• What is the Bainbridge Island School District #303 Device Insurance?

    Just as you insure your home or car to protect you from accidental damage, families attending Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) #303 may purchase insurance for school Chromebooks, also referred to as “take home devices”. 

    This insurance is optional but highly recommended, as the cost of replacing an uninsured BISD device is approximately $428 compared to the annual insurance price of $35 (or January prorated price of $23.97). The insurance policy is between the parent/guardian and Worth Ave. Group.

    What does device insurance cover?

    As part of the Student and Parent/Guardian Take Home Device Agreement, all students and families are required to take reasonable care of BISD take home devices. Device insurance will only cover situations of accidental damage and theft, specifically: 

    Accidental Damage

    Earthquake & Natural Disaster

    Liquid Submersion

    Tornado & Hurricane

    Cracked Screen

    Power Surge

    Theft, Burglary & Robbery Vandalism

    Fire & Flood

    Insurance does NOT cover damage caused by a student or a family member if it was intentional or occurs through a repeated pattern of negligence. In addition, while theft is covered, accidental loss of the Chromebook, power charger, or any peripheral item like a stylus, is not covered. In the case of a lost device or power charger, you will be required to pay the full $428 fee to replace the device and/or $36 fee to replace the charger. All fees listed do not include tax.

    In the case of theft or vandalism outside of school property, a police report is required by the insurance company as documentation.

    For more information about the policy, please review the electronic version of the handbook at: https://www.worthavegroup.com/media/wysiwyg/Policy-Booklets/Group%20Electronic%20Device%20Protection%20Policy.pdf

    What if I can’t afford to purchase device insurance?

    Families who can’t afford the annual insurance fee may submit a request to waive the insurance fee this year through this online form <https://forms.gle/XxNinH7MAfNGkfhC9>. We will review each request and respond via email in two to four weeks.

    How much time do I have to purchase device insurance?

    The window to purchase the Chromeboook accidental insurance coverage starts Friday, January 5, 2024 and ends Monday, February 4, 2024 at 9 pm Pacific time.

    To purchase the insurance, please visit:  https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/bisd303


    Where can I find the “Other ID” required in the insurance form?

    The "Other ID" can be found on the Skyward Family Access portal located at: 


    After you log in, click the "Student Info" button on the left menu and look for the number in the “Other ID” field. It is generally a seven-digit number that begins with 0. Your Skyward screen will display your information. The grey boxes in the screenshot have been added to protect personal information.

    Screen image of Skyward user interface menu location for Other ID field, under Student Info.

    Is Chromebook Accidental Insurance available for elementary school students or Mosaic K-4 students?

    Our policy is to offer accidental insurance for daily student “take home devices”, which applies to grades 5 and above. In the majority of cases, K-4 elementary students leave the devices in their classrooms, with the exception of some Mosaic students. Currently, Mosaic students in grades K-4 are covered under the same policy as other BISD K-4 schools, and therefore, families will not be fined for accidental damage or loss.

    I have more questions about device insurance. Who should I contact?

    If you have questions, please email the librarian or technology staff member at your specific school. 


    Sakai: Mark Gurtler at mgurtler@bisd303.org 

    Woodward: Sabrina Lashmet at slashmet@bisd303.org

    BHS: Dani Stoehr at dstoehr@bisd303.org  

    Odyssey/Eagle Harbor High School: Ben Warga at bwarga@bisd303.org