A: District-Owned Device Loan Arrangements1. The District-Owned Device (either Chromebook or MacBook) will be referred to as computer henceforth unless otherwise stated. The computer and charger will be provided to students on a “loan for use basis” from the district for the duration of the academic school year.2. The students will have personal access to the computer, during and outside of school hours for the duration of the loan period.3. The laptop and accessories remain the property of the school and will be returned at the end of loan period.4. The computer may be checked by the district at any time, without notice, for content that contravenes the Student Education Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, or other district policies for any material deemed not suitable.5. No personalization of the computer, or charger is acceptable under this agreement, additional stickers, labels, tags or markings of any kind are not to be added to the machine or the protective case.
B: TerminationThe agreement will cease:1. Where the student leaves Napoleon Area City Schools prior to the end of the school year. If a student ceases to be enrolled at the school, he or she is to return the computer to the school in full working order, including all accessories and components.2. Where the student uses the device for inappropriate and/or offensive purposes.3. At the district’s written request to do so.4. Identification labels have been placed on the computer. These labels are not to be removed or modified. If they become damaged or missing, contact the school to arrange for placement of a new sticker.
C: Preparation1. It is an expectation that the computer is available to be used throughout the school day. Students are required to bring their computer to school each day, charged and ready to use.
D: Data Protection1. Each student is entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information held in the user’s account, including the user’s password and for any activity that occurs under the user’s account as a result of failing to keep this information secure and confidential.
E: Access to Wireless1. Access to the school’s wireless system will be provided to students on their school owned device.2. The laptop may be used at home and connected to home networks and Internet services for out of school hours use. It is the student’s responsibility not to access or download any inappropriate material from the Internet.3. The computer will have CIPA compliant internet filtering installed. Students will not utilize any system that will bypass this filtering. Any attempts to do so will result in disciplinary action.
F: Insurance and Damage1. The Parent/Guardian/Student is responsible for making an annual payment of (7th & 8th Grade $35; 9th - 12th Grade $50) to the Insurance Protection Fund. The fund is established in order to make repairs in the event of accidental damage to a student's computer.2. All 1:1 participants are required to make the annual payment before the computer will be issued to the student. In the event that you are unable to make this payment please contact the JH/SH Office to review alternative device/payment options for your student.3. The payment is not refundable nor prorated for partial years of student enrollment.4. The Insurance Protection Fund covers bonafide accidental damage (1st instance), as determined by the district. Subsequent damage to the students device will be charged at the following rates: Chromebook - Liquid Damage $100, Case Top/Bottom $75, Screen $60, Lost or Damaged Charger $15; Macbook - Liquid Damage $150, Case Top/Bottom $125, Screen $125, Lost or Damaged Charger $40.5. If equipment is found to be faulty, then it must be returned immediately to the school for repair.6. Damage caused by a deliberate act of the student is not covered by this protection fund. If a computer is lost or damaged due to neglect, the Parent/Guardian/Student may be liable for the cost of repairs up to the depreciated value of the laptop.
G: Parental Responsibilities1. Parents are responsible for managing computer use and care outside of school.2. Additional programs, apps, or other content may not be installed on the computer by anyone other than approved School personnel. The district reserves the right to remove any content which interferes with learning or is otherwise deemed inappropriate (e.g., creates unacceptable risk to the student, property or the District).
H: Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy - BOE 7540.03Technology has fundamentally altered the ways in which information is accessed, communicated, and transferred in society. As a result, educators are continually adapting their means and methods of instruction, and the way they approach student learning, to incorporate the vast, diverse, and unique resources available through the Internet. The Board of Education provides Technology Resources (as defined in Bylaw 0100) to support the educational and professional needs of its students and staff. With respect to students, District Technology Resources afford them the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to learn effectively and live productively in a digital world. The Board provides students with access to the Internet for limited educational purposes only and utilizes online educational services/apps to enhance the instruction delivered to its students. The District's computer network and Internet system does not serve as a public access service or a public forum, and the Board imposes reasonable restrictions on its use consistent with its limited educational purpose.The Board regulates the use of District Technology Resources by principles consistent with applicable local, State, and Federal laws, the District's educational mission, and articulated expectations of student conduct as delineated in the Student Code of Conduct. This policy and its related administrative guidelines and the Student Code of Conduct govern students' use of District Technology Resources and students' personal communication devices when they are connected to the District computer network, Internet connection, and/or online educational services/apps, or when used while the student is on Board-owned property or at a Board‑sponsored activity (see Policy 5136).Users are required to refrain from actions that are illegal (such as libel, slander, vandalism, harassment, theft, plagiarism, inappropriate access, and the like) or unkind (such as personal attacks, invasion of privacy, injurious comment, and the like). Because its Technology Resources are not unlimited, the Board has also instituted restrictions aimed at preserving these resources, such as placing limits on use of bandwidth, storage space, and printers.Users have no right or expectation to privacy when using District Technology Resources (including, but not limited to, privacy in the content of their personal files, e-mails, and records of their online activity when using the District's computer network and/or Internet connection).First, the Board may not be able to technologically limit access, through its Technology Resources, to only those services and resources that have been authorized for the purpose of instruction, study and research related to the curriculum. Unlike in the past when educators and community members had the opportunity to review and screen materials to assess their appropriateness for supporting and enriching the curriculum according to adopted guidelines and reasonable selection criteria (taking into account the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities, and developmental levels of the students who would be exposed to them), access to the Internet, because it serves as a gateway to any publicly available file server in the world, opens classrooms and students to electronic information resources that may not have been screened by educators for use by students of various ages.Pursuant to Federal law, the Board has implemented 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, as defined by the Children's Internet Protection Act. At the discretion of the Board or the Superintendent, the technology protection measures may be configured to protect against access to other material considered inappropriate for students to access. The Board also utilizes software and/or hardware to monitor online activity of students to restrict access to child pornography and other material that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors. The technology protection measures may not be disabled at any time that students may be using District Technology Resources, if such disabling will cease to protect against access to materials that are prohibited under the Children's Internet Protection Act. Any student who attempts to disable the technology protection measures will be subject to discipline.The Superintendent or Technology Director may temporarily or permanently unblock access to websites or online educational services/apps containing appropriate material, if access to such sites has been inappropriately blocked by the technology protection measures. The determination of whether material is appropriate or inappropriate shall be based on the content of the material and the intended use of the material, not on the protection actions of the technology protection measures.Parents are advised that a determined user may be able to gain access to services and/or resources on the Internet that the Board has not authorized for educational purposes. In fact, it is impossible to guarantee students will not gain access through the Internet to information and communications that they and/or their parents may find inappropriate, offensive, objectionable or controversial. Parents of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using the Internet.Pursuant to Federal law, students shall receive education about the following:safety and security while using e-mail, chat rooms, social media, and other forms of direct electronic communicationsthe dangers inherent with the online disclosure of personally identifiable informationthe consequences of unauthorized access (e.g., "hacking", "harvesting", "digital piracy", "data mining", etc.), cyberbullying and other unlawful or inappropriate activities by students online, andunauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personally-identifiable information regarding minors Staff members shall provide instruction for their students regarding the appropriate use of technology and online safety and security as specified above. Furthermore, staff members will monitor the online activities of students while at school.Monitoring may include, but is not necessarily limited to, visual observations of online activities during class sessions; or use of specific monitoring tools to review browser history and network, server, and computer logs.Building principals are responsible for providing training so that Internet users under their supervision are knowledgeable about this policy and its accompanying guidelines. The Board expects that staff members will provide guidance and instruction to students in the appropriate use of District Technology Resources. Such training shall include, but not be limited to, education concerning appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social media, including in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response. All users of District Technology Resources (and their parents if they are minors) are required to sign a written agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of this policy and its accompanying guidelines.Students will be assigned a school email account that they are required to utilize for all school-related electronic communications, including those to staff members, peers, and individuals and/or organizations outside the District with whom they are communicating for school-related projects and assignments. Further, as directed and authorized by their teachers, they shall use their school-assigned email account when signing-up/registering for access to various online educational services, including mobile applications/apps that will be utilized by the student for educational purposes.Students are responsible for good behavior when using District Technology Resources – i.e., behavior comparable to that expected of students when they are in classrooms, school hallways, and other school premises and school sponsored events. Communications on the Internet are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communication apply. The Board does not approve any use of its Technology Resources that is not authorized by or conducted strictly in compliance with this policy and its accompanying guidelines.Students may only use District Technology Resources to access or use social media if it is done for educational purposes in accordance with their teacher's approved plan for such use.Users who disregard this policy and its accompanying guidelines may have their use privileges suspended or revoked, and disciplinary action taken against them. Users are personally responsible and liable, both civilly and criminally, for uses of District Technology Resources that are not authorized by this policy and its accompanying guidelines.The Board designates the Superintendent and Technology Director as the administrators responsible for initiating, implementing, and enforcing this policy and its accompanying guidelines as they apply to students’ use of District Technology Resources.Revised 7/16/12 & Revised 11/19/14
I: Acknowledgment of District-Owned Device Loan Agreement and BOE PoliciesUse of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. The Board of Education’s Internet connection is provided for educational purposes only. Unauthorized and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of this privilege. The Board has implemented the use of a Technology Protection Measure which is a specific technology that will protect against (e.g., block/filter) Internet access to visual displays that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors. The Board also monitors online activity of students in an effort to restrict access to child pornography and other material that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors. Nevertheless, parents/guardians are advised that determined users may be able to gain access to information, communication and/or services on the Internet which the Board has not authorized for educational purposes and/or which they and/or their parents/guardians may find inappropriate, offensive, objectionable or controversial. Parents/Guardians assume this risk by consenting to allow their students to participate in the use of the Internet. Students accessing the Internet through the school's computers assume personal responsibility and liability, both civil and criminal, for unauthorized or inappropriate use of the Internet. The Board has the right to monitor, review and inspect any directories, files and/or messages residing on or sent using the Board's computers/networks. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Parent/GuardianAs the parent/guardian of this student, I have read the Student Education Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy and Guidelines, and have discussed them with my child. I understand that student access to the Internet is designed for educational purposes and that the Board has taken available precautions to restrict and/or control student access to material on the Internet that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors. However, I recognize that it is impossible for the Board to restrict access to all objectionable and/or controversial materials that may be found on the Internet. I will not hold the Board (or any of its employees, administrators or officers) responsible for materials my child may acquire or come in contact with while on the Internet. Additionally, I accept responsibility for communicating to my child guidance concerning his/her acceptable use of the Internet - i.e., setting and conveying standards for my daughter/son to follow when selecting, sharing and exploring information and resources on the Internet. I further understand that individuals and families may be liable for violations To the extent that proprietary rights in the design of a web site hosted on the Board's servers would vest in my child upon creation, I agree to assign those rights to the Board. I give permission for my child to use and access the Internet at school and for the Board to issue an Internet/email account to my child. I authorize and license the Board to post my child's class work on the Internet without infringing upon any copyright my child may own with respect to such class work. I understand only my child's first name will accompany such class work.
I have read the above information concerning the arrangements for the use, by my child, of a district-owned device for the duration of the loan agreement.