Usage of District Devices and Responsible Use
As a part of FOCUS Forward students in grades K-12 have been assigned either an iPad or a laptop to use. The District device is intended to be the student’s learning device. As is the case with all technology used at or owned by North Allegheny, students are governed under the rules and regulations covered in North Allegheny's Acceptable Use Policy found in the North Allegheny School District Code of Conduct and on the District's website under board policies.
Inappropriate use of a District issued laptop or iPad could result in disciplinary action, as outlined in the Code of Conduct. In addition to the Responsible Use policy, the following guidelines also apply:
- Students may configure additional personal email accounts on the device, but email content resides on the device and will be subject to these rules and regulations.
- Use of personal AppleIDs on District devices is prohibited.
- Mobile device management software and profiles may not be removed from the device.
- It is expected that students will have their laptop or iPad available each day for class and that it is charged at home daily.
Laptop computers and iPads are to be returned as received, except for normal wear and tear as determined by the District when a student withdraws from the District or when requested by any school District official. The North Allegheny School District Responsible Computer, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Use North Allegheny School Board Policy #224.1 applies to all students and staff using laptop computers and iPad, regardless of location. The assignment and use of a laptop computer is considered to be a privilege. Inappropriate use or neglect of a laptop computer, sleeve, charger, the Internet, and/or any installed software could result in the loss of laptop computer privileges. Loss of privileges will not change classroom expectations and/or assignment completion.
Backup of Data
Students are responsible for maintaining a backup of all data on the laptop or iPad, either by using their District Google account or another means such as a flash drive. North Allegheny School District is not responsible for data loss in the event of a device failure or malfunction.