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
    Name]-BYOD” only.
         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
    learning environment.
         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
    disciplinary action.
         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
    text/instant messaging).
         f. Additional Classroom-Specific Procedures will be specified by each
    teacher, including permitted technology, times and uses, restricted
    times and uses, and other considerations.