The district recognizes its responsibility to further its educational goals through the use of appropriate and high quality technology. Continuing advances in technology are bringing about changes that have an increasing impact on the way we obtain, process, evaluate and use information.
Therefore, the district is committed to:
- A comprehensive staff development program to ensure appropriate and effective use of technology
- The preparation of students to utilize multiple types of technology
- The integration of technology within and across all curriculum areas
- The equitable distribution and access to technological equipment and materials for all students
- The promotion of technology as an alternative to traditional methods of gathering, organizing and synthesizing information
- The provision of sufficient funds, within the budgetary constraints, for the implementation of technology instruction
Use of School Computers
Students will be granted an account number to access the school district’s computer network. Each student’s account number is intended for personal use only and cannot be shared with other individuals. Users of the district’s computer equipment shall have no expectation of privacy. The district reserves the right to access all files and monitor all uses of the district’s computer technology equipment at its own discretion in order to ensure the equipment is used appropriately. The district prohibits the use of any computer hardware/software in any inappropriate, fraudulent or destructive manner, including, but not limited to:
- Sending out unauthorized messages
- Entering a code-protected file
- Altering a software program
- Vandalizing hardware or software components
- Copyright infringement
- Use of a password, other than your own
The OESJ School District reserves the right to monitor users’ online activities and to access and review copy and store or delete any electronic communication or files and disclose them to others as it deems necessary. Users should have no expectation of privacy regarding their use of district property network and/or Internet access or files including email. All emails may be subject to the Freedom of Information Law.
The OESJ Central School District is committed to safeguarding children’s access to the Internet and World Wide Web on district computers. Although the district cannot totally guarantee the effectiveness of selected filtering and blocking technology, the district will use such measures that block or filter Internet access to visual depictions that are obscene or otherwise harmful to minors, as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
1:1 Chromebook Program
Students need to be college and career ready and need to develop the “soft skills” necessary for success. To help our Junior-Senior High School students be better prepared, the 1:1 Chromebook program is in place. Continued collaboration between students, teachers and home are crucial for this program to be successful.