The Clover Park School District Board of Directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged and capable of managing their lives and careers. The board also believes students need to be proficient users of information, media and technology to succeed in a digital world.
Clover Park School District will develop and use electronic resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant, responsible and rigorous ways and for staff to educate them in such areas of need. It is the district’s goal to provide students with rich and ample opportunities to use technology in schools just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings. The district’s technology will enable educators and students to communicate, learn, share, collaborate and create, think and solve problems, manage their work and take ownership of their lives.
The board directs the superintendent or designee to: 1) create strong electronic resources and develop related educational systems that support innovative teaching and learning; 2) provide appropriate staff development opportunities regarding this policy; and 3) develop procedures to support this policy. The superintendent or designee is authorized to develop procedures and acceptable use guidelines for staff and students as to use of district electronic resources, including those that access Internet and social media, and to regulate use of personal electronic resources on district property and related to district activities.
To help ensure student safety and citizenship with electronic resources, all students will be educated about Internet safety. This will include appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.
To promote Internet safety and appropriate behavior of students and staff as they use electronic resources and access material from the Internet, the superintendent or designee is authorized to develop or adopt safety procedures, acceptable use guidelines, and, for students related instructional materials for every grade level. The superintendent or designee in evaluating such procedures and instructional materials should take into account district electronic resources, community norms, privacy rights, responsible use, and issues of concern with student or staff use of electronic resources. As a component of district Internet safety measures, all district-owned electronic resources including computer networks, and Wi-Fi, in all district facilities capable of accessing the Internet must use filtering software to prevent access to obscene, racist, hateful or violent material. However, given the ever-changing nature of the Internet, the district cannot guarantee a student will never be able to access objectionable material.
Further, when students use the Internet from school facilities for educational purposes, district staff will make a reasonable effort to supervise student access and use of the Internet. If material is accessed that violates district policies, procedures or student guidelines for electronic resources or acceptable use, district staff may instruct the person to cease using that material and/or implement sanctions consistent with district policies, procedures, guidelines or student codes of conduct.
Clover Park School District reserves the right at its discretion to access or monitor (with or without notice) use of the computer systems or network. The reasons may include investigating or resolving network or communications problems; preventing system misuse; ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requests; and enforcing Clover Park School District’s acceptable use standards.
Staff and student disciplinary action may be taken if Clover Park School District learns of inappropriate use of computing systems or networks.
|Cross reference:||Board Policy 2020||Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials|
|Board Policy 2025||Copyright Compliance|
|Board Policy 3207||Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying|
|Board Policy 3231||Student Records|
|Board Policy 3240||Student Conduct, Expectations, and Reasonable Sanctions|
|Board Policy 3241||Classroom Management, Discipline and Correction Actions|
|Board Policy 4040||Public Access to District Records|
|Board Policy 4400||Election Activities|
|Board Policy 5281||Disciplinary Action and Discharge|
|Legal Reference:||18 USC 2510-2522||Electronic Communication Privacy Act|
|Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)|
Adoption Date: 04.14.97
Former Policy Number: 4404
Clover Park School District
Revised: 12.10.01; 11.10.08; 06.11.12; 07.09.12; 06.05.15; 10.12.15