|Britton Deerfield School District|
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7542 - ACCESS TO DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FROM PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES
The Board permits employees, students, Board members, and/or guests, as well as contractors, vendors, and/or agents to use their personal communication devices ("PCDs") to wirelessly access the District's technology resources (guest or business networks, servers, projectors, printers, etc.) while they are on-site at any District facility. Access to the business/guest network shall require authentication.
For purposes of this policy, "personal communication device" includes computers, tablets (e.g., iPads and similar devices), electronic readers ("e-readers"; e.g., Kindles and similar devices), cell phone (e.g., mobile/cellular telephones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry, iPhone, etc.), and/or other web-enabled devices of any type.
If the user wants to access the Districtís technology resources through a hard-wired connection, the userís PCD must first be checked by the IT Department to verify it meets the established standards for equipment used to access the network.
IT Department is charged with developing (or, is directed to develop) the necessary standards for connecting PCDs to the Districtís technology resources. The standards shall be available upon request.
The standards shall be designed and enforced to minimize the Board's exposure to damages, including, but not limited to, the loss of sensitive District data, illegal access to confidential data, damage to the District's intellectual property, damage to the District's public image, and damage to the District's critical internal systems, from unauthorized use.
The use of PCDs must be consistent with the established standards for appropriate use as defined in Policy 7540.03 and AG 7540.03 Ė Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety, Policy 7540.04 and AG 7540.04 Ė Staff Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety, Policy 5136 and AG 5136 - Personal Communication Device, Policy 7530.02 - Staff Use of Communication Devices. When an individual connects to and uses the Districtís technology resources, s/he must agree to abide by all applicable policies, administrative guidelines and laws (e.g., the user will be presented with a "splash screen" that will set forth the terms and conditions under which s/he will be able to access the Districtís technology resource(s); the user will need to accept the stated terms and conditions before being provided with access to the specified technology resource(s)).
In order to comply with the Childrenís Internet Protection Act ("CIPA"), 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. 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.
Any user who violates the established standards and/or the Board's Acceptable Use policy, or who accesses the Districtís technology resources without authorization may be prospectively denied access to the Districtís technology resources. If the violation is committed by a contractor, vendor or agent of the District, the contract may be subject to cancellation. Further disciplinary action may be taken if the violation is committed by a student or employee.
The owner of a PCD bears all responsibility and assumes all risk of theft, loss, or damage to, or misuse or unauthorized use of the device while it is on Board property. This provision applies to everyone, regardless of their affiliation or connection to the District.
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