Acceptable Use (Technology / 1:1 device)

Staff have been working  on two separate policies that address core elements related to technology usage, one specific to federal guidelines and filtering, and the other to include topics such as: internet safety, digital citizenship, rights & responsibilities, and shared ownership. This work includes a Policy Implementation Procedure (PIP) that addresses issues raised by community members such as homework, recess, etc. The community will have additional opportunities to provide input before the School Board takes action on the acceptable use policies in 2018. See the schedule below.


Draft Policy on Federal Guidelines and Filtering

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The School Board requested that APS update policies relating to student use of digital devices. Students in grades 2-12 are issued devices by APS. In the November 15, 2017 School Board Work Session presentation, information on current APS policies and examples of policies from other districts were provided.

November 15 Presentation

Input received at November 15 meeting on APS and other districts’ Acceptable Use policies:

APS Policies Other Policies
20-2.210 Cape Elizabeth
20-2.215 Coast Unified
30-2.3 Loudoun County
45 Nueva School    Nueva School 2
45-2 Virginia Beach

APS Policies:

Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Technology has reviewed policy 45-2 and has suggested edits.

Examples of policies from other school districts:

11 17 17 Supts Update DRAFT 11 09 17 AUP

Parent resources for using digital technology.

How can I participate?

Community members can review work session presentations, view the February 1 School Board presentation on the adopted policy related to federal guidelines and filtering and participate in the March 5th Community Meeting on the policy addressing elements such as internet safety, digital citizenship, rights and responsibilities and shared ownership.  They can also respond to the online feedback form which will be posted between March 5- 19.

 

What is the timeline?

  • November 15: Community discussion (presentation) at Washington-Lee HS cafeteria from 7-9pm on best practices and examples of policies from other districts.
  • November 15 – December 1: Online community input on best practices and examples of policies from other districts.
  • December/January – Advisory Committee on Technology and Advisory Council on Instruction will review draft policy related to federal guidelines and filtering.
  • January – Community input on draft of policy related to federal guidelines and filtering
  • January 18 – School Board information item on policy related to federal guidelines and filtering.
  • February – Develop draft of second policy addressing other elements of acceptable use such as internet safety, digital citizenship, rights & responsibilities, and shared ownership .
  • February 1 – School Board action item on policy related to federal guidelines and filtering
  • March 5 – Community meeting, Wakefield Cafeteria, 7 pm, on second Acceptable Use Policy
  • March 22 – School Board information item on policy addressing other elements of acceptable use such as internet safety, digital citizenship, rights & responsibilities, and shared ownership .
  • April 5 – School Board action item on policy addressing other elements of acceptable use such as internet safety, digital citizenship, rights & responsibilities, and shared ownership .

 

Acceptable Use input received at Engagement Saturday 9/23/17

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