Student Mobile Device Q&A
What is the cost to families for the Mobile Learning Device Program?
Just as there is no cost to students for textbooks unless lost or damaged, there is no cost to students for the device unless lost or damaged.
Does the District offer an insurance program?
Yes. The District offers families an option of purchasing our device insurance plan to cover any damages, but it does not cover loss. The cost of the insurace s $40 for grade 6th thru 8th, $36 for 9th grade, and $30 for 10th thru 12th. Cost is based on the value of the device issued. It may be paid at the time of registration or by an online portal using a credit card. Full details about the insurance program can be found at:
May I bring my own device to school?
Only secondary students may use a personal device. If your child will use his/her own device, it must meet the following criteria in order to access the district’s Guest wireless network and will be subject to all student policies. The device must:
• Be Wi-Fi ready; Support Dual-Band N or AC
• Have at least 4 gigabytes of memory
• Have a battery life of 6 to 8 hours
May I use my mobile device in all my classes?
Marble Falls ISD teachers have the discretion of allowing or not allowing the use of electronic devices during instructional time. Please respect and follow each of your teachers’ instructions. If teachers permit use of electronic devices, users must adhere to District technology policies, be for educational purposes only, and not be a distraction or disruption to learning.
Will the wireless network handle all of the devices?
Yes. The wireless network has been upgraded in recent years to increase speed and capacity. All students can access the District’s wireless network to use portable computing devices. The wireless network has the same filters the student computer network has and all District Acceptable use policies apply to use of the wireless network.
Can I suggest new Apps for the devices?
We encourage students and teachers to share suggestions for enhancing the educational use of their devices. Please contribute to the conversation by making suggestions on the district’s website.