The School Board of Indian River County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the bylaws and policies of The School Board of Indian River County were adopted on August 13, 2013.


The School Board provides both a business network and a guest network. The business network is a secure network for the conduct of official District business. Access to the business network requires prior approval and authorization by the District. The guest network is a CIPA-compliant non-secured network provided for use by students, contractors, vendors, and other visitors while on school property. Only Board-approved communication devices and authorized users may access the business network. Any non-Board-approved communication devices or non-authorized users must be pre-approved by the Superintendent.

The School Board permits employees, students, Board members, guests, as well as contractors, vendors, agents to use their WCDs (as defined in Bylaw 0100) to wirelessly access the Board's technology resources (see definition in Bylaw 0100) and/or information resources (as defined in Bylaw 0100) while they are on-site at any District facility. Access to the business/guest network shall require authentication.

The Director of Technology Services is charged with developing the necessary standards for connecting WCDs to the Board's technology resources and information 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 confidential data/information, illegal access to confidential data/information, damage to the Board's intellectual property, damage to the District's public image/reputation, and damage to the Board's critical internal systems, from unauthorized use.

The use of WCDs must be consistent with the established standards for appropriate use as defined in Policy 7540.03 and AP 7540.03 - Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, and Policy 7540.04 and AP 7540.04 - Staff Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, Policy 5136 and AP 5136 - Wireless Communication Devices, and Policy 7530.02 – Staff Use of Personal Communication Devices. When an individual connects to and uses the Board’s technology and/or information resources, s/he must agree to abide by all applicable policies, administrative procedures, and laws and regulations (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 Board’s technology and/or information 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 Children’s 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 Board’s technology and/or information resources without authorization may be prospectively denied access to the Board's technology and/or information 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 WCD 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.

Revised 2/14/17

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