Acceptable use policy
TECHNOLOGY
 
The district believes that the valuable information and interaction available on the Internet outweighs the possibility of harm from users procuring material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the Puyallup School District. With access to computers and people all over the world comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the school.

Please be aware that questionable materials that are not appropriate for this age may be available to inquisitive students even though the district has a filtering program and teacher supervision.

Personal laptops, e-readers, tablets, cell phones and other technological devices have a place in the educational setting. Misuse would constitute a disruption of the educational process. The following guidelines apply to these technology devices:

·   The student/parent assumes all risks/liability in the event of loss, theft or damage.

·   Teacher permission must be granted before using in class.

·   Devices are to be stored out of sight and silenced when not in approved use or they may  be confiscated.

Students are not to use technology devices including, but not limited to, cameras, cell phones, portable entertainment systems or other devices in a manner that disrupts the educational process, invades the privacy or rights of others, or violates district policy or school rules. Use of technology devices to take photos or video will  not be permitted in bathrooms or locker rooms.

Possession or distribution of passwords other than the student’s own is prohibited. Distribution of knowledge (such as passwords or techniques) that may assist another person in damaging the network or inappropriately accessing material is also prohibited.

Students who violate this technology section will be subject to discipline up to and including restitution and/or suspension or expulsion. Personal devices used inappropriately or without permission may be  confiscated.

Gaining access to a computer system or electronic database of another person is considered computer trespass (RCW 9A.52.110 and RCW 9A.52.120). Law enforcement  officials  may be contacted  and the  student may be charged with a felony.