Brazosport ISD is continuing the EmpowerEd initiative district wide! This means that every BISD student from Pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade will be receiving a Chromebook device. 

EmpowerEd is funded by the 2012 Bond and aligns with the BISD’s Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the equipment and resources needed to meet the needs of today’s students, to teach 21st century skills and graduate all BISD students as future ready.

EmpowerEd began in 2015 with three elementary campuses piloting the 1:1 initiative. Then in 2016, BISD named the 1:1 initiative EmpowerEd and added all secondary grades (5-12).  Last year we expanded the initiative to all elementary campuses grades (preK - 4).  With the Bond 2012 and District wide support we are able to continue to EmpowerEd program!

EmpowerEd Participation

In order for your student to participate and receive a chromebook, you must complete the following requirements.

  1. Read and sign the EmpowerED Handbook through registration online or onsite 

    Student/Parent Handbook  | Manual para Estudiantes/Padres

  2. Optional Insurance Fees - Brazosport ISD offers optional insurances for the student Chromebooks. The fee is $15. Online pay for insurance is only available until August 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. After this time, insurance will only be available from your campus front office to new students and those who have not yet received a Chromebook. For more information in regards to insurance please reference the EmpowerEd handbook above.

If you owe technology damage fees, you will not be eligible for optional insurance until all fees are paid. If you pay for insurance now and owe damage fees, then the amount paid will be applied to the damage fee until fees are fully paid. For verification of fees owed, please contact your campus or the BISD Technology Help Desk at 979-730-7450. You can pay fees online at this link:

Pay Outstanding Technology Fees

Why EmpowerEd?

  • Access to digital educational resources
  • Availability beyond the school day
  • Individualized learning
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Technology literacy skills

Why Chromebooks?

  • Ease of management
  • Free software updates
  • Low purchase price point
  • Low Total cost of Ownership
  • Access to Digital resources and textbooks
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Compatible with Google Apps for Education

For additional assistance or more information, please contact BISD Technology Help Desk at 979-730-7450.

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