Agreement for Student Use of Mobile Device Computer

    1. Term of Use of the Mobile Device.The student shall be granted use of the mobile device while enrolled in St. Mary Parish Schools, but no later than the end of current school year. SMPS reserves the right to terminate the Agreement at any time and for any reason. The use of the laptop shall be governed by the School Board Policy – Computer and Internet Use for Employees. The mobile device is being issued to the student solely for educational use and any use that is deemed inconsistent with this purpose as determined by school administrators or by SMPS personnel, or that is in violation of School Board policies, State or Federal law will be considered a material breach of this Agreement, requiring that the mobile device be returned immediately to SMPS.
    2. Return of Mobile Device to SMPS. Student’s right to use the mobile device will terminate and Student and Parent must return the mobile device to SMPS upon the occurrence of any of the following events:
      • Student’s use of the mobile device expires at the end of the current school year.
      • Student ceases to be enrolled in Mary Parish Schools.
      • SMPS provides Student with notice that the mobile device must be returned.
      • Student is found to have violated School Board policies, State or Federal law as provided in Section 1 above; or
      • Student fails to perform any of his/her obligations under this Agreement.

    If mobile device is not returned, Student and Parent shall be liable to SMPS immediately upon demand for the payment of the full replacement value of the mobile device.

    1. Loss or Misuse of Data/Information on Devices. Protection and backup of data on the mobile device is the Parent and Student's sole responsibility. SMPS shall not be liable for loss of data. If a device must be restored due to a malfunction or repair, data stored on the device could be lost. At any time during the term of this Agreement and upon return of the mobile device.
    2. Alterations and Attachments. Student and Parent may not make any alterations in or add attachments, hardware, or software to the mobile device computer absent express permission from SMPS, which permission is at the sole option of SMPS.
    3. Notification of Loss, Damage, or Malfunctioning. Student and Parent agree to immediately notify the designate school site personnel upon the occurrence of any loss to, damage to, or malfunctioning of any part of the mobile device for any reason. If device is stolen outside of school premises/grounds parent shall contact the police department and shall file a police report and provide a copy of the police report to designated school site personnel.
    4. Damage or Loss of Mobile Device. Student and Parent shall be responsible for any loss or damage to the mobile device, from the time the delivery of the mobile device is accepted and until the mobile device is returned SMPS. If the mobile device computer is lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged where the repair costs exceed the value of mobile device, then the Student and Parent shall be liable to SMPS immediately upon demand for the payment of the full replacement value of the mobile device at the time of loss. If part of the mobile device is damaged but repairable the Student and Parent shall be liable for the expense of repairing that item(s), if not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
    5. Technology Recovery Fee. Student and Parent understand and agree that they are bound by and agree to the Technology Recovery Fee schedule detailing repair costs for the different mobile devices and peripherals.
    6. Ownership and Privacy.The mobile device computer is and shall remain SMPS property. Therefore, Student and Parent shall permit persons designated by SMPS to examine the mobile device computer and its content at any time for any reason, including but not limited to inspection, maintenance, repair, upgrading, and/or software installation. Neither the Student nor the Parent have any right to privacy of any data saved on the mobile device or in any SMPS network. SMPS may, without prior notice or consent, log, supervise, access, view, monitor, and record use of student devices at any time for any reason.
    7. Annual Technology Fee.  To receive a mobile device, Students are required to pay a technology fee. The technology fee covers repair of device malfunction; it does NOT cover repair from neglect or abuse, loss, or damage of the peripherals (i.e., charger, case, keyboard, etc.), or replacement of the device.

     

     

    Approved 07/14/2022
    Amy Vaccarella

Technology and Computer Related Offenses

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    Class I Violations (Minor)

    The full description can be found under Home | Parents/Students | A Guide for SMP Schools | Student Code of Conduct | Discipline: Suspension | Suspension: Class I (Minor)

    Technology and computer-related offenses include, but are not limited to:

    1. Accessing or facilitating the access of a computer, electronic device, or networked resource without authorization.
    2. Computer use inconsistent with educational usage or goals, or any use that violates applicable copyright laws.
    3. Modifying and/or distributing student data and/or records (including grades) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) without authorization.
    4. The introduction of viruses, malware, or other illegal/inappropriate software, including unauthorized network monitoring or hacking tools.
    5. The act of engaging in surveillance of an individual, including the use of a computer’s camera or microphone or unauthorized remote desktop or keystroke logging software.
    6. Utilizing a computer, electronic device, or network resource to send threats or engage in illegal activities.
    7. These are only a few examples of violations committed through electronic means. School administration will evaluate and determine the appropriate level infraction to the Student Code of Conduct.

    Class II Violations (Intermediate)

    The full description can be found under Home | Parents/Students | A Guide for SMP Schools | Student Code of Conduct | Discipline: Suspension | Suspension: Class II (Intermediate)

    Technology and computer-related offenses include, but are not limited to:

    1. Using a computer, electronic device, or networked resource to create access, transmit, or distribute material containing profanity, lewd, pornographic, or inappropriate content and involving a minor.
    2. The destruction or damage, either virtual or physical, of a computer, electronic device, or networked resource, including any stored data.
      -Examples: Writing on the device, placing stickers on the device, removing keys from the keyboard, cracking device screen, throwing the device or purposely dropping the device
    3. The destruction, damage, or interruption, either virtual or physical, of any district information system.
    4. These are only a few examples of violations committed through electronic means. School administration will evaluate and determine the appropriate level infraction to the Student Code of Conduct.

    For intentional damage or destruction to a device, the student will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement and be assigned a discipline consequence.

    Updated 07/11/2022
    Amy Vaccarella