Acceptable Use Policy
We have an updated Technology Acceptable Use Policy that you should read and go over with your student. Parents and students must both sign this document and return it to the school. Please make note of the fee schedule that details charges for damages and missing equipment.
We have an annual Technology Use Fee of $20. This fee helps cover the costs of insurance, software, and administration of iPads which are all significant expenses for the school. The Technology and Bus Bond which the Leland community passed only covers new technology hardware purchases. This $20 fee must be turned in along with the signed acceptable use document. Cash or checks made out to Leland Public School are acceptable. This fee is not refundable and it is not a deposit or a pre-payment on any future damages or losses of equipment issued to your student.
In order for your student to be issued their iPad or Chromebook we must have the completed policy form and $20 fee mentioned above. In addition if you were previously billed for damaged or unreturned equipment from the previous school year you must pay for or return that equipment first.
During the school year we provide insurance to help cover the cost of broken iPad screens. When an iPad screen is broken it is the student’s responsibility to report it and turn it in to a staff member for repair immediately. The cost for repair is $25 per incident. If there are more than 2 incidents per year the iPad will no longer be allowed to leave the school unless secondary insurance is purchased.
We want all students to have personal devices like iPads and Chromebooks available to them. If you have a financial hardship that you want us to consider please contact our Principal Charlie Gann or Superintendent Jason Stowe through our main office to consider your case.
Director of Technology
Leland Public School
To receive network privileges and/or use school-owned devices please read below:
The world is adapting to changing methods of communication and engaging, collaborating, learning and sharing in these digital environments is a part of 21st century learning. The use of contemporary tools also brings the necessity to “promote, model and establish policies for safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology.” (ISTE) Students and staff at LPS are privileged to have state-of-the-art technology to facilitate endless learning opportunities.
To maintain this privilege, staff, students and parent(s) must agree to abide by the District Internet Safety Policy and associated guidelines.
Privilege, Trust and Individual Accountability
Responsible use is based on trust and individual accountability for all network users including students and staff. Users are responsible for their own behavior keeping in mind that information produced by LPS students and staff is a reflection on the entire district. Staff and students using in social networking or web publishing for academic purposes must comply with the LPS Social Media and Web Publishing Guidelines.
Instructional and School-Related Use
LPS owned technology, student-owned technology and network and Internet access is for instructional and school-related use. District employees may confiscate any device if is not being used for educational purposes in the classroom. If a student-owned device is confiscated, it shall be handed over to administration with an explanation for the confiscation and may be returned to either the parent or the student.
Protect Our Students
The LPS network is filtered to protect our students to the greatest extent possible and in compliance with the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA), and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. We also reserve the right to block sites where online content or activity diminishes the capacity of our network or compromises our academic mission. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student and parent(s) to ensure complete protection. Parents are encouraged to attend district workshops and look at these sites for more information.
Educate Our Students
The National Education Technology Standards for Students identify digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society. It is the responsibility of all staff at LPS to educate, supervise and monitor network usage and ensure effective use of technology and appropriate online behavior. This includes interacting on social networking websites, chat rooms and cyber bullying awareness and response. The complete curriculum by age can be found on the LPS website here.
Penalties for Improper Use
Students are to report any activity that violates this Internet Safety Policy or is unsafe. Parent(s) or guardians are responsible for monitoring minor students’ use of technology or network resources at home. See the LPS website for useful information or dates for Internet Safety workshops. All technology resources must be used in a manner consistent with appropriate rules and laws governing the individual privacy of students including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Responsible Use Agreement Form – Middle School or High School parents and students must sign and agree, then return this form to the school before being issued devices or using the network.
iPad Fee Schedule and Care Guidelines – This page outlines the fees charged should iPads and accessories issued to students be damaged or not returned. It also describes recommended care and handling for devices.
Chromebook Fee Schedule and Care Guidelines - This page outlines the fees charged should Chromebooks and accessories issued to students be damaged or not returned. It also describes recommended care and handling for devices.
Responsible Use - Elementary students and parents should review this information before accepting and using school issued devices. Elementary teachers will also review these guidelines with the students in class. After classroom review students will be sent home with a form that both parents and students sign and return. Elementary Responsible Use Form
See also related guidelines