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News Alert for 10/4/2022

Device Protection Plan Option

The following information is being sent to all parents/guardians via our mass notification phone, email, and text message TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m.:

All Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) students are assigned an iPad, Chromebook, or Dell laptop to use for the 2022-2023 school year. Your student’s device came with a copy of the Student Device Agreement.  As noted in this agreement, in accordance with Board of Education policy, Use of Equipment/Materials by Students, the parent/guardian will be responsible for all damage or loss to an HCPS owned device, whether in or out of school.
  • HCPS is offering the option to purchase a device protection plan. This option is available to purchase for $20 through October 31, 2022 or for $50.00 if purchased November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

*Cost without the device protection plan:   Repair - $150   An invoice will be sent to the email on file from

Harford County Public Schools reserves the right to hold a student and family fully accountable for 100% of the damages should there be repeated, willful and/or malicious damage. 

If you apply and are approved for free and reduced meals, you will automatically receive the device protection plan. The application can be found at

The fee for the protection plan is per student for the entire school year and is non-refundable. This plan will cover the cost of accidental damage to the device, if submitted for repair with the service tag visible.

Replacement costs for a device beyond repair, lost, or stolen are:
  • Charger - $36
  • Chromebook/laptop - $300
  • Dell Precision laptop - $1,400
  • Apple iPad - $399
Please note: Lost or stolen items ARE NOT covered by the device protection plan.
We encourage you to review and consider the optional device protection plan by the due dates.
Click here to view a short video about OPTIONAL PURCHASES FOR FAMILIES.
Any questions can be directed to
The Business Services Office