As part of FCPSOn, an annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to all high school students in Fairfax County Public Schools. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. The technology support fee is included in the FY 2020 Approved Budget.
The technology support fee will be billed centrally using FCPS’ e-commerce platform, My School Bucks (MSB), which retrieves information from the Student Information System (SIS).
Students who have Free and Reduced meal status and have given consent to share that status for a waiver or reduction of the technology support fee will be charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee will be waived for Free status.
The technology support fee will be billed on Monday after the end of first quarter of each school year for all eligible students who are enrolled at that time.
Parents/guardians and students who do not have a “My School Bucks” account will receive a bill from MSB to the primary email address recorded in the Student Information System. They are also encouraged to enroll in My School Bucks.
There will not be additional fees for incidental damage. However, schools will treat repeated instances of damage from negligence the same way they would treat negligent damage to any school property. Students may be financially liable for lost/stolen computers.