Technology Resources - 2314
The Board of Directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. The Board also believes that staff and students need to be proficient and safe users and consumers of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world.
For this policy, technology is defined as, but not limited to, computers, applications, software, video conferencing systems, interactive displays, scanners, cameras, wired and wireless networks, and internet access.
By providing and implementing technology, the Board intends only to provide a means for District business and educational activities and does not intend to create a first amendment forum for free expression purposes.
The District will implement, develop and use technology as a means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways and for staff to educate students in such areas of need. The District's goal is to provide students technology to be used as educational tools for learning that will prepare students for post-secondary options and life skills.
The Superintendent or designee will:
- implement relevant technology electronic resources and systems that supports teaching and learning;
- provide appropriate staff development opportunities regarding this policy; and
- develop procedures to support this policy. The Superintendent or designee is authorized to develop procedures and acceptable use guidelines for staff and students as to the use of District electronic resources, including those that access the Internet.
To help ensure student safety and citizenship with electronic resources, all students will be educated about internet safety. This will include appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on the Internet (e.g. websites, social media, apps) and cyberbullying awareness and response.
To promote internet safety and appropriate online behavior of students and staff as they use electronic resources and access material from the Internet, the Superintendent or designee is authorized to develop or adopt internet safety procedures, acceptable use guidelines, and related instructional materials for students. The Superintendent or designee in evaluating such procedures and instructional materials should take into account District electronic resources, community norms, privacy rights, responsible use, and issues of concern with student or staff use of electronic resources.
As a component of District internet safety measures, all District-provided networks, including Wi-Fi, capable of accessing the Internet must use filtering software to prevent access to inappropriate material. However, given the ever-changing nature of the Internet, the District cannot guarantee that a student will never be able to access objectionable material.
Further, when students use the Internet from school facilities for educational purposes, District staff will make a reasonable effort to supervise student access and use of the Internet. If material is accessed that violates District policies, procedures or student guidelines for electronic resources or acceptable use, District staff may instruct the person to cease using that material and/or implement sanctions consistent with District policies, procedures, guidelines, or student codes of conduct.
Board Policy 2023 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy
Board Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action
Adoption Date: April 21, 1998
Revised: November 10, 2008
Revised: March 26, 2012
Revised: March 9, 2015
Revised: May 29, 2018
Revised: June 28, 2022