- Will unused minutes roll over after each two-week period?
Yes, unused minutes will roll over and will not expire.
- Will students still earn minutes during vacation?
Minutes will not be distributed during school vacations. However, students who are reading to earn minutes can continue to read books over vacation periods, and then take quizzes when they return to school.
- Can students or parents purchase additional minutes?
Students and parents will not be able to purchase additional minutes during the school year. This feature may be available after the program ends, and additional information will be provided at a later date.
- When a student runs out of Million minutes, what can s/he do with the device?
The device can be used to call 911 and to access some built-in applications. Contact your school’s Media Specialist for more information.
- What happens if a student’s phone is lost, stolen or damaged?
Students should treat the Million phone with the same responsibility and care as a regular cell phone or any other valuable item. The school and OKCPS are not responsible if a phone is lost, stolen or damaged. Due to the limited number of phones available to the program, no replacement phones will be available. Your child should notify his/her school’s Media Specialist immediately if the phone is lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized use.
- Can an existing phone number be put on a Million phone?
During the program, families should not put existing phone numbers onto the Million phone. The Million phone will come activated with a phone number. If the phone number is changed, students will not receive minutes.
- Can a parent request that specific functions, like text messaging, be turned off for their child's phone?
OKCPS is sensitive to parents' desire to ensure that the Million is a safe device and is aiming to include safety features. However, TracFone Wireless will not be able to limit the use of certain functions for an individual child's phone. Parents are encouraged to have conversations with their children about the appropriate use of a cell phone.
- What if parents are concerned about their child’s participation in the Million Program?
In order for their child to participate, parents must sign a consent form. Students without a signed consent form can not participate in the program. Parents may withdraw their student from the program at any time. Students will not be penalized in any way by choosing not to participate. To speak to someone regarding specific concerns before making the decision to register a child, parents may contact their school's Media Specialist.
- Can a parent decide to allow their child to participate after the program begins?
Unfortunately, students will not be able to join the program once it begins.
- How can parents get involved?
The school, parents and community's involvement in encouraging students to make the connection between education and success is critical to the Million program. Parents can help support the program by reminding students of the link between effort and success.