|John Glenn School Corporation|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5136.01 - TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
While in some instances the possession and use of Technology Resources (as defined in Bylaw 0100) and other electronic equipment or devices by a student at school may be appropriate, the possession and use of such Technology Resources and other equipment or devices by students at school also may have the effect of distracting, disrupting and/or intimidating others in the school environment and leading to opportunities for academic dishonesty and other disruptions of the educational process.
Students may use the following Technology Resources and other electronic equipment/devices while riding to and from school on a school bus or other vehicle provided by the Board or on a school bus or Board-provided vehicle during school-sponsored activities if approved by the student’s IEP team/CCC or at the discretion of the bus driver, classroom teacher, sponsor/advisor/coach, building principal:
|A.||cameras (photographic and/or video)|
|C.||tablets (e.g., iPad-like devices)|
|E.||e-readers (e.g., Kindle-like devices)|
|F.||personal digital assistants (PDAs)|
|G.||portable CD/MP3 players with headphones|
Distracting behavior that creates an unsafe environment will not be tolerated.
Students are prohibited from using Technology Resources and other electronic equipment or devices in a manner that may be physically harmful to another person (e.g., shining a laser in the eyes of another student). Further, at no time may any Technology Resources or other electronic equipment/device be utilized by a student in a way that might reasonably create in the mind of another person an impression of being threatened, humiliated, harassed, embarrassed, or intimidated. See Policy 5517.01 – Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior. In particular, students are prohibited from using Technology Resources, a camera, or other electronic equipment/device to: (1) transmit material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit or that can be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based upon their race, national origin, sex (including transgender identity, sexual orientation, and gender identity), age, disability, religion, or political beliefs; and (2) send, share, view or possess pictures, text messages, e-mails or other materials of a sexual nature (i.e., sexting) in electronic or any other form. Violation of these prohibitions shall result in disciplinary action.
Furthermore, such actions will be reported to local law enforcement and child protection services as required by law.
Students are prohibited from using Technology Resources and other electronic equipment/devices to capture, record or transmit test information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud, theft, or academic dishonesty. Similarly, students are prohibited from using Technology Resources and other electronic equipment and devices to capture, record or transmit the words (i.e. audio) and/or images (i.e. pictures/video) of any student, staff member or other person in the school or while attending a school-related activity, without express prior notice and explicit consent for the capture and/or recording of such words or images. Using Technology Resources or other electronic equipment/devices to capture, record or transmit audio and/or pictures/video of an individual without his/her consent is considered an invasion of privacy and is not permitted, unless authorized by the building principal. Technology Resources and other electronic equipment/devices are expressly banned from and may not be possessed, activated, or utilized at any time in any school situation where a reasonable expectation of personal privacy exists. These locations and circumstances include but are not limited to locker rooms, shower facilities, restrooms, classrooms, except as approved by the student’s IEP team/CCC, and any other areas where students or others may change clothes or be in any stage or degree of disrobing or changing clothes. The building principal has authority to make determinations as to other specific locations and situations where possession of a camera or other electronic equipment/device is absolutely prohibited.
Unauthorized Technology Resources and other electronic equipment and devices will be confiscated from the student by school personnel and disciplinary action taken.
If Technology Resources or other electronic equipment/device is confiscated, it will be released/returned to the student's parent/guardian after the student complies with any other disciplinary consequences that are imposed.
Any Technology Resources or other electronic equipment/device confiscated by Corporation staff will be marked in a removable manner with the student's name and held in a secure location in the building's central office until it is retrieved by the parent/guardian. Technology Resources or other electronic equipment/devices in Corporation custody will not be searched or otherwise tampered with unless school officials reasonably suspect that the search is required to discover evidence of a violation of the law or other school rules (e.g., a student is observed using a camera in a prohibited area). Any search will be conducted in accordance with Policy 5771 – Search and Seizure.
Students are personally and solely responsible for the care and security of any Technology Resources and other electronic equipment or devices they bring to school. The Board assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, damage, or vandalism to electronic equipment and devices brought onto its property, or the unauthorized use of such devices.
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