Computer Equipment/Internet Subsidy
SECTION V: BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY 5000
If requested, ISOK will loan those students (at no cost) the necessary equipment to access the online learning platform for the duration of that student’s enrollment in ISOK. Pursuant to the Agreement for Use of Instructional Property, families are solely liable for any loss or damage to the computer until it is returned to K12 and should take proper precautions to protect it. ISOK may require families to pay for lost or damaged computers. It should be noted there are no mandatory administrative, activity or ancillary fees or costs for attending ISOK.
While ISOK does not provide internet connections for students, it will provide an Internet subsidy of $15/month for each student who meets the requirements. Students can also access the K12 LMS from any internet connection (e.g., a public Wi-Fi hotspot such as Starbucks or McDonalds) in the event of a disruption to their home internet connection.
Not all ISOK families will qualify for the Internet Subsidy, as it is based upon specific criteria. It is a benefit that ISOK elects annually to make available to some families based upon that specific criterion. ISP checks are issued once per year, in June, for the previous school year. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible for internet subsidies based on enrollment date and compliance with attendance, testing and academic progress requirements. Students with current Individualized Education Plans (IEP) are eligible to receive an internet subsidy based on enrollment date and compliance with attendance, testing and academic progress requirements.
Families must qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch or have a current IEP and participate in the Online School for ninety (90) calendar days, be enrolled on the last day of the semester, participate in all required standardized testing, and meet at least 90% of the attendance requirement during their enrollment in order to qualify for the ISP supplement.
K-12 students who meet the supplement requirements will be supplemented at the rate of $15 per eligible month. Families with two or more students will still only receive one supplement at the rate of $15 per eligible month.
If an ISP check is lost, ISOK does not automatically reissue a check to that family. If a check is lost, parents need to notify the school within 90 days for a replacement to be issued.
Steps for Reimbursement
An email will be sent from the school office to families who potentially qualify for receiving ISP Reimbursement and the deadline for responding.
As an additional communication step ISOK will also post the information on Facebook indicating the email has been sent.
A clear deadline for responses will be included in the email. It is usually around the first week of June. No exceptions will be made for the deadline.
Next the office will send an email to all families who have responded letting them know that we received their response.
Finally, the office will provide the ISP response forms to Head of School for approval. Then the list will then be processed for payment. The disbursement of checks may take up to 12 weeks depending on the approval process.
***Important to note: the rate of ISP reimbursement in most cases does not cover the full cost of the ISP.
***In order to be eligible families must meet the income, attendance, and testing requirements.
Specific details will be emailed to qualifying families toward the end of the school year in May 2019.