Carroll County School System
Protocol for the Use of Technology on Carroll County School System
As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live,
they also provide many new and
positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. To
encourage this growth, students in select
classes may now bring their own technology. School administrators
and participating teachers will
continuously identify instructional benefits, evaluate, and refine
BYOT use with students in classrooms.
For the purposes of BYOT, "technology" means a privately owned
wireless and/or portable electronic hand
held equipment that includes, but is not limited to, existing and
emerging mobile communication systems
and smart technologies, portable internet devices, Personal
Digital Assistants (PDAs), handheld
entertainment systems or portable information technology systems
that can be used for word processing,
wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording
Only the Internet gateway provided by the school system may be
accessed while on a Carroll County School
System campus. Use of personal Internet connective services such
as, but not limited to, those provided to
cell phones / cell network adapters to access internet sources is
not permitted at any time.
Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual
owner. Carroll County School System
staff or employees are not liable for any device stolen or damaged
on any campus. If a device is
stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the administrative
office similar to other personal artifacts
that are impacted in similar situations. It is recommended that
skins (decals) and other custom touches are
used to physically identify your device from others. Additionally,
protective cases for technology are
BYOT Carroll County
The use of technology to provide educational material is not a
necessity, but a privilege. A student does not
have the right to use his or her laptop, cell phone or other
electronic device while at school. When abused,
privileges will be taken away. When respected, they will benefit
the learning environment as a whole.
Students and parents/guardians participating in BYOT must adhere
to the Student Code of conduct, Digital
Citizenship Standards, as well as all Board policies, and Policy
IFBG: Internet Acceptable Use.
Must be in silent mode while on school campuses and while
riding school buses.
May not be used to cheat on assignments or tests, or for
non‐instructional purposes (such as
making personal phone calls and text/instant messaging).
May not be used to record, transmit, or post photographic
images or video of a person, or persons
on campuses during school activities and/or hours.
May only be used to access files on computer or internet
sites which are relevant to the classroom
curriculum. Games are not permitted with exception of those
aligned to instructional objectives
and used according to guidelines established by the teacher.
The school's network filters will be applied to one's
connection to the Internet and attempts will not
be made to bypass them.
Bringing on premises or infecting the network with a
virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage,
alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or
information is in violation of Policy IFBG:
Internet Acceptable Use.
Processing or accessing information on school property
related to "hacking", altering, or bypassing
network security policies is in violation of Policy IFBG: Internet
The school district has the right to collect and examine
any device that is suspected of causing
problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.
Printing from personal electronic devices is not possible
Personal technology is charged prior to bringing it to
school and runs off its own battery while at school.