The Lakeland School District (LSD) uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing our mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Students learn collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking in a variety of ways throughout the school day. In an effort to increase access to those 21st Century skills, LSD will allow personal devices on our network and school grounds for students who follow the responsibilities stated in the Acceptable Use Policy (Board Policy 815) and the guidelines regarding BYOD below.
LSD strives to provide appropriate and adequate technology to support instructional purposes. The use of personal devices by students is optional, and students who do not participate in BYOD will not be penalized.
An important component of BYOD will be education about appropriate online behaviors. We will review cyber-safety rules with students frequently throughout the course of the school year and will offer reminders and reinforcement about safe online behaviors. In addition to the rules outlined in these guidelines, students will be expected to comply with all class and school rules while using personal devices. The use of technology is not a necessity but a privilege. When abused, privileges will be taken away.
Device Types:For the purpose of this program, the word “devices” will include such items as: laptops, netbooks, cell phones, smart phones, iPods, tablets, etc. Please note that gaming devices with internet access (PSP, PS Vita, Nintendo DS, etc.) are not permissible.