The South Brunswick School District believes that all students should have access to technology when they act in a responsible, efficient, courteous and legal manner. Many district policies have been adopted to ensure the safety and ethical responsibility of our students and staff. These are outlined below. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the content and regulations for each policy.
All students must have a signed Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement on file in order to use the school technology. This document is signed by both the student and parent or guardian.
There is a separate policy for the following: PK-1
Beginning on September 21st 2015, students in grades 6-12 who adhere to the responsibilities outlined within the AUP will be permitted to bring their own devices to school and to access the “student network” while on school grounds. K-5 students will participate in project-based BYOD, i.e., only at the discretion of the building principal. View the BYOD presentation, and the BYOD Fact Sheet for more information about the rules and regulations associated with this policy.
View Student Use of Privately - Owned Technology Policy
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:36-40, the Board of Education adopted the Electronic Communication Policy to provide guidance and direction to teaching and support staff members to prevent improper electronic communications between teaching staff members and students. All staff should be familiar with the contents of this policy. Click below to view a copy of this policy.
All Acceptable Use Policies, grades PK-12, now include statements regarding safe and respectful social networking, as well as expectations for ethical behavior in the cyber world. The District Policy is still in draft but will be published soon.
Follow the District South Brunswick Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sbschools. Most schools have a FB set up. Enter www.facebook.com/sbsd___ and the initials of the school building, i.e., www.facebook.com/sbsdco is Constable.
All schools have a Twitter account. Enter @sbsd___ and the initials of the school building, i.e., @sbsdbc is Brooks Crossing.
FERPA / Media & Web Release
Pursuant to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), school districts are permitted to release "school directory information" unless parents exercise their right of refusal. Under the FERPA law, this information could include: student name, residential address, e-mail address, phone numbers, photographs/images, school locations, field of study, degrees, honors and awards received and participation in athletics and other activities.
The District also recognizes the potential risks of publishing student information and images on the Internet. In order to ensure the safety of our students, the District complies with the New Jersey State statute which requires school districts to obtain parental permission for the posting of “personally identifiable information” about individual students on the Internet. This law is separate from the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which relates to "student directory" information being published in print publications.
Click below for more information, as well as to view District Media and Web
Internet / Cyber Safety & Ethics
In accordance with Federal law, the District complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Students at all levels are learning about keeping safe in the cyber world and their responsibilities as digital citizens. All Acceptable Use Policies, grades PK-12, now include statements regarding safe and respectful social networking, as well as expectations for ethical behavior in the cyber world.
Click below to view our District Internet Safety page.
Click below to view Digital Citizenship Day activities and lessons for K-5, which takes place in September. These lessons and guidelines should be reinforced continuously throughout the year.