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- Textbook Usage Policy
- Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Agreement
- Press Release Policy
- Directory Information Policy
- Medication Request and Release Form
- Residency Affidavits
- Title VI Ed 506 Indian Student Eligibilty Certification Form
ACCEPTABLE USE AND INTERNET SAFETY AGREEMENT
The Internet, local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), software, software services, web services, data systems, information systems, email, and all other electronic communications (hereafter referred to as “technology resource(s)”) provide invaluable resources and communications to our district’s students and employees (hereafter referred to as “user(s)”). Users accessing the Internet are representing the Choctaw Nicoma Park Public School System and therefore have a responsibility to use the Internet in a productive manner that meets the high ethical standards of an educational institution.
Scope of Use: To ensure that students receive a quality education in an intellectually stimulating environment, it is the goal of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools to provide all students with access to a variety of technology. The creation of a varied and technologically advanced environment demands that any usage be conducted in a legally and ethically appropriate manner consistent with the policies and instructional goals of our district. Thus, it is the intention of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools that all technology resources be used in accordance with any and all school system policies and procedures and in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and/or guidelines governing the usage of technology and its components. Additionally, it is understood that all users of district provided technology will use the resources so as not to waste or abuse, interfere with or cause harm to other individuals, institutions, or companies.
Rules for Usage: The only goal of the technology environment is to support the educational and instructional endeavors of students and employees of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools. Use of any and all technological resources is a privilege, not a right. Any violation of the Acceptable Usage Agreement listed below may result in termination of usage and/or other appropriate discipline as deemed necessary by district administrators.
- All students (and their parent/guardian if students are under 18 years of age) must read and sign this agreement to indicate understanding and acceptance of this policy. The district shall not provide access to any student who, if 18 or older, fails to sign and submit the policy to the school as directed or, if under 18, does not return the policy as directed with the signatures of the student and his/her parent or guardian.
- By signing this policy, the user agrees not only to follow the rules in this policy, but also to report any misuse of technological resources to your teacher or administrators. Misuse means any violations of this policy or any other use that is not authorized and could cause harm to another person, their property or district property.
- Anyone who accesses the district’s WAN/LAN or utilizes any district owned technology device for any purpose agrees to be bound by the terms of the Agreement, even if no signed Agreement is on file.
- Permission is not transferrable, and therefore, may not be shared.
- The use of district technology is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate or suspected inappropriate use may result in a cancellation of those privileges pending investigation.
- The district’s network and any other technology is in effect an extension of the classroom experience. All users should use the same judgment they would in a classroom.
- Students will be allowed to conduct independent research on the Internet upon the receipt of the appropriate permission forms.
- Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools has made every effort to provide a safe Internet experience. Students that are allowed independent access to the Internet may access material that has not been screened by a teacher or other staff.
- Users must agree to and follow the Terms of Service required by software, software services, data systems, information systems, and other technology resources the district has contracted, purchased, or otherwise adopted.
- Site administrators will determine when inappropriate use has occurred and each site administrator has the right to deny, revoke, or suspend specific users’ accounts and access. Users have the right to appeal the decision to district administrators.
- Individuals identified as a security risk may be denied access to the district’s technological resources.
Any use of technological resources that reduces the efficiency of use for others will be considered a violation of this Agreement.
AUTHORIZED DEVICE AND NETWORK LAWFUL USE:
- All devices connected to the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools physical network, either wired or wireless, must be the property of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools unless approved by the site Technology Administrator. Individuals are prohibited from connecting a device to the district’s network without first obtaining permission.
- Individuals may use only accounts, files, software, and technological resources that are assigned to him/her.
- Individuals may not log in to or attempt to log in to a district resource using another person’s account and/or password or allow any other person to use his/her password to access a technology resource.
- Individuals must take reasonable precautions to safeguard their individual passwords. Any user who feels their password has been compromised must immediately report this to a teacher or site technology administrator so the password can be changed.
- Users should make sure to log off of any computer that will be left unattended.
- Individuals must take all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access to accounts and data and any other unauthorized usage within and/or outside the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools.
- Individuals must not disrupt or attempt to disrupt any device, network services, or data by spreading viruses, spyware, malware, spamming or by any other means.
- Individuals must not modify or attempt to modify hardware, utilities, or configurations. Individuals are not allowed to change or attempt to change the restrictions associated with any account, or attempt to breach any security, either with or without malicious intent.
- Users must NOT transmit offensive or harassing messages. Choctaw Nicoma Park Public Schools technological resources must not be used to bully, threaten, or harass any person. Cyber bullying WILL NOT BE TOLERATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Any student user caught violating this policy will at the very least lose ALL computer privileges. Some situations may result in further disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension or expulsion from school to all student(s) involved. In addition, violators could be subject to criminal penalties and their parents/guardians liable in civil action as specified by Oklahoma and/or federal law.
i. Cyber bullying refers to the use of technology to harass or bully someone else. Forms of cyber bullying can range in severity from cruel or embarrassing rumors to threats, harassment, or stalking.
ii. Cyber bullying includes but is not limited to:
- Sending mean or threatening messages via email, IM (instant messaging), or text messages or on any social media platform.
- Spreading rumors about others through email, IM, or text messages or text messages or on any social media platform.
- Creating a web site or Facebook, Twitter, or other social-networking account that targets another student or other person(s).
- Sharing fake or embarrassing photos or videos of someone with others via a cell phone, the Web, or email.
- Stealing another person’s login or password to send mean or embarrassing messages from his or her account.
- Users will not use any district technology for advertising or marketing purposes without the express permission of a district or site administrator.
- Users must not view, transmit or download pornographic or lewd materials or any materials that could encourage others to violate the law.
- Any attempt to bypass or otherwise compromise the necessary web filtering system in any way is strictly forbidden.
- Vandalism, either by electronic means (uploading/downloading malicious software or other exploits) or physical means is prohibited.
- Users must not download or transmit confidential, trade secret information, or copyrighted materials.
- Personally identifiable information concerning students may not be disclosed or used in any way without prior authorization by a site or district administrator. A supervising administrator may authorize the release of specific information, as defined by law, for internal administrative purposes or approved educational projects and activities.
RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY USE:
- District staff will make every reasonable effort to supervise and promote a safe student experience while using district technological resources. It is the students’ responsibility to cooperate with all rules and exercise responsible and safe usage policies.
- Users are prohibited from any use that could cause harm or damage to district or personal property.
- Users must not cause or attempt to cause harm to another person’s reputation or identity or otherwise engage in any form of cyber bullying.
- Only the authorized user may access or use email addresses assigned to an individual. Users are prohibited from sharing user names or passwords for network access.
- Users must use appropriate language at all times. No swearing, vulgarities, suggestive, obscene, belligerent, or threatening language will be tolerated.
- Users must not use access to make, distribute, or redistribute jokes, stories, or other material that is based upon slurs or stereotypes relating to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual preference.
- Students should not reveal personal information such as the user’s home address or telephone number or other personally identifying information as well as give out private or confidential information about themselves or others which might allow a person to locate the user, without first obtaining the permission of a supervising teacher.
- Students should not arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone met on a network or the Internet.
- Commercial use of district technological resources is prohibited other than for school business or activities approved by a site or district administrator. Students may not sell or buy anything over the Internet using district technological resources.
- Users will not use district’s technological resources for political campaigning.
- The district takes every reasonable measure to block inappropriate material. Unfortunately, regardless of any safeguards, the potential to access materials inappropriate for school-aged children exists. Every user must take responsibility for use of the technological resources and the Internet and avoid intentional access of inappropriate web sites.
- Users who find that other users are visiting offensive or harmful sites should report such use to a teacher or administrator.
- Teachers will screen all Internet resources that will be used in the classroom prior to their introduction.
- All students will be educated about appropriate online behavior. The education will emphasize safe Internet use policies and their importance.
- Illegal copies of software may not be created or used on CNP school system equipment.
- The downloading of movies and music on district equipment is not allowed.
- Any questions about copyright provisions should be directed to the principal or district administrators.
- DCopyright is implied for all materials published on the Internet or any network or device, even if such materials are not marked with a copyright symbol. Users are prohibited from the reproduction of or use of works, including but not limited to software, documents, pictures, digital recordings, music or graphics, without documented permission.
- No guarantee is made that email providers other than those contracted for CNP Schools use will be accessible on the district network.
- All data, including email communications, stored or transmitted on school technological resources may be monitored.
- CNP Schools’ email accounts may not be used for sending or attempting to send anonymous messages.
- CNP Schools’ email accounts may not be used for sending mass emails.
- CNP Schools’ email accounts may not be used for posting or forwarding other users’ personal communication without the author’s consent. Users must not assume that a sender of email is giving permission for the user to forward or redistribute the message to third parties or to give his/her email address to third parties. This should be done only with permission or when the user knows that the individual would have no objection.
- To maintain network integrity and to ensure technological resources are being used responsibly, the school district reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store at any time and without prior notice any and all usage of any technological resources. All such information files shall be and remain the property of the school district.
- All technology hardware and software belongs to the school system. All computer data including search histories and email communications transmitted on school system devices or by means of the school system network are subject to monitoring and may be archived.
- Users should have no expectations of privacy with regards to any data stored, transmitted or accessed on district technology resources.
- Because communications on the Internet are often public in nature, all users should be careful to maintain appropriate and responsible communications.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW POLICY:
The user’s use of the computer network and Internet is a privilege, not a right. A user who violates this policy, may at a minimum, have his or her access to the computer network and Internet terminated, which the school district may refuse to reinstate for the remainder of the student’s enrollment. A user violates this policy by his or her own action or by failing to report any violations by other users that come to the attention of the user. Further, a user violates this policy if he or she permits another to use his or her account or password to access technological resources and Internet, including any user whose access has been denied or terminated. The school district may also take other disciplinary action in such circumstances.
21 O.S. §1040.75, §1040.76
Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 (HR 4577, P.L, 106-554)
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. 254[h], [l])
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., Part F)
DIRECTORY INFORMATION NOTICE
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires that the district, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the district may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the district to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. examples include: a playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production; the annual yearbook; honor roll or other recognition lists; graduation programs; and sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
Two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEA’s) receiving assistance under the elementary and secondary education act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. Directory information will not be released to outside organizations for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
If you do not want the district to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the superintendent or site principal in writing. The district has designated the following information as “directory information,” and it will disclose that information without prior written consent: student’s name; student’s address; student’s telephone listing; student’s date and place of birth; student’s dates of attendance; student’s grade level (i.e., first grade, tenth grade, etc.); student’s participation in officially recognized activities and sports; student’s degrees, honors and awards received; student’s weight and height, if they are a member of an athletic team; most recent educational agency or institution attended; student’s photograph; and student’s electronic mail address.
No parent or eligible student can opt out of the requirement that a student wear his or her id badge which shows the student’s school id number.
Fill out and return to school with a NEW UNOPENED CONTAINER of age and dose appropriate medication valid for the current school year. A new form is required yearly.
Definition of Residency & Residency Affidavit Requirement
Residency is defined as both the parent/guardian and the student living in a home exclusively within the boundaries of the Choctaw‐Nicoma Park Public Schools District. Parent/legal guardian/students who cannot provide the necessary information to verify their address because they are residing with a Choctaw‐Nicoma Park School resident on a temporary basis shall be required to complete a Residency Affidavit form. Residency Affidavits are only valid for the current school year.
Who must be present to complete Residency Affidavit?
Both homeowner/resident and parent/legal guardian of the student(s) must be present to complete the Residency Affidavit form that is notarized by a CNP Enrollment Specialist. Forms for all grades PreK – 12th are completed at the Choctaw‐Nicoma Park School to which you are enrolling.
The following documents must be presented by the CNP resident:
- A current gas or electric bill – If bills are paid online, a computer printout showing these transactions will be accepted. The bill or statement must show the service address. UTILITY CUT‐ OFF NOTICES, TELEPHONE OR CABLE BILLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- A driver’s license or other photo ID.
- If the residence that the proposed students are moving into is a rental property, a revised lease will need to be submitted that identifies the names of all persons living at that property. The revised lease must be received prior to enrollment.
The following documents must be presented by the Legal Parent/Guardian:
- 3 pieces of current, legitimate business mail, going to that address in their name – If bills are paid online, a computer printout showing these transactions will be acceptable. AND
- A driver’s license or other photo ID.
Notice of Legality & Falsification of Residency Penalty by Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office:
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise all parents, guardians, and Choctaw‐Nicoma Park School District residents of the Oklahoma State Statute on determining a child’s residence.
Choctaw‐Nicoma Park Public Schools requires residency verification each school year for all returning residents and all students enrolled under a Residency Affidavit. Charges will be filed with the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office if it is found that any party completing residency paperwork, or a residency affidavit, for the Choctaw‐Nicoma Park Public School District, has falsified any of the required paperwork. The student will forfeit their legal enrollment status, will be withdrawn from school immediately, and may be subject to tuition on a cost of $4,665.00 per year. Please read the statute below:
Title 70 O.S. § 1‐113 A. 1. Determination of Child’s Residence (OSCN 2015)
A. When used in this section, the residence of any child for school purposes shall be:
a. 1. The school district in which the parents, guardian, or person having legal custody holds legal residence. Each school district board of education shall adopt a policy establishing the requirements for student residency for that district which provides for residence as described in this paragraph. Within the discretion of each school district's board of education, the policy may but is not required to allow for establishment of residency by affidavit when an adult, whether a relative or not, who does not fall within one of the categories listed above, who holds legal residence in the school district, and who has assumed permanent care and custody of the child files an affidavit with the school district attesting that they have assumed custody and the reasons for assuming custody. Any policy allowing the establishment of residency by affidavit shall require the adult who provides the affidavit to affirm in such affidavit that the custody arrangement is permanent and that the adult contributes the major degree of support to the child. If the school district policy allows establishment of residency by affidavit, any person who willfully makes a statement in the affidavit which the person knows to be false shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or both such fine and imprisonment. Each school district shall include in its policy on residency any documentation necessary for the administration of the policy.
This form serves as the official record of the eligibility determination for each individual child included in the student count. You are not required to complete or submit this form. However, if you choose not to submit a form, your child cannot be counted for funding under the program. This form should be kept on file and will not need to be completed every year. Where applicable, the information contained in this form may be released with your prior written consent or the prior written consent of an eligible student (aged 18 or over), or if otherwise authorized by law, if doing so would be permissible under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, and any applicable state or local confidentiality requirements.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ED 506 FORM
PURPOSE: To comply with the requirements in 20 USC 7427(a), which provides that: “The Secretary shall require that, as part of an application for a grant under this subpart, each applicant shall maintain a file, with respect to each Indian child for whom the local educational agency provides a free public education, that contains a form that sets forth information establishing the status of the child as an Indian child eligible for assistance under this subpart, and that otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (b)”.
MAINTENANCE: A separate ED 506 form is required for each Indian child that was enrolled during the count period. A new ED 506 form does NOT have to be completed each year. All documentation must be maintained in a manner that allows the LEA to be able to discern, for any given year, which students were enrolled in the LEA’s school(s) and counted during the count period indicated in the application.
Indian means an individual who is (1) A member of an Indian Tribe or Band, as membership is defined by the Indian Tribe or Band, including any Tribe or Band terminated since 1940, and any Tribe or Band recognized by the State in which the Tribe or Band resides; (2) A descendant of a parent or grandparent who meets the requirements described in paragraph (1) of this definition; (3) Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; (4) An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native; or (5) A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect on October 19, 1994.
Student Information: Write the name of the child, date of birth, grade level, name of school and school district. Only name one child per form.
Tribal Membership: Write the name of the individual with the tribal membership, if it is not the child listed. Only one name is needed for this section, even though multiple persons may have tribal membership. Select only one identifier: the child, child’s parent or grandparent, for whom you can provide membership information.
Write the name and address of the organization that maintains updated and accurate membership data for such Tribe or Band of Indians. The name does not need to be the official name as it appears exactly on the Department of Interior’s list of federally recognized Tribes, but the name must be recognizable and be of sufficient detail to permit verification of the eligibility of the Tribe. Check only one box indicated whether it is a Federally Recognized, State Recognized, Terminated Tribe or Organized Indian Group. Write the enrollment number establishing the membership for the child, parent or grandparent, if readily available, or other evidence of membership.
Attestation Statement: Provide the printed name of parent/guardian and signature, address, phone number and email of the parent or guardian of the child. The signature of the parent or guardian of the child verifies the accuracy of the information supplied.
Paperwork Burden Statement: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1810-0021. The time required to complete this portion of the information collection per type of respondent is estimated to average: 15 minutes per Indian student certification (ED 506) form; including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, write directly to: Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., LBJ/Room 3W238, Washington, D.C. 20202-6335