Annual Tech Fee Program & Damage Fee Payment
Annual Tech Fee Program
The Fox Chapel Area School District is revising its tech fee structure for the 2023-2024 school year. While the district’s optional, nonrefundable tech fee will remain $30 per student for the 2023-2024 school year, the following fee structure will be in place for tech fee participants:
First repair: Free
Second repair: $20 (a decrease from $85 from the 2022-2023 school year)
Third repair: Full cost of repair or replacement cost of device
The district is pleased to offer the reduced $20 fee for a second repair for tech fee participants because of the success of the program and the district’s ability to now perform most repairs in-house.
Those families who do not participate in the tech fee program will be billed the full cost for repairs or the replacement cost of their student’s/students’ device(s). Please be advised that repair costs vary significantly depending on the damage. The replacement cost for iPads and Chromebooks is approximately $300 per device. Devices that are lost will be subject to a full replacement cost, regardless of participation in the tech fee program. Damages to a student's device found to be the result of intentional damage or willful neglect also will result in the student's parent/guardian being billed for the full replacement cost of the device, regardless of participation in the district's tech fee program. As a reminder, students’ iPads are to remain in their district-issued cases at all times.
Information on how to pay the tech fee via the PowerSchool parent portal is available below.
Pay Your Tech Fee
Effective October 31, 2023, the Fox Chapel Area School District technology fee can be paid through the district's online payments portal.
If you have received an invoice for damages or accessory replacement related to your child's school-issued device, please visit the district's online payments portal to pay your charges.