The School Board supports the Districtís 1 to 1 initiative to facilitate teaching and learning, to provide access to information, to aid in research and collaboration, and to foster the educational mission of the District.
The device is the property of the Donegal School District and is to be used solely by the student it has been issued to. The device is to be used for appropriate school-related educational and operational purposes that are consistent with the educational mission of the District. Use for educational purposes is defined as use that is consistent with the curriculum adopted by the District as well as the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities and developmental levels of students. All use must comply with all applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures, and rules of the Donegal School District.
Students are expected to demonstrate the same level of ethical and professional manner as is required in face-to-face or written communications. All users are required to maintain and safeguard password protected access to both personal and confidential District files and folders.
The District reserves the right to engage in routine computer maintenance and housekeeping, to carry out internal investigations, to check Internet access history, or to disclose messages, data, or files to law enforcement authorities. Files stored or transmitted on District equipment, cloud services, or the network are property of the District and are subject to review and monitoring. The District reserves the right to confiscate the property at any time.
This agreement applies to stand-alone devices as well as devices connected to the network or Internet. Any attempt to violate the provisions of this agreement will result in revocation of the user's privileges, regardless of the success or failure of the attempt. In addition, school disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action may be taken. The decision of the District regarding inappropriate use of the technology or telecommunication resources is final. Monetary remuneration may be sought for damage necessitating repair, loss, or replacement of equipment and/or services.
The device is issued to the student who, with his or her parents or legal guardians, are the only authorized users of the device. Although each student accepts responsibility for the care and use of the device, the device remains the sole property of the District. The District owns licenses for the software installed on the device. Under no circumstances may any of this software be transferred to any other device. In the event of damage to the laptop caused by vandalism or negligence, parents will be charged for the required repair.
Each student will be given a case for the device. The device must be transported in the provided case at all times. Students may NOT personalize the District provided case in any way.
Students are expected to arrive at school every day with their device battery fully charged and with the device power adapter.
Use of the District network is governed by the Districtís Acceptable Use Policy.
Devices should not be left in temperatures below 35 degrees or above 90 degrees. Food, drinks, or pets should not be near the device to avoid damage. Rain, wet hands, and high humidity are risky to devices and should be avoided. Devices are not to be left in a vehicle; this encourages theft and exposes the device to temperature changes outside of their normal operating limits.
Students may not personalize the device, case, or peripherals in any way. This constitutes vandalism and will be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action and where appropriate, monetary restitution.
The device should be with the student, locked in his or her locker (or elementary classroom), or in a charging station in the school building at all times. Students should always guard their device closely. It must not be left on car seats, on benches, or anywhere that might be tempting to others.
Students who use school bus/van transportation will transport the device to and from school inside the District provided carrying case. Under no circumstances shall a student take out his/her device on the school bus/van.
Should the device become inoperable, a student will be issued a loaner device while their device is being repaired. The loaner device assumes all aspects and policies of the student originally issued device.
Students are responsible for saving their files to their Google Drive. Files that are saved to other locations could be lost. The District is not responsible for students who lose files or data because they failed to save it in the right place. If you donít have access to the Internet at home, and need to work offline, be sure to copy the updated files to your Google Drive upon returning to the District. If a device fails or has a virus, it will be wiped clean. The Technology Department will not take any measures to save or recover data stored on the device.
Students should report any device problems to the classroom teacher (younger students) or to the Technology Department as soon as possible. Device service kiosks and loaner devices are available in each school's library. Under no circumstances shall the District owned device be taken to a third party for repair or troubleshooting.
Failure to abide by this policy, regardless of the resolution, will be considered vandalism and or negligence. (Please refer to the section titled Liability)
All physical damage to the device must be reported immediately to a responsible adult-either at home or at school. It must be reported to the Technology Department no later than the next school day. The Technology Department will arrange for repair and a loaner as needed. Intentional damage is not covered by our warranty. The parent/student is responsible for all damages to District issued devices and subject to a cost of repair or replacement. Insurance is recommended and can be purchased to offset the cost of accidental damage.