by phone (206-252-2480) or email (email@example.com) with full confidentiality guaranteed.
Can we contribute to a technology scholarship fund?
Absolutely. Due to the timing of this initiative donations are likely will be critically important for us. You can include your donation with your student fee payment. Donations to this fund can be matched by your employer and are tax-deductible.
Why did you choose iPads?
Apple leasing programs
Integration with our other Apple products
Same equipment as the classes we collaborate with
Can we bring our own device?
We will always be evaluating this program and in the future will consider a BYOD program but for now we have chosen to standardize on iPad minis.
Can I donate a device?
Please consider donating to our Scholarship Fund. Because this is a first for Seattle Public Schools we are trying to make this as simple as possible regarding equipment management.
Can my child bring their device home?
No. At this time we have an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the SPS Technology Department that they will not go home. It is also written in the MOU that this point is negotiable. This is something our QAE Tech Committee will consider at the request of teachers.
What happens at the end of the lease?
At the current time, subject to much analysis, our plan is to return for devices for the Fair Market Value to be applied to the next lease. It is our current plan that funds applied to the next lease will reduce future payments.
Does my child get to keep the device at the end of the lease?
At this time the answer is no. The current leasing arrangement allows us to retrieve funds that enable us to keep this affordable. However, we will be continuously assessing all aspects of the program.
What happens if it breaks?
We have a local repair shop that provides us with a discount. We will cover the cost of repair.