Supervision of Use
Students should not assume confidentiality or privacy rules apply with respect to any use of a device, regardless of whether that use is for district-related or personal purposes, other than as specifically provided by law. The District may, without prior notice or consent, log, supervise, access, view, monitor, and record use of student devices at any time for any reason related to the operation of the District. By using a device, students agree to such access, monitoring, and logging of their use.
Devices Left in Unsupervised / Unsecured Areas
Under no circumstance should a device be stored in unsupervised areas. Unsupervised areas include the school grounds and campus, cafeteria, unlocked classrooms, library, locker rooms, dressing rooms, hallways, bathrooms, a bus used for extra-curricular activities, car, or any other place that is not securely locked or in which there is no supervision.
Unsupervised devices may be confiscated by staff and taken to school administration. Disciplinary action may be taken for leaving a device in an unsupervised location.
The district utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All devices, regardless of location within or outside of school, will have Internet activity protected and monitored by the district. If educationally appropriate content is blocked, students should submit a work request ticket requesting that it is allowed.
Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use. But it is also a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. At the Ottumwa Community School District, we will teach these norms to our students to help them better themselves and their futures as more and more materials and resources move to the digital world.