SPENCER -  With under six months on the job, Spencer-East Brookfeld Regional School District Superintendent Paul Haughey has hit the ground running as he sets up a Student Advisory Committee at David Prouty High School.

"I was hoping for about 12 students, but we have 18 students," said Mr. Haughey.

One of their first tasks was setting up an insurance policy for student Chromebooks.

Each high school student is given a Chromebook for the duration of the school year, and the insurance provides full coverage for damages.

The insurance costs approximately $23 and is a way for families to not be monetarily responsible if the Chromebook gets lost or stolen. The student is also provided a case with a handle and a sleeve for additional protection.

For economically disadvantaged families, the IT department will provide internet access for the student to do their homework.

Mr. Haughey said at the Spencer East Brookfield Regional School District Committee meeting that the student advisory committee will meet throughout the school year, including in October and again before the holidays.