Bring Your Own Device Policy, Procedures, and Forms
BYOD School Procedures
The Hernando County School District is committed to moving students and staff
forward in a 21st century learning environment. As part of this plan, The
Hernando County School District will allow students and staff to bring their own
devices (BYOD) during any teaching and learning day. With classroom teacher
discretion, students may use their own devices in the classroom. Participants
should use personal devices during the instructional day to support their
educational activities and maintain academic integrity in all their work at all
Students must adhere to the following:
1. The School
a. Students will connect to the school BYOD network called “[School
b. The School will not repair, support, charge, or be held responsible for
any lost or stolen devices. The student is encouraged to keep a
record of their own device serial numbers and download an app to
track device location.
c. Students are to follow the acceptable use policies currently in place
for network and internet access at the school.
d. BYOD is a privilege offered at the school that can be taken away at
any time due to abuse and/or discipline issues at the school.
e. Cellular or other devices must be in silent mode while on school
campuses unless directed and supervised by a teacher as part of the
f. Devices may not be used to record, transmit or post photographic
images or video of a person, or persons on campus during school
activities and/or hours unless under the supervision of a teacher or
administrator. Students that violate this procedure may face
g. 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.
h. Printing from personal devices will not be possible at school.
i. Personal technology is charged prior to bringing it to school and runs
off its own battery while at school. No plugging devices into school
AC power receptacles.
j. Users will be responsible for procuring and installing all software or
applications on their respective devices.
2. The Classroom
a. Devices may only be used specifically for instructional purposes
under the guidance of a teacher.
b. Devices may only be brought and used in classrooms that the
teachers state to be BYOD classrooms and will be used at the sole
discretion of each teacher on campus.
c. Devices are turned face down on the desk during teacher designated
“No Technology” class time and turned face up only when teacher
designates class time as “Technology Permitted” times.
d. Devices may only be used to access files on computer or internet
sites which are relevant to the classroom curriculum. Games are not
permitted unless they are part of the teacher’s assignment.
e. Devices may not be used to cheat on assignments or tests, or for
non-instructional purposes (such as making personal phone calls and
f. Additional Classroom-Specific Procedures will be specified by each
teacher, including permitted technology, times and uses, restricted
times and uses, and other considerations.