2023-2024 Laconia School District Computer/iPad Agreement, Procedures for Internet Use & 3rd Party Sites Release Important: Please read the document below and fill out the Acceptable Use Consent Form.
This consent form must be filled out each year.
This Acceptable Use Form (AUP) and the repair/replacement pricing schedule are in effect and covers students from: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.
Please complete the 2023-2024 Acceptable Use Consent Form after reading over the information found below. This policy and repair/replacement pricing is in effect from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.
Student: I understand that the use of the Internet and the 1:1 Device issued to me by the Laconia School District is for educational purposes. I understand that the use of the Internet is a privilege and I will abide by the Laconia School District Policy and Procedures on the use of the Internet. I also understand that any violation of the Policy is unethical and may result in loss of network access and that legal or disciplinary action may result. Procedures for Internet Use Internet Acceptable Use All student Internet users will be introduced to the proper protocol regarding electronic communication. This includes: 1. Respect for privacy 2. Dissemination of personal information 3. Confidentiality of information and passwords 4. Use of appropriate language 5. Use of appropriate sites; sites with violent themes or content, sexually explicit themes or content, sites that advocate hatred, intolerance, or contain language unsuitable for a school setting are not appropriate 6. Proper adherence to applicable copyright laws 7. Reasonable limitations of file space used
Parental Permission for Internet Use Parents will sign the attached Internet Use form when their student enters the District. The permission form will be kept in the student’s record folder. At the start of each school year, a list of students not permitted to use the Internet in the school setting will be generated and distributed to appropriate faculty and staff. These lists will be updated as needed.
Procedures for Internet Use The District will actively maintain and update filtering software to regulate the appropriate use of the Internet. Instructors and staff members are responsible for monitoring student use of the Internet, which will be consistent with the District’s educational mission. However, the responsibility for proper use of the Internet as outlined in this procedure rests with each student. Any student that accidentally accessed inappropriate materials is to immediately notify the staff member in charge. If a student has any questions about a site, the student has an obligation to ask the staff member in charge whether the site can be accessed. Chat rooms or similar sites are not to be accessed. Computer ‘hacking’ in all forms is prohibited. District technology equipment is not to be used to gain unauthorized access to other computers, networks, or technology systems. Anyone attempting to gain unauthorized access to the District’s computer systems or network(s) may be subject to legal prosecution. Students or their parents are liable for damage to the District’s technology resources including all equipment, media, and the District network. They are liable for vandalism, theft, or destruction as well as any violation of copyright laws committed while using District technology resources. They are likewise liable for any damage caused to remote equipment from unauthorized access, willful misuse, or ‘hacking’. Consequences for Misuse of the InternetEach building administrator will develop and publish disciplinary actions related to the misuse of technology. Carefully read the guidelines before signing on the application form. Acceptable Use for Internet Access, Related Tools & 3rd Party Sites
Students will rely heavily upon their devices and therefore must have the device fully charged and with them at school every day. Devices must be used, stored, and transported with the goal of keeping them safe.
Student accounts are for storing data files of schoolwork only. You may not have any programs, games, network, zipped, or hidden files in your accounts.
Appropriate use of the computers, network, & internet is expected of all students. It is NOT appropriate to alter the files or settings on individual computers, send messages, or access other peoples’ files, etc.
Access to your network account is limited to the network supervisors, staff, and yourself. Your files are not private.
Games and/or music files are not allowed to be played on the network or downloaded at any time unless for computer coursework.
The illegal installation of copyrighted software for use on district computers is prohibited.
Users may NOT log in under any account other than their own or allow other individuals to use their accounts.
Use of software or websites that bypass or ignore network or internet security is prohibited.
All Acceptable Use Guidelines must be followed for utilization of 3rd party sites, apps, extensions & tools.
All use of the internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the purposes of the Laconia School District. Streaming videos, TV shows, movies, or YouTube and related services are restricted for educational use only.
Users may not deliberately damage the computer network or equipment and will not disrupt the use of the network by others; hardware or software shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way. Users will be responsible for the repair costs of the damage.
Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, and other antisocial behaviors are prohibited on the network
Use of the network to access or process pornographic material, inappropriate text files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the local area network is prohibited.
Network administrators will log your internet use.
Any use of the network for commercial and for-profit purposes, for personal and private business, and/or for product advertisement and political lobbying is prohibited.
Any other actions deemed inappropriate by the network supervisors may result in a penalty ranging from a warning to the loss of your computer account for a length of time deemed appropriate by the network supervisors.
Laconia School District (LSD) complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements. All apps installed on LSD devices are COPA-compliant and meant for education purposes. Students must use all apps within the terms of software license agreements and in accordance with the LSD technology Acceptable Use Agreements.
Students assigned a device are responsible for those items and must maintain them in proper working order and reasonably presentable condition, as determined by a Laconia School District staff member or administration. The unacceptable condition includes (but is not limited to): devices and accessories that have been marked, written upon, or stickers added to; cracked or scratched screens, dented metal/cracked plastic, or frayed sync/power cables. All damages must be reported immediately to LSD staff.
The LSD will facilitate any necessary computer repairs. If a device is available as a loaner for the duration of any needed repairs, then this Agreement becomes binding in relation to the borrowed computers for as long as the student is using that device. If it is determined that the device was willfully damaged replacement costs will be charged as set in August of said school year.
The cost of replacing a laptop is $317 for Elementary Schools, 7th & 8th Middle School Students, and students in grades 10, 11 & 12th. The cost of replacing a laptop for 9th graders is $396. The cost of replacing a cracked screen is $50.
The cost of replacing an iPad is $300, cost of replacing a cracked screen is $100.
The cost of replacing a laptop/iPad charger is $25.
If a device is broken, the student will meet with their classroom teacher to document the breakage. The second incident may result in the loss of the device as determined by the school administrator. The third incident could result in the loss of the device for the duration of the school year.
All LSD devices & accessories must be in proper working condition and reasonably presentable upon their return at the end of the school year or when leaving the district. In accordance with item 18, a fee relative to replacement cost will be assessed for missing devices or accessories, or to bring the assigned device and accessories to proper working order and in acceptable condition.
Electronic Mail Account Expectations. Students will have an electronic mail account to use as a tool for communications. Communications over the network are often public in nature therefore general rules and standards for professional behavior and communication will apply. Copies of all emails that are sent and received to any laconiaschools.org account are archived. Users should not expect that files stored on the district servers would be private. Whenever you send an e-mail, your name and user ID are included in each mail message. You are responsible for all emails originating from your ID. The following behaviors are not permitted on the district network:
Using email for other than academic/school use.
Altering your display name or other email settings with your account.
Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures or funny stories/jokes or chain letters or using obscene language.
Harassing, insulting, or attacking others in your e-mail communications.
Forgery or attempted forgery of electronic messages.
Using others’ passwords or trespassing on others’ folders, documents, or files.
Engaging in practice that threatens the network (e.g., loading files that may introduce a virus)
Violating copyright laws.
Utilizing the network for commercial, religious, or political purposes.
Violations may result in a loss of email access and disciplinary action.
Google Consent Release In the Laconia School District, we use Google Workspace for Education, and we are seeking your permission to provide and manage a Google Workspace for Education account for your child. Google Workspace for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. In the Laconia School District, students will use their Google Workspace for Education accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, and learn 21st-century digital citizenship skills. The notice below provides answers to common questions about what Google can and can’t do with your child’s personal information, including:
What personal information does Google collect?
How does Google use this information?
Will Google disclose my child’s personal information?
Does Google use student personal information for users in K-12 schools to target advertising?
Can my child share information with others using the Google Workspace for Education account?
Please read carefully, and let us know of any questions, by electronically signing the Laconia School District Computer/iPad Agreement, Procedures for Internet Use & 3rd Party SitesRelease I give permission for the Laconia School District to create/maintain a Google Workspace for Education account for my child and for Google to collect, use, and disclose information about my child only for the purposes described in the notice below. If you do not provide your consent, we will not create a Google Workspace for Education account for your child. Not providing consent may impact your child’s educational experience as students who cannot use Google services may need to use other software to complete assignments or collaborate with peers. Google Workspace for Education Notice to Parents and Guardians This notice describes the personal information we provide to Google for these accounts and how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information from students in connection with these accounts. Using their Google Workspace for Education accounts, students may access and use the following “Core Services” offered by Google (described at https://workspace.google.com/terms/user_features.html):
Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms
Google Hangouts, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Talk
Chrome Web store
Third Party App Backups
Managed Google Play
Google Search Console
Google Cloud Print
Google Custom Search
Google Cloud Platform
Applied Digital Skills·
Google provides information about the information it collects, as well as how it uses and discloses the information it collects from Google Workspace for Education accounts in its Google Workspace for Education Privacy Notice. You can read that notice online at https://workspace.google.com/terms/education_privacy.html You should review this information in its entirety, but below are answers to some common questions: What personal information does Google collect? When creating a student account, the Laconia School District may provide Google with certain personal information about the student, including, for example, a name, email address, and password. Google may also collect personal information directly from students, such as telephone number for account recovery or a profile photo added to the Google Workspace for Education account. When a student uses Google services, Google also collects information based on the use of those services. This includes:
device information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number.
log information, including details of how a user used Google services, device event information, and the user's Internet protocol (IP) address.
location information, as determined by various technologies including IP address, GPS, and other sensors.
unique application numbers, such as application version number; and
cookies or similar technologies which are used to collect and store information about a browser or device, such as preferred language and other settings.
How does Google use this information? In Google Workspace for Education Core Services, Google uses students' personal information to provide, maintain, and protect the services. Google does not serve ads in the Core Services or use personal information collected in the Core Services for advertising purposes. In Google Additional Services, Google uses the information collected from all Additional Services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Google and its users. Google may also use this information to offer tailored content, such as more relevant search results. Google may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Google services. Does Google use student personal information for users in K-12 schools to target advertising? No. For Google Workspace for Education users in primary and secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Workspace for Education Account) to target ads, whether in Core Services or in other Additional Services accessed while using a Google Workspace for Education account. Can my child share information with others using the Google Workspace for Education account? We may allow students to access Google services such as Google Docs and Sites, which include features where users can share information with others within our Domain (@laconiaschools.org). Will Google disclose my child’s personal information? Google will not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances applies: With parental or guardian consent. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Google when it has parents’ consent (for users below the age of consent), which may be obtained through Google Workspace for Education schools.
With the Laconia School District. Google Workspace for Education accounts, because they are school-managed accounts, give administrators access to information stored in them.
For external processing. Google may provide personal information to affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for Google, based on Google’s instructions and in compliance with the Google Workspace for Education privacy notice and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
For legal reasons. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Google if it has a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Google, Google users, or the public as required or permitted by law.