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7542 - Access to Technology Resources from Personal Communication Devices

School Board members, employees, students, parents, and visitors, as well as contractors, vendors, and agents of the District may use their personal communication devices to wirelessly access the District's technology resources (guest or business networks, servers, printers, smart boards, etc.) while they are on-site at any District facility.

For purposes of this policy, a "personal communication device (PCD)" includes computers, tablets, (i.e. iPad-like devices), electronic readers or e-readers (i.e., Kindle-like devices), cell phones, smartphones, and/or other web-enabled devices of any type.

Access to the business/guest network shall require authentication.

Furthermore, if the user will access the District’s technology resources (networks, servers, printers, smart boards, etc.) through a hard-wired connection, the user’s PCD must first be checked by the Information and Technology Division, or designee, to determine that the device meets the established standards for equipment used to access the District’s technology resources.

The Information and Technology Division is charged with developing the necessary standards for connecting to the District's technology resources (e.g., servers, networks, printers, projectors, smart boards, etc.). Access to these standards for connecting to the District's technology resources using a personal communication device of any type shall be provided upon request for all to whom this policy applies.

The use of personal communication devices must be consistent with the established standards for appropriate use as defined in Policy 7540.03 - Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety and Policy 7540.04 - Staff Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety. When an individual connects to and uses the District’s technology resources, she/he must agree to abide by all applicable policies, administrative guidelines and laws.

In order to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act ("CIPA"), the Board utilizes technology protection measures that protect against (e.g., filter or block") access to visual displays/depictions/materials that are obscene, constitute child pornography, and/or are harmful to minors. The Board also utilizes software and/or hardware to monitor online activity to restrict access to child pornography and other material that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors.

When personal devices are used on school board property, users lose any expectation of privacy in the content of their files on the device during investigations related to inappropriate use of the device. Using a PCD on school board property places the device under the same content guidelines as district owned devices as outlined in Policies 7540.03 and 7540.04.

Any user who violates the established standards and/or the Board policies identified above, or who accesses the District’s technology resources without authorization may be denied access to the District's technology resources. If a contractor, vendor or agent of the District commits the violation, the contract may be subject to cancellation. Further, disciplinary action may be taken if a student or employee commits the violation.

The owner of a PCD bears all responsibility and assumes all risk for loss, damage or misuse of said property while it is on Board property. This provision applies, without limitation, to students, employees, contractors, vendors, agents, invitees, visitors, and trespassers.

The Board designates the Superintendent as the administrator responsible for initiating, implementing, and enforcing this policy and its accompanying procedures as they apply to the use of District's technology resources.

Adopted 4/1/14

© Neola 2012

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