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  • DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE GUIDE 2013-14 SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 OF LEXINGTON AND RICHLAND COUNTIES School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties provides this guide so that students and their parents/guardians can become familiar with the district’s iPad mini project. This document contains a brief overview of the project, frequently asked questions, forms and other documentation. iFive Project
  • 1 This document will be accessible to all students and parents online at: https://sites.google.com/a/lexrich5.org/lex-en-rich5-ipadproject/ School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties would like to express our deepest appreciation to all who provided materials to help make this document complete. A special gratitude is given to Lexington School District One and Richland School District Two for sharing their stories and documents of success and failures during their mobile project implementations.
  • 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT...................................................................................................4 RECEIVING/RETURNING YOUR DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE Distribution of District Issued Mobile Device ....................................................................................5 Return of District Issued Mobile Device ...........................................................................................5 Identification of District Issued Mobile Device ..................................................................................6 CARING FOR THE DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE General Precautions.........................................................................................................................6 Carrying District Issued Mobile Device.............................................................................................6 Screen Care......................................................................................................................................7 USING YOUR DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE District Issued Mobile Device Left at Home......................................................................................7 District Issued Mobile Device Undergoing Repair............................................................................7 Charging Your District Issued Mobile Device Battery.......................................................................7 Home Internet Access ......................................................................................................................7 Camera Use......................................................................................................................................7 Apps and Downloads........................................................................................................................7 District Issued Mobile Device Camera, Microphone, Speakers & Earphones .................................8 Document Storage & User Guides ...................................................................................................8 MANAGING YOUR FILES AND SAVING YOUR WORK Saving to the Network Home Directory ............................................................................................9 Network Connectivity........................................................................................................................9 APPLICATIONS ON DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE Originally Installed Applications........................................................................................................9 Additional Applications ...................................................................................................................10 Inspection .......................................................................................................................................10 Procedure for Reloading Applications ............................................................................................10 Application Upgrades .....................................................................................................................10
  • 3 DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP District Responsibilities...................................................................................................................10 Student Responsibilities .................................................................................................................11 Parent/Guardian Responsibilities ...................................................................................................11 Creative Commons Copyright ........................................................................................................11 District Issued Mobile Device Care.................................................................................................11 DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE DAMAGE OR LOSS Terms of the District Issued Mobile Device Agreement .................................................................13 Terms of the District Issued Mobile Device Agreement with or without the Optional Protection Plan............................................................................................................14 User Misuse, Abuse or Damage.....................................................................................................14 Title .................................................................................................................................................14 Repossession .................................................................................................................................14 Liability............................................................................................................................................14 Repair or Replacement Charges....................................................................................................15 APPENDIX A School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties Acceptable Use Agreement ......................16 Student Pledge for Use of the District Issued Mobile Device (Needs Parent Signature)...............19 Acceptance Signature (Student and Parent Signature) .................................................................20 District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan Agreement (Needs Parent Signature) ....21 APPENDIX B District Issued Mobile Device Usage Rules.................................................................................................22
  • 4 Dear Students, Parents and Guardians: School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties has a long history of academic success. As the world changes and as technology advances, we must be at the forefront, ensuring our students have the very best opportunity for success in school and in life. We are committed to preparing our students for the challenges they will face as they pursue higher education and enter the work place. This includes integrating appropriate technology into the learning process. A great teacher remains the single most important factor in student academic performance. However, understanding and applying technology to enhance learning is critical as we move forward in this dynamic and rapidly changing world. We have taken careful yet meaningful steps to bring technology including personal learning devices to District Five. We understand that we must balance the desire to have the latest technology with the realities of our budget and the potential misuse of these new technologies. I am convinced that our plan will help continue our legacy of academic success. We will not only continue to be recognized as a “World Class” school district all across our nation, we will make sure teachers have the setting and resources they need to do their best work and students have the setting and instruction they need to perform at their optimum levels and compete globally. For the 2013-14 school year, we will be providing iPad Mini’s for all high school students. This initiative will serve as a bridge as we move forward with our vision to transform the District into a Device Adaptable Technology System (DATS) TM . Over the next three years, we will maximize the capabilities of the iPad Mini’s, continue to allow teachers and students to use other devices currently supported by our technology infrastructure, conduct professional development to ensure teachers have the skills they need to optimize student learning using technology and make improvements to our technology infrastructure. When completed, DATSTM will allow all students to have a personalized learning device that is tailored to their individual learning needs. When we put a mobile device in the hands of a student, we significantly advance their learning opportunities. They will have access to the most current information and educational tools available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This technology will support teachers as they design learning experiences beyond the textbook. We ask that you partner with us on all aspects of the iFive Project. Together, we must ensure that our students use these new learning tools appropriately. Thank you for becoming partners with us to make this iFive Project a success for our students and enabling our student to be successful in life. Sincerely yours, Stephen W. Hefner, Ed.D. Superintendent
  • 5 DISTRIBUTION/RETURNING YOUR DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE Distribution of District Issued Mobile Device District Issued Mobile Device will be distributed each year during each school’s District Issued Mobile Device Orientation. **Students must attend the orientation, sign and return the District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan and Acceptable Use Agreement before the school can issue a District Issued Mobile device to a student. **Parents must agree to pay or opt out of the optional protection plan for the student, sign and agree for the student to return the District Issued Mobile District Issued Mobile device signed agreement. The District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan offers families an option for protecting the District Issued Mobile Device. Please review the District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan included in this handbook. Returning District Issued Mobile Device  Responsibility for damage of a District Issued Mobile Device is determined by whether the parent and/or student opts for the Optional Protection Plan. Additional cost to the parent or student can be found on page 14 of this District 5 District Issued Mobile Device Guide.  Responsibility for loss of a District Issued Mobile Device, the student or parent/guardian must report the loss to the school technology desk within 48 hours. (Note: The sooner the loss is reported, the more likely the device will be recovered. If not recovered, the cost will be charged to the student/parent.)  Students transferring out of or leaving School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties during the school year must return the District Issued Mobile Device (including power cords, cases and any other district-issued or school-issued accessories) before leaving the school. These students need to follow standard school checkout procedures. These procedures can be located on your school website.  Seniors will return their District Issued Mobile Device (including power cords, cases and any other district-issued or school-issued accessories) to their home school before leaving the school.  If a student does not return his/her District Issued Mobile Device upon leaving the district, the student will be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. The student will also be required to pay the replacement cost for a new District Issued Mobile Device.  If a student returns his/her District Issued Mobile Device damaged, costs for replacement or repairs are the student’s responsibility. The district will charge the student the cost of needed repairs, not to exceed the replacement cost of the District Issued Mobile Device.
  • 6  If a student opts out of the Optional Protection Plan and their device is damaged when it is returned, that student is responsible for all costs for repairs or replacement. If a student is covered under the plan, repairs are covered per the guidelines on the following pages. Identification of District Issued Mobile Device Each student’s District Issued Mobile Device will be labeled in the manner specified by the district. The District Issued Mobile Device can be identified by Serial Number and the School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties Inventory Label. The district inventory label should not be removed from the device. CARING FOR THE DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE The District Issued Mobile Device is district property. All users will follow these guidelines and the School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA). Students are responsible for the general care of their school-issued District Issued Mobile Device. Students must take any damaged District Issued Mobile Device or devices failing to operate properly to the school technology desk for evaluation and/or repair. General Precautions  Use only a clean, soft cloth to clean the screen. Do not use cleansers or liquids of any type.  If the Mobile Device is returned damaged or de-faced the student/parent shall cover the replacement cost.  Carefully insert cords and cables into the District Issued Mobile Device to prevent damage.  District Issued Mobile Device and district-issued covers must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers or labels not the property of School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties of Lexington and Richland Counties.  Never leave your District Issued Mobile Device in an unlocked locker, unlocked car or any other unsupervised area where theft can occur.  Students are responsible for keeping their District Issued Mobile Device’s battery charged for school each day. Carrying District Issued Mobile Device  The district provides students with protective cases for their District Issued Mobile Device. These cases have sufficient padding for typical use.  Students must keep their District Issued Mobile Device inside the protective cases at all times.  Cases should not hold other objects. Folders, workbooks, etc. should be kept in a book bag or carried separately to avoid placing excessive pressure and weight on the District Issued Mobile Device screen.
  • 7 Screen Care  Screen damage will occur when pressure is applied to the screen. Users must avoid leaning on the top of the device or placing objects in a book bag or protective case in a way that it applies pressure to the screen.  Use only a clean, soft cloth to clean the screen. Do not use cleansers or liquids of any type.  Do not bump the District Issued Mobile Device against lockers, walls, car doors, floors, etc., as it will crack and break the screen. USING YOUR DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE District Issued Mobile Devices are intended for use at school each day. Students are responsible for bringing their District Issued Mobile Device to all classes, unless specifically instructed otherwise by the teacher. In addition to teacher expectations for device use, students may access school messages, announcements, calendars and schedules using their District Issued Mobile Device. District Issued Mobile Device Left at Home Students who leave their District Issued Mobile Device at home are still responsible for completing their daily course work. Offense may result in disciplinary action. District Issued Mobile Device Undergoing Repair The school may issue a loaner District Issued Mobile Device to a student while his/her District Issued Mobile Device is being repaired by staff at the school technology desk. A student may not receive a loaner immediately. There may be a delay depending upon availability of a loaner District Issued Mobile Device. Charging Your District Issued Mobile Device Battery The District Issued Mobile Device must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition. Students must charge their District Issued Mobile Device each evening. Repeat violations of not charging the battery for the school day may result in students being required to “check out” their mobile computing device daily from the school technology desk. Home Internet Access Students may establish Wi-Fi connections with their District Issued Mobile Device outside of school. Students can then use the mobile computing device wherever access is available. Apps & Downloads Students are allowed to personalize their District Issued Mobile Device through photos, music, and apps. There will be limited storage on the device and academic files take priority over personal files. Several backup options exist to cloud storage or personal computers. Parents should monitor their
  • 8 student's use of the District Issued Mobile Device and the Internet. For example, “Angry Birds” is a way for a student to personalize their District Issued Mobile Device. There is no age restriction on it, and yet some parents may choose to not allow that app to be installed on their student’s District Issued Mobile Device. That is a family decision to make, not a district one.
 All programs and apps originally installed on the District Issued Mobile Device by District 5 must remain on the District Issued Mobile Device in usable condition and be easily accessible at all times. District Issued Mobile Device Camera, Microphone, Speakers & Earphones • The District Issued Mobile Device is equipped with front and rear facing photo camera and video camera, a microphone to record sound, and speakers. While some teachers may request students to use these components for different assignments, students should not sound record, take photos or videos or play back sound or music from the speakers without the permission of the teacher and/or persons they are recording. • District policy prohibits harassment and bullying. Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, forwarding, downloading, scanning or displaying materials that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, threatening, discriminatory, harassing and/or illegal is a violation of the agreement. • District policy and Federal Law prohibits students to access, download, post or submit, publish, scan, display or distribute or forward sexually explicit or sexually suggestive materials. • Users of the District Issued Mobile Device are expected to comply with district policies regarding these matters. Failure to appropriately use the device and/or violation of district policies will result in suspension of computer privileges and disciplinary action. • If allowed to use earphones, the appropriate volume level is when only the person wearing the earphones can hear the sound. Parents and students are able to create a volume limit for the headphones by tapping Settings - Music - Volume Limit. Document Storage At all schools, we consider the District Issued Mobile Device in our classrooms to be a textbook, research tool, library, creation station, homework center, planner, collaboration tool, and much, much more. We know that incorporating the District Issued Mobile Device into our schools will benefit our teachers, students, and families. There will be limited storage on the device and academic files take priority over personal files. Several backup options exist to cloud storage (ex. DropBox, Box, iCloud) or personal computers (ex. student home folders). There are several reasons for this: • In the event the device needs to be “wiped,” all files stored on the device will be lost. • If the device is lost, stolen, or damaged the student will still be able to access his/her work. • Academic resources take priority on the device; anything personal is secondary. If you need to delete personal files to make room for academic, you must do so. • The memory space of the District Issued Mobile Device is 16GB. After installing programs, apps, textbooks, and like, there is not a lot of storage space. • If too much of the memory is occupied, it will slow the device.
  • 9 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to students’ educational records including photographs. You can read more about FERPA in the Forms and Notices packet you received at the beginning of school and/or online at www.lexrich5.org under the Parents/Community tab. For this reason, students must obtain permission to publish or make publicly available a photograph or video of any school-related activity. Unauthorized recordings are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement (see Appendix A). School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties retains the rights to any recording and/or publishing or students member’s work or images created using district-owned property. MANAGING YOUR FILES AND SAVING YOUR WORK Saving to the Network Home Directory Students may save their work to their folder on the school’s server via WebDAV — Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning, a type of cloud storage, since they will have limited storage space on their District Issued Mobile Device. WebDAV is based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that facilitates collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on World Wide Web servers. Students will download files to work on them and save them back to the cloud. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her work is not lost due to mechanical failure or accidental deletion. District Issued Mobile Device malfunctions are not an acceptable excuse for failure to submit work. Network Connectivity School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties makes no assurance that the network will be operational at all times. In the rare instance that the network may not be operational, the district will make every effort to ensure the network is functioning in a timely manner. APPLICATIONS ON DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE Originally Installed Applications The applications originally installed by School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties on each District Issued Mobile Device must remain on the District Issued Mobile Device in usable condition and readily accessible at all times. You may not remove these required applications, and staff will periodically check District Issued Mobile Device to ensure that students have not removed them. The school may also add other applications periodically. Some licenses for applications require that the application be deleted from the District Issued Mobile Device at the
  • 10 completion of a course. If this applies to an application for student use, technology staff will re-sync the devices of the students in that course. Additional Applications School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties syncs District Issued Mobile Device so that the devices contain the necessary applications for school work. Students will be permitted to load additional applications on their District Issued Mobile Device as long as they do so in accordance with the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement. You can read the entire Acceptable Use Agreement in Appendix A. Inspection Staff may randomly select students and ask them to provide their District Issued Mobile Device for inspection. Procedure for Reloading Applications If technical difficulties occur or unauthorized applications are discovered, technology staff will re-sync the District Issued Mobile Device. The school does not accept responsibility for the loss of applications or documents deleted due to a re-sync. Application Upgrades The district will distribute upgraded versions of licensed applications from time to time through network processes or manually by a technician. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Citizenship is a concept that helps students understand how to use technology appropriately in a society full of technology. The district expects students to use technology appropriately and responsibly whether in electronic communication or participation. (see Appendix B) The district has electronic precautions in place in order for students to participate safely and securely in this environment and enjoy the rights of a digital world in an educational setting. District Responsibilities The school will provide Internet Access and a closed, internal-only email system to students. School staff will help students conduct research and ensure student compliance with the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement (see Appendix A). Filtering/blocking of inappropriate Internet materials is done at the district level, and the district provides network data storage areas for all students. School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties reserves the right to investigate any inappropriate use of resources and to review, monitor and restrict information stored on or transmitted via School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties-owned equipment and resources.
  • 11 Student Responsibilities Students will abide by the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement (see Appendix A) and:  contact an administrator about any security issue they encounter  monitor all activity on their personal account(s)  always shut down and secure their District Issued Mobile Device after use to protect their work and information.  report email containing inappropriate or abusive language or questionable subject matter to a teacher or administrator at school.  return their District Issued Mobile Device to the issuing school on the date they withdraw from school or transfer to another school. (This also applies to seniors who leave school mid-year or who graduate.) These students need to follow standard school checkout procedures. Parent/Guardian Responsibilities Talk to your children about the values and standards you expect your children to follow as they use the Internet just as you talk to them about their use of all other media information sources such as television, telephone, movies, radio, etc. Parents are encouraged to monitor student activity at home, especially Internet access. Creative Commons Copyright At a teacher’s discretion, student work may be uploaded to the Internet. The student owns the copyright to his/her original work(s). Students will be encouraged to select one of the Creative Commons Copyright licenses to include with their work. This license will state how the work can be used by others. District Issued Mobile Device Care Each student is responsible for maintaining his/her District Issued Mobile Device. District Issued Mobile Device batteries must be charged and ready for school daily. Only labels or stickers approved by School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties may be applied to the District Issued Mobile Device or district-issued protective case. District Issued Mobile Device protective cases furnished by the school district must be returned with only normal wear and no alterations to avoid a case replacement fee. Malfunctioning or damaged mobile computing devices must be reported to the school technology desk. School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties will be responsible for repairing mobile computing devices that malfunction.
  • 12 Students are responsible for any and all damage to their District Issued Mobile Device. Fees for damage or loss will be determined depending on whether or not the student chooses the protection plan. If a student is covered under the Optional Protection Plan, all repairs are covered but limited to two (2) screen breaks per school year. If a student opts out of the Optional Protection Plan and their device is damaged when it is returned, that student is responsible for all costs for repairs or replacement. A lost District Issued Mobile Device must be reported within 48 hours to the school mobile device help desk. A stolen District Issued Mobile Device must be reported within 48 hours to the school technology desk and the Lexington or Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Security - District 5 has purchased programs to help with security and syncing. These programs allow for automatic updates and wireless access. They also provide administrators with the ability to remotely and instantly lock, clear, manage passcodes and inventory data on the device. • Students should guard their personal information when using the District Issued Mobile Device. As stated in the Handbook and Agreement, “do not send any message that includes your personal information such as: passwords, home address, personal phone numbers, your last name or another person’s last name, and information about your schedule (where you are/will be, timings, dates, etc.).” • The District Issued Mobile Device is provided to students to be brought back and forth between school and home. • Never leave a District Issued Mobile Device unattended. It is the student’s responsibility to keep his/her District Issued Mobile Device stored in a safe, secure, temperature appropriate space. Students are not allowed to have in their possession any other student’s District Issued Mobile Device. Any District Issued Mobile Device found unattended will be brought to the Student Support Help Desk location. • Students should password-protect their District Issued Mobile Device. This will help secure personal information. (Technology administrators are able to remotely unlock and lock Device if necessary.)  District Issued Mobile Device should not be loaned to another person. Do not let family members download applications, programs or view inappropriate content. Each District Issued Mobile Device is assigned to one person, and that one person is responsible entirely for that particular District Issued Mobile Device. • Any labels applied to the device by District 5 staff needs to remain intact on the device, undamaged at all times. • Do not remove or uninstall District 5 installed apps and programs on a mobile device. • Do not attempt to “jailbreak” or hack a District 5 District Issued Mobile Device. Do not attempt to remove or circumvent the management system installed on each District Issued Mobile Device. Using or possessing hacking software is a violation of the agreement. • Students who violate these terms will have their District Issued Mobile Device “wiped”. District 5 is not responsible for lost documents, photos, music and the like. In addition to the device being “wiped,” the student could face disciplinary action. DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE DAMAGE OR LOSS Terms of the District Issued Mobile Device Agreement
  • 13 Terms and conditions that apply to the usage of the District Issued Mobile Device under the Optional Protection Plan are as follows:  Parents may pay an annual fee of $50 for an optional non-refundable annual protection plan for their student’s District Issued Mobile Device. You must make the decision to opt in or opt out of this protection plan prior to your student taking possession of the property.  If the fee creates a financial hardship on the student or parent/guardian, contact your school’s administration about payment options. Upon proof of financial hardship, the administration can elect to create a payment plan where the student/parent/guardian can pay fees through a payment schedule.  The District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan covers parts and repair for system- related issues or failures occurring from normal use. It does not cover intentional damage or damage associated with misuse of the District Issued Mobile Device.  The Optional Protection Plan covers two accidentally broken screens in a school year.  In the event a District Issued Mobile Device covered by the Optional Protection Plan is stolen, the student or parent/guardian must report the theft to the school and file a police report within 48 hours. As with any piece of school property checked out to a student, families are responsible for its appropriate care. Students are entirely responsible for their assigned District Issued Mobile Device. Situations that result in a District Issued Mobile Device being damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen, will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Incidents of negligence or repeated incidents may become the financial responsibility of the family, up to the full replacement cost of the device.  If a District Issued Mobile Device is recovered, please turn the device to the School Technology Help Desk.  If a District Issued Mobile Device is lost, please first go to the Student Technology Help Desk to see if it has been recovered.  If a student transfers out, moves away, is expelled or graduates early, they must return his/her assigned District Issued Mobile Device to District 5, with case and charger, before departing the district. Please return items to the Student Technology Help Desk. Failure to return items will result in the District Issued Mobile Device being reported stolen and police involvement to recover the device. The Optional Protection Plan does not cover lost or theft.  Do not attempt to try to repair a District Issued Mobile Device yourself. Please take the District Issued Mobile Device to the School Technology Help Desk as soon as possible and have District 5 technology team examine it. If a District Issued Mobile Device needs to be worked on for an extended period of time, the student will be issued a temporary District Issued Mobile Device until theirs is working properly (based upon availability).
  • 14 Terms of the District Issued Mobile Device Agreement with or without the Optional Protection Plan Students will comply at all times with School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties District Issued Mobile Computing Device Agreement. Failure to comply ends right of possession effective immediately. User Misuse, Abuse or Damage Students are responsible for the entire cost of repairs to District Issued Mobile Device they intentionally misuse, abuse or damage. Estimated Repair Pricing for Deliberate Damage or Neglect: • Broken screen — $200 • Power adapter and cord — $40 • Case — $30 Title Legal title to the property is with the district and shall at all times remain with the district. The right of possession and use is limited to and conditioned on full and complete compliance with the District Issued Mobile Device Policy. The student is responsible at all times for the mobile computing device’s appropriate care and use. Repossession School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties reserves the right to repossess any District Issued Mobile Computing device for failure to comply with all terms of the District Issued Mobile Computing Guide and/or the District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan. Liability School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties reserves the right to demand return of the District Issued Mobile Computing device at any time. District Issued Mobile Device Agreements are to be renewed each school year. Failure to return the District Issued Mobile Device to the issuing school before departure from the district may result in criminal charges brought against the student and/or the person in possession of the District Issued Mobile Device. In the event of loss: In the event a District Issued Mobile Device is lost, the student or parent/guardian must report the loss to the school technology desk within 48 hours.
  • 15 In the event of theft or vandalism: In the event a District Issued Mobile Device is stolen, vandalized, etc., the student or parent/guardian must report the theft or loss to the school technology desk and file a police report within 48 hours. In the event of theft or vandalism off campus in town: Students or parent/guardians must file a police report with local law enforcement within 48 hours when incidents of theft, vandalism, etc. occur off campus and provide a copy of the completed police report to the school. In the event of theft or vandalism off campus out of town: If an incident occurs out of town or state, students or parent/guardians must file a police report with the law enforcement agency covering that town or state within 48 hours or within the next school day and provide a copy of the completed police report to the school. Repair or Replacement Charges Failure to purchase the District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan will result in repair or replacement charges. Students will be charged the Fair Market Value of the mobile computing device if the device is deliberately damaged or vandalized.
  • 16 APPENDIX A: SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 OF LEXINGTON AND RICHLAND COUNTIES ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS ___________________________________ School and District Five Richland Counties are pleased to be able to offer Internet Access for student use. Our goal in offering this access is to enhance the educational experience for our students. The Internet offers access to worldwide information in text and media form that, if properly used, will stimulate student learning. It can be a particularly powerful motivational tool for students because of the richness of the format and the depth of information resources not available through conventional means. The Student Behavior Handbook specifies guidelines for what is and is not permissible with technology. This agreement specifically addresses the privilege of using the Internet on district network systems. Internet Use. The Internet is an electronic highway connecting millions of computers and people around the globe. Students and teachers will have access to: electronic mail communication with people all over the world; current news; research and information databases; downloadable software and discussion groups. The District’s purpose for using the Internet is to support instruction by providing access to unique resources consistent with educational objectives and the opportunity for collaborative work. School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties uses a technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). This filtering device is not 100% accurate and can misclassify internet sites. Staff will monitor students’ use of the Internet through software means and/or direct supervision. Students may not use the resources of School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties for entertainment purposes Students agree to:  Be polite and use appropriate language (no swearing or use of vulgarities).  Practice proper system use and observe security restrictions.  Understand that electronic mail (E-Mail) is NOT guaranteed to be private.  Respect all electronic communications and information as private property.  Use technology resources for educational purposes as appropriate to instructional assignments.  Take good care of the mobile device/computer (no food or drink near or around the device). Students agree not to:  Engage in any form of Cyber Bullying while using district technology resources. Cyber bullying is defined as the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.
  • 17  Reveal his/her personal address or phone number or those of others.  Use chat rooms, instant messaging, and personal e-mail is prohibited except for designated classroom activities.  Use the network in ways that would cause disruption of the use of the network by other users.  Use the computer to create, use or download materials which would not be permissible in District Five classrooms in any other form (i.e., obscene, profane, or pornographic materials.)  Use the computer, programs or files without permission.  Delete programs, systems or data files without permission.  Login to the computer or programs as any other person or allow anyone to login with your account.  Will not share district provided user name or password with other students.  Deliberately tamper with a computer system (examples: switching cables, disabling fans, introducing a virus, removing or changing keys, putting magnets on the computer, etc.)  Steal or vandalize any part of the computer or network.  Use the computer to tamper with, change or alter records or documents of the district.  Use district computers for personal use or gain, product advertisement or political lobbying.  Use public domain software and shareware beyond the provided evaluation period without properly registering and paying for same. Enforcement of Policy: 1. School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties uses a technology protection measures that block or filter Internet access in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). This filtering device is not 100% accurate and can misclassify sites. 2. School District 5 staff will monitor students’ use of the Internet through software means and/or direct supervision. Responsibility: District: School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties makes no warranties of any kind for the technology resources it is providing. The District will not be responsible for any damages the student incurs including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruption. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the student’s own risk. The District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy, quality, or cost of information, goods, or services obtained through the Internet. Student: Students may utilize technology resources for educational purposes as appropriate to instructional activities. Activities that are acceptable include classroom activities, career development, and high quality research. Students may not use the resources of School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties for entertainment purposes. Students should practice proper system use and observe security restrictions. Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If a student feels he/she can identify a security problem he/she should notify a school administrator.
  • 18 Examples of Improper Use: 1. Using a computer/district issued mobile device to create, use or download materials which would not be permissible in District Five classrooms in any other form (i.e. entertainment, obscene, profane, or pornographic materials.) 2. Using chat rooms, instant messaging, and personal e-mail is prohibited except for designated classroom activities monitored by the teacher. 3. Authorized accessing or duplication of computer programs, systems or data files. 4. Unauthorized storage and/or loading of a computer program, system or data files. This may also be a copyright violation and as such is subject to federal copyright laws. Computer programs and manuals are copyrighted property and are not to be copied or altered in any form. 5. Deliberately deleting/destruction of any computer programs, systems or data files. 6. Using any computer access accounts other than those assigned to the individual. This includes misrepresenting self through the use of another person’s ID or use of an anonymous ID. 7. Providing system access to unauthorized individuals, especially non-employees of the district. 8. Deliberately tampering with a computer system (examples: switching cables, disabling fans, deliberate virus introduction, etc.) 9. Theft or vandalism of any computer, printer, port, fileserver or computer accessories. 10. Using restricted computer equipment without authorization. 11. Failing to care for computer equipment: Objects should not be placed on monitors, computers, or keyboards; Food and beverage should never be used in the vicinity of computers. 12. Using computers which are school or district property for commercial or personal use or gain. 13. Using computers or mobile devices which are school or district property for product advertisement or political lobbying. 14. Using public domain software and shareware beyond the provided evaluation period without properly registering and paying for same. 15. Transmitting any material which is in violation of any federal or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted materials, threatening or obscene material, or material copyrighted by trade secret.
  • 19 STUDENT PLEDGE FOR USE OF THE DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE 1. I will take proper care of the District Issued Mobile Device. 2. I will not loan the District Issued Mobile Device or charger and cords to others. 3. I will be accountable for the District Issued Mobile Device at all times. 4. I will charge the District Issued Mobile Devices battery daily. 5. I will not leave the District Issued Mobile Device in an unlocked vehicle. 6. I will keep food and beverages away from the District Issued Mobile Device. 7. I will not disassemble any part of the District Issued Mobile Device nor attempt repairs. 8. I will not remove district-required applications. 9. I will protect the District Issued Mobile Device by carrying it in the case provided. 10. I will not stack objects on top of the District Issued Mobile Device. 11. I will not leave the District Issued Mobile Device outside or use it near water. 12. I will save data to the network directory. (District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties will at time re-sync District Issued Mobile Device. All files not saved to server or other storage media will be deleted during these processes. Students are ultimately responsible for saving all their personal files.) 13. I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markings, etc.) on the District Issued Mobile Device or district-issued protective case. 14. I will not deface the serial number, manufacturer labels or district labels on any District Issued Mobile device. 15. I will follow district policies outlined in the District Issued Mobile Guide and the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement. 16. I will file a police report in case of theft, vandalism or other violation. 17. I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by neglect or abuse. 18. I agree to return the District Issued Mobile Device, case and power cords in good working order. 19. I agree to return the District Issued Mobile Device, case and power cords when I transfer or leave the district for any reason. 20. I will not leave my device unattended in the classroom, lunchroom, restroom, or hallway. I agree to the stipulations set forth in the District Issued Mobile Device Guide, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland County Acceptable Use Agreement and the Student Pledge for Use of the District Issued Mobile Device. I understand my District Issued Mobile Device Guide is subject to inspection at any time without notice and remains the property of School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties. THIS FORM IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENT INTERNET ACCESS
  • 20 ACCEPTANCE SIGNATURE FOR STUDENTS Student I understand and agree to abide by this Acceptable Use Agreement. I further understand that any violation of this agreement may lead to technology access being revoked and, as appropriate, further disciplinary and legal action. Student Name (please print): __________________________________________________________ Student Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: _______________ Parent or Guardian As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read this Acceptable Use Agreement. I understand that this access to technology is designed for educational purposes and that School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties has taken precautions to limit access to controversial material. However, I recognize it is impossible for the district to restrict access to all materials which I might deem controversial, and I will not hold the district responsible for materials acquired on the network. Further, I accept responsibility for supervision if and when my child’s use is not in a school setting. I hereby give permission for my child to use a school account for independent navigation and certify that the information contained on this form is correct. I understand that teachers or media specialists who are exploring World Wide Web sites with a class do not need special permission for such activity if the faculty member is in control of the navigation to known educational sites. A student who is using the internet at the constant direction of the faculty member is not “independently” navigating the internet. This circumstance does not require special parental permission. Parent or Guardian Name (please print):__________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________ REFUSAL SIGNATURE FOR STUDENTS At this time I do not grant permission for my child to be granted the privilege of independent use of the Internet. Parent or Guardian Name (please print): _________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _____________ PLEASE RETURN THIS PAGE/FORM TO YOUR SCHOOL THIS FORM IS REQUIRED FOR THE OPTIONAL PROTECTION PLAN AGREEMENT THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED SIGNED FOR THE STUDENT TO RECEIVE A DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE.
  • 21 DISTRICT ISSUED MOBILE DEVICE OPTIONAL PROTECTION PLAN AGREEMENT District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan School Year 2013–2014 School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties recognizes that with the implementation of the District Issued Mobile Computing Device Initiative, the priority is to protect the investment by both the District and the Student/Parent/Guardian. Terms of the District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan An optional non-refundable protection plan is available for District Issued Mobile Devices. Students and parents must make the decision to opt in or opt out for this optional protection plan prior to taking possession of the device. Optional Protection Plan The Optional Protection Plan costs $50 per school year for each district-owned student iPad Mini. The protection plan will consist of two screen breaks per year resulting from accidental damage and other issues occurring through normal use of the device. If the optional protection plan is not selected, repairs that are needed to ensure the device remains functional will be at the expense of the student/parent/guardian at the approximate cost of $400 per iPad Mini. User Misuse Not Covered by Optional Protection Plan Students will be responsible for the entire cost of replacement or repair for District Issued Mobile Computing devices damaged through active misuse, abuse or intentional damage. District Issued Mobile Device Optional Protection Plan School Year 2013–2014 Yes, I would like to purchase the Optional Protection Plan for the District Issued Mobile Device. No, I choose not to purchase the Optional Protection Plan and accept all financial responsibility for the District Issued Mobile Device assigned to my student. __________________________________________________________________________________ Please check ALL to show understanding of these points below in order to receive a district issued mobile device: I agree to replace the cost of the device to the school/district if the item becomes lost. I agree to replace the cost of the device to the school/district if the item is not recovered from theft. I understand that the student/parent/guardian is responsible to reimburse the district for the cost of the device if lost, stolen, or damaged from improper use. Parent/Guardian Name (Please Print): ________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________________Date:____________ Student Name (Please Print): _______________________________________________________ Student Signature: _______________________________________________Date:____________ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Office Use Only: Amount Paid: Balance: Cash:____________ Check:_________ Credit Card:____________________________Exp: _____ Accepted by: _________________________________ Date:___________________________
  • 22 APPENDIX B: District Issued Mobile Device Usage Rules 1. The mobile device is property of School District 5 and is maintained by the District Technology Department. Use of this device is a privilege and violation of any of these rules could result in loss of computer and/or Internet use and/or other disciplinary action. 2. Students will care for the mobile device as an appropriate and valuable educational tool. Students will not write on or attach stickers to this device. Students will not cause damage to the school computers/devices, the computer network or other school equipment. 3. Students will use the mobile device for educational purposes only. Students will not use the mobile device for online games or other off-task activities. 4. Students will respect and abide by the District Internet filter system. Accessing inappropriate Internet sites and content is strictly forbidden. Students will not attempt to bypass or circumvent District filters. 5. Students will utilize the District adopted software and resources. 6. Students will practice appropriate and ethical use of technology and obey all copyright laws. Students will not copy work, plagiarize documents or use materials (text, photos, videos, etc.) without citing sources for all materials. 7. Students will practice Internet safety. Students will not give out any personal information such as name, address, telephone number, or the school name and location. Students will not take part in an interactive web project, chat room, or social networking site without their teacher's direct supervision. 8. Students will use the mobile device to create and publish original work. Students are responsible for the content of all files and materials on the mobile device. 9. Students will use the network to research, create and collaborate. Students will not use the computer or network to insult, bully or otherwise harass others. 10. Students will alert their teacher immediately if they encounter any inappropriate material on the device. Students will not create, access, display, distribute or download offensive (bad) messages, images or materials. 11. Students will organize and maintain files on the computer and server and protect these files by keeping usernames and passwords private. Students will not share passwords. 12. Students are responsible for all assignments, even if the mobile device is unavailable or access privileges have been suspended. Teachers will provide non digital options to assignments as needed.