St. Johns Public Schools
Bylaws & Policies


For purposes of this policy, "personal communication device" (PCD) includes computers, tablets (e.g., iPad-like devices), electronic readers ("e-readers"; e.g., Kindle-like devices), cell phones, smartphones (e.g., iPhones, Android devices, Windows Mobile devices, etc.), telephone paging devices (e.g., beepers or pagers), and/or other web-enabled devices of any type.

The Board of Education provides both a guest network and business 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, parents, and other visitors while on school property. Only authorized users may access the District network.

The Board of Education permits employees, students, Board members, and/or guests, as well as contractors, vendors, and/or agents, to use their "PCDs" to wirelessly access the District Technology and/or Information Resources (as defined in Bylaw 0100) while they are on-site at any District facility. Access to the District network shall require authentication.

The Superintendent or designee is charged with developing or, is directed to develop the necessary standards for connecting PCDs to the Districtís Technology 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 District's intellectual property, damage to the District's public image/reputation, 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 Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, Policy 7540.04 and AG 7540.04 Ė Staff Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, Policy 5136 and AG 5136 - Personal Communication Devices, Policy 7530.02 - Staff Use of Personal Communication Devices. When an individual connects to and uses the Districtís Technology and/or Information Resources, s/he must agree to abide by all applicable policies, administrative guidelines and laws 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 and/Information Resources without authorization may be prospectively denied access to the Districtís 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 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.

Adopted 1/25/10
Revised 3/11/13
Revised 6/11/18

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