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Policies » Section J: Students » JICM: Personal Device Usage Policy

Policy Date: 06/04/2019

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HSD File: JICM
(formerly JICLA)
HOOKSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT
PERSONAL DEVICE USAGE POLICY

The Hooksett School District has a right to protect its network and technical resources. Thus,
any network user who brings his/her own personal device into the school building is required to
adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), Policy JICL and JICL-R, and sign a copy of
the Hooksett School District Acceptable Use Contract. In addition, the student and parent/legal
guardian must also sign the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Student User Agreement.

The BYOD Student User Agreement will be reviewed and adopted annually.

Hooksett School District
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Student User Agreement

Purpose:
Many students’ lives today are filled with media that gives them mobile access to information and resources 24/7. Outside school, students are free to pursue their interest in their own way and at their own pace. The opportunities are limitless, borderless, and instantaneous. In an effort to put students at the center and empower them to take control of their own learning, the Hooksett School District will allow students to use personal technology devices. Students wishing to participate must follow the responsibilities stated in the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the following guidelines.

Device Types:
The word “device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes laptops, netbooks, tablets/slates, iPod Touches, cell and smart phones.

Guidelines:
1. Any student who wishes to use a personally owned electronic device within the Hooksett School District must read and sign this agreement and submit it to the building principal. The student’s parent/guardian must also sign this agreement.
2. The student takes full responsibility for his or her device. The school is not responsible for the security of the device.
3. The student is responsible for the proper care of their personal device, including any costs of repair, replacement or any modifications needed to use the device at school.
4. The school reserves the right to inspect a student’s personal device if there is reason to believe that the student has violated Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules or has engaged in other misconduct while using their personal device.
5. Violations of any Board policies, administrative procedures or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action.
6. The student complies with the request of an adult in charge regarding the use of device.
7. Personal devices shall be charged prior to bringing it to school and shall be capable of running off its own battery while at school.
8. The student may not use the devices to record, transmit or post photos or video of a person or persons on campus or buses, nor can any images or video recorded at school be transmitted or posted at any time without the express permission of a teacher.
9. The student should only use their device to access relevant files.
10. The student will use the designated school wireless network. Use of 3G, 4G or similar wireless connections is not allowed.
11. The device(s) will be electronically registered and monitored and if needed, removed from the network.
12. Students in grades 6-8 are not permitted to utilize their device during lunch consistent with the guidelines.
13. Students in K-5 are not permitted to use their device at lunch or recess.
14. Students in grades 2-8 will be permitted to utilize their device on school buses consistent with the guidelines.
15. Students in grades 2-8 will not be permitted to use their device in the bathroom.

HSD File: JICM
Hooksett School District
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Student User Agreement

As a student I understand and will abide by the above policy and guidelines. I further understand that any violation of the above may result in the loss of my network and/or device privileges as well as other disciplinary action.

As a parent I understand that my child will be responsible for abiding by the above policy and guidelines. I have read and discussed them with her/him and they understand the responsibility they have in the use of their personal device.

 

_______________________________                __________________________
Device #1                                                                                    Serial Number

_______________________________                __________________________
Device #2                                                                                   Serial Number

_______________________________                __________________________
Student’s Signature                                                                  Date

_______________________________                ___________________________
Please print Student’s Name                                                  Student’s Grade

_______________________________               ___________________________
Parent’s Signature                                                                    Date

_______________________________
Please Print Parent’s Name

 

NOTE: Students must also complete the Acceptable Use Contract (Policy #JICL-R).

Adopted: October 4, 2011
Revised: June 20, 2012
Revised: December 4, 2012
Revised: August 5, 2014
Revised: April 19, 2016
Revised: November 21, 2017
Reviewed: June 4, 2019