PoliciesKent School District’s technology policy can be summed up in one sentence. All use of the system must support education.KSD’s Board of Directors has agreed to and adopted the Electronic Resource Policy #2022 and Acceptable Use Procedures, which outline more clearly the appropriate use of district-issued technology and devices.Kent School District carefully follows all regulations set forth by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) with regard to safety and security. It is our belief that students should be educated in digital citizenship, including Internet safety, cyber bullying, and safe practices online. This is in compliance with state law mandating that our students receive education in these issues, as outlined in this presentation.
Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction School Safety Center has many resources regarding talking to kids about Internet safety. Kent School District has created a variety of resources for teachers and students as well. Some are available in video format on KSDTube (look for the “One-to-One” channel).Students and families who participate in the One-to-One laptop initiative are asked to sign a Student/Parent One-to-One Agreement. This agreement ensures that parents have been notified of any special circumstances relating to the laptop computers.Disciplinary Action
Kent School District staff members will issue disciplinary action for misconduct in using technology. Many times, the behavior exhibited in a digital environment is very similar to what may have occurred in a traditional environment. Occasionally, the behavior is new to a digital environment. A chart giving examples of these comparisons is available for reference.