Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

7540.02 - WEB CONTENT, SERVICES AND APPS

Creating Web Pages/Sites/Services and Apps

The School Board authorizes staff members and students to create web content, apps and web services (see Bylaw 0100 - Definitions) that will be hosted by the Board on its servers or Corporation-affiliated servers and published on the Internet.

The web content, services and apps must comply with State and Federal law (e.g., copyright laws, Childrenís Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)), reflect the professional image/brand of the Corporation, its employees, and students. Web content, services and apps must be consistent with the Board's Mission Statement and staff-created web content, services and apps are subject to prior review and approval of the Superintendent before being published on the Internet and/or utilized with students.

Student-created web content, services and apps are subject to Policy 5722 - School-Sponsored Student Publications and Productions.

The creation of web content, services and apps by students must be done under the supervision of a professional staff member.

The purpose of web content, services and apps hosted by the Board on its servers or Corporation-affiliated servers is to educate, inform, and communicate. The following criteria should be used to guide the development of such web content, services and apps:

 

A.

Educate

 
 

Content provided in the website should be suitable for and usable by students and teachers to support the curriculum and School Corporation's Objectives as listed in the Corporationís Strategic Plan.

 

B.

Inform

 
 

Content may inform the community about the school, teachers, students, or departments, including information about curriculum, events, class projects, student activities, and departmental policies.

 
 

C.

Communicate

 
 

Content may communicate information about the plans, policies and operations of the Corporation to members of the public and other persons who may be affected by Corporation matters.

The information contained on the website(s) should reflect and support the Corporationís Mission Statement, Educational Philosophy, and the Academic Improvement Process.

When the content includes a photograph or information relating to a student, including Corporation-issued email accounts, the Corporation will abide by the provisions of Policy 8330 - Student Records.

All links included on the Boardís website(s) or web services and apps must also meet the above criteria and comply with State and Federal law (e.g. copyright laws, CIPA, Section 504, ADA, and COPPA). Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the Corporation from linking the Corporation's website(s) to 1) recognized news/media outlets (e.g., local newspapers' websites, local television stations websites) or 2) to websites, services and/or apps that are developed and hosted by outside commercial vendors pursuant to a contract with the Board. The Board recognizes that such third party websites may not contain age-appropriate advertisements that are consistent with the requirements of Policy 9700.01, AG 9700B, and State and Federal law.

Under no circumstances is Corporation-created web content, services or apps to be used for commercial purposes, political lobbying, or to provide financial gains for any employee or student. Included in this prohibition is the fact no web content contained on the Corporationís website may: 1) include statements or other items that support or oppose a candidate for public office, the investigation, prosecution or recall of a public official, or passage of a tax levy or bond issue; 2) link to a website of another organization if the other website includes such a message; or 3) communicate information that supports or opposes any labor organization or any action by, on behalf of, or against any labor organization.

Under no circumstances is staff member-created web content, services or apps, including personal web pages/sites, to be used to post student progress reports, grades, class assignments, or any other similar class-related material. Employees are required to use the Board-specified website, service or app (e.g., Skyward for the purpose of conveying information to students and/or parents.

Web content, services and apps should reflect an understanding that both internal and external audiences will be viewing the information.

School website(s), services and apps must be located on Board-owned or Corporation affiliated servers.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines defining the rules and standards applicable to the use of the Boardís website and the creation of web content, services and apps by staff and students.

The Corporation retains all proprietary rights related to the design of web content, services and apps that are hosted on Board-owned or Corporation-affiliated servers, absent written agreement to the contrary.

Students who want their class work or information regarding their athletic endeavors, if applicable, to be displayed on the Corporation's website must have written parent permission and expressly license display and any related photographs without cost to the Board.

Prior written parental permission is necessary for a student to be identified by name on the Corporation's website.

Instructional Use of Web Services and Apps

The Board authorizes the use of web services and/or apps to supplement and enhance learning opportunities for students either in the classroom or for extended learning outside the classroom.

A teacher who elects to supplement and enhance student learning through the use of web services and/or apps is responsible for verifying/certifying to the Superintendent that the web service or app has a FERPA-compliant privacy policy, and it complies with all requirements of the Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Childrenís Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

The Board further requires:

 

A.

the use of a Board-issued e-mail address in the login process.

 
 

B.

prior written parental permission to use a studentís personal e-mail address in the login process.

P.L. 106-554, Childrenís Internet Protection Act
15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq., Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act
20 U.S.C. 6777, 9134
47 U.S.C. 254, Communications Act of 1934, as amended
34 C.F.R. Part 99, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
47 C.F.R. 54.520, Childrenís Internet Protection Act

Revised 8/8/16
Revised 12/19/16

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