The School Board of Polk 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 Polk County were adopted on November 12, 2013 and were in effect beginning November 12, 2013.


District School Board members, employees, students, parents and visitors, as well as contractors, vendors, and/or agents of the District may use their personal communication devices (PCD) to wirelessly access the District's technology resources (guest or business networks, servers, printers, smart boards, etc.) while they are on-site at any District facility.

For purposes of this policy, a "personal communication device" includes computers, tablets (i.e., iPad-like devices), electronic readers or e-readers (i.e., Kindle-like devices), cell phones, smartphones, and/or other web-enabled devices of any type.

Access to the business/guest network shall require authentication.

The Information Systems and Technology Division is charged with developing the necessary standards for connecting to the District's technology resources (e.g., servers, networks, printers, projectors, smart boards, etc.). Access to these standards for connecting to the District's technology resources using a personal communication device of any type shall be provided upon request for all to whom this policy applies.

The use of personal communication devices must be consistent with the established standards for appropriate use as defined in Policy 7540.03 - Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety and Policy 7540.04 - Staff Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety, and Policy 7530.02 Ė Staff Use of Personal 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 utilizes 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 policies identified above, or who accesses the Districtís technology resources without authorization may be denied access to the District's technology resources. If a contractor, vendor or agent of the District commits the violation, the contract may be subject to cancellation. Further, disciplinary action may be taken if a student or employee commits the violation.

The owner of a PCD bears all responsibility and assumes all risk for loss, damage or misuse of said property while it is on Board property. This provision applies, without limitation, to students, employees, contractors, vendors, agents, invitees, visitors, and trespassers.

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