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IIBGC Staff Online Activities (See  GAF, GBU, IIBG,  IIBGA,  KGA)

Employees  are   encouraged  to   use   district  electronic  mail   and   other district    technology    resources    to      promote    student     learning     and communication  with parents  of  students and   education-related entities. If those resources are   used, they shall be  used for  purposes directly  related  to work-related activities.     Technology-based  materials,  activities,   and communication tools shall  be   appropriate for   and   within the   range of   the knowledge, understanding,  age,  and   maturity of   students  with whom they are  used.

District employees, including, but  not  limited to,  classroom teachers and   extracurricular  activity  coaches and   sponsors, may   set   up   blogs  and other social networking accounts using district  technological resources  and following district policy and  guidelines to promote communications with students, parents, and   the   community concerning school-related activities and    for    the    purpose   of    supplementing   classroom   instruction.      Social networking sites  and   other  online communication options  offering instructional  benefits  may    be    used   for    the    purpose  of    supplementing classroom instruction  and   to   promote  communications  with  students  and parents concerning school-related activities.

In   order  for   district  employees and   activity  sponsors to   utilize   a social  networking  site  for    instructional,  administrative,  or   other  work- related communication purposes, they shall comply with the  following:

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  1. They shall  request  prior permission from the   superintendent or  the superintendent's  designee.
  2. If permission is  granted, staff members will set  up  the  site following any district    guidelines   developed   by     the     superintendent    and approved  by   the    board.  If  the    expenditure  of   district   funds  is required  to   complete  the   set-up  or   maintenance  of   the  site,  the requesting  staff  member shall present an  itemized  summary of  such costs to  the   superintendent.   {Board/Superintendent} approval shall be   required  prior  to   the    expenditure  of   district  funds  for    such purpose.
  3. Guidelines shall specify whether access to  the  site must be giVen  to school/district administrators and  technology staff.
  4. If written parental consent is  not  otherwise granted through acceptable use  policy forms provided by  the   district, staff shall notify parents of  the  site and  obtain written permission for students to  become "friends"  of  the  site prior to  the  students being granted access. This permission shall be  kept on  file at  the  school as determined by  the  principal.
  5. Once  the    site  has    been  created,  the    sponsormg  staff  member  is responsible for  the  following:
    • Monitoring and   managing the   site to  promote safe and   acceptable use  and  compliance with district policies;  and
    • Observing confidentiality  restrictions  concerning  release  of personally identifiable    student   information   under   state   and federal law.

Staff   members   are     discouraged  from  creating   personal   social networking accounts to  which they invite  current or  future students  to  be friends.  Employees  taking  such  action  do   so   at   their  own    risk.     All employees shall  be  subject to  disciplinary action if  their conduct relating to   use    of   technology  or   online  resources  violates  this  policy  or   other applicable  board  policy,   statutory,   or   regulatory  provisions   govermng employee conduct or  the   protection of  student record information;  or  if  it impairs the   staff  member's  job   performance  or  effectiveness  in   the   work setting.    District  staff  shall  endeavor to   protect  the   health,  safety,  and emotional well-being of  students and  confidentiality of  student record information both in  the  school setting and  in  their online actions.  Conduct m  violation of  this policy, including,  but   not   limited to, conduct relating to  the  use  of  technology, social networking, or  online resources, may   form the  basis for  disciplinary action up  to  and  including termination from employment.

Approved:   KASB Recommendation- 6/13