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Student & Family Handbook 2018.2019 » Computer Resources

Computer Resources

District resources have been invested in computer technology to broaden instruction and to prepare students for an increasingly computerized society. Use of these resources is restricted to students working under a teacher’s supervision, and for approved purposes only. Students and parents will be asked to sign a user agreement regarding appropriate use of these resources. By signing the user agreement, students and parents agree that they have read and understand the Board policies governing the use of equipment, the district network and student conduct. Violations of this agreement may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.
Students and parents should be aware that email communications, using district computers, are not private and may be monitored by staff. Students may not access social media sites using district equipment, while on district property, or at a district-sponsored activity unless the posting is approved by a teacher. The district will not be liable for information posted by students on social media websites, such as Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc., when the student is not engaged in district activities and not using district equipment.

The district reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review and store at any time and without prior notice any and all usage of the computer network and Internet access and any and all information transmitted or received in connection with such usage. All such information files shall be and remain the property of the school district and no user shall have any expectation of privacy regarding such material.

Federal law requires the district to place filtering devices on school computers to block entry to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, harmful or inappropriate for students as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act and as determined by the Superintendent or his/her designee. At no time are students allowed to circumvent or attempt to disable the internet filtering or security measures that are in place for their safety. Violations may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.

The Board of Education is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st Century learning environment. Therefore students (plus staff) will be permitted to access the district’s wireless network with their personal devices during the school day. With teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the Internet and collaborate with other students using district recommended sites and applications.

Students and parents/guardians participating in the Bring Your Own Device Technology Program must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as all applicable Board policies, particularly the student Computer Acceptable Use Policy (Student Use of the District’s Computer Systems and Internet Safety Policy #5148, Regulations #5148R a-i).

Electronic Devices and Games (Radios, Cameras, CD/DVD Players)

Students are not permitted to possess such items as radios, CD/MP3 players, iPods, tape recorders, video recorders, DVD players, cameras, or electronic games at school, unless prior permission has been obtained from the principal. Without such permission, these items must be stored in lockers or backpacks upon entering the building. Otherwise, the items will be collected by teachers and turned in to the principal. The principal will determine whether to return the item at the end of the day to be taken home by the student or whether the parent will be contacted to pick up the item. Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Students found to be using any electronic devices in violation of board policy and school rules shall be subject to disciplinary action. Further, a student may be disciplined for creating and/or distributing written or electronic material, including Internet material, images, videos and blogs that cause substantial disruption to school operations or interferes with the rights of other students or staff members.
The sending, sharing, viewing or possessing pictures, emails or other material of a sexual nature in electronic or any other form on cellphones or other electronic devices is prohibited.