605.4R2 Computer and/or Tablet Policy

The PCM Community School District has computers and/or tablets for its faculty members and/or students to use inside and outside of school in order to enhance, enrich, and facilitate learning and teaching and to aid in administrative duties and school communications. All computers, tablets, and related equipment are school district property. The use of the district’s computers, tablets, and related equipment shall be subject to all of the terms and conditions set out in the district’s policies on appropriate use of computers, computer-like equipment, computer network systems, and the internet.

 

Staff Members’ Use of District’s Computer and/or Tablet

Prior to using the district’s computers, tablets, and related equipment, staff members will sign a Staff Computer and/or Tablet Acceptance Form and Consent to Use of the District’s Computers, Computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, and Internet Access and agree to all outlined policies before being issued a computer and/or tablet. Staff members shall not attempt to install software or hardware or change the system configuration, including any network settings, on any district computer and/or tablet without prior consultation with the district’s technology department. Staff members shall not attempt to change or modify in any way any related equipment that they are issued with the district’s computer and/or tablet.

 

Staff members shall protect district computers, tablets, and related equipment from damage and theft. Each staff member shall be responsible for any damage to the computer, tablet, related equipment, or the computer’s hardware and/or software they have been issued from the time it is issued to them until the time it is turned back in to the district (including labor costs). Staff members who choose to store school data, such as grades, tests, or exams, on district computers and/or tablets are required to back up this data on the district’s network as a safety precaution against data loss.

 

Students’ Use of District’s Computer and/or Tablet

Prior to using the district’s computers, tablets, and related equipment, a parent/guardian and/or the student with sign a Consent to Student Use of the District’s Computers, Computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, and Internet Access and agree to all outlined policies, including those stated in the Student 1:1 Handbook, before being issued a computer and/or tablet.

 

Students shall protect district computers, tablets, and related equipment from damage and theft. Each student shall be responsible for any damage to the computer, tablet, related equipment, or the computer’s hardware and/or software they have been issued from the time it is issued to them until the time it is turned back in to the district (including labor costs).

 

Approved 04/17/2017   Reviewed                Revised