WKMS-FM features Graves County Schools BYOD Program.
Graves County Schools is committed to moving students and staff
forward in a 21st century learning environment. As part of this plan,
Graves County High School will allow students and staff to use their own
technology devices during the school day to enhance productivity and
learning. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own
devices in the classroom to enhance learning.
::.. CONNECTING TO THE GRAVESCO WIRELESS NETWORK
::.. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The Graves County School District welcomes employees and students to
bring in personally owned computers to be used for instructional
purposes. Please be aware of the items below before you connect your
device to the Graves County Network.
- A student or staff member who brings privately owned devices to
school is personally responsible for the equipment and all software
installed on that device.
- Graves County Schools assumes no liability for any damage to a
personally owned device while connected to our network. Any damage to
the equipment is the responsibility of the individual who owns the
- Graves County Schools will not repair personally owned devices.
- Graves County Schools will not provide software to any device that we do not own.
- Graves County Schools will not service software on personally owned devices.
- All devices must include updated anti-virus software.
- Graves County Schools will not provide internal computer components
for personally owned devices, whether as enhancements, upgrades or
- If personal devices interfere with the district network in any way, the device may be banned from the network.
- Any damage caused by personally owned devices in the Graves County
School District is the responsibility of the owner of the device.
- Technology peripherals (printers, scanners, projectors, etc.)
purchased privately to be used in the school system must also be
maintained by the owner.
- Purchasing perishable supplies to be used in equipment not owned by the district is the owner's responsibility.
- The district retains the right to determine where and when privately owned equipment may connect to the network.
- The student/staff member is responsible for the physical security of the equipment when it is not being used.
- Graves County Schools does not guarantee the privacy or security of
any item stored on or transmitted by any privately owned computers.
- Use of the computer/peripheral must adhere to the Graves County School District Acceptable Use Policy.
For privately owned computers being used in District facilities, the Graves County School District reserves the right to:
- Monitor all activity.
- Make determinations on whether specific uses of the computer are consistent with the District's Acceptable Use Policy.
- Log network use and to monitor storage disk space utilized by such users.
- Deem what is appropriate use.
- Remove the user's access to the network and suspend the right to use
the privately owned computer in District facilities if at any time it
is determined that the user is engaged in unauthorized activity or is
violating the Acceptable Use Policy.
::.. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: I brought my personal device to class but my teacher said I had to put it away. Can I still use it?
Answer: The teacher has authority over classroom procedures. You may use your device when he/she gives you permission to do so.
Question: I need to print something. Is this allowed?
Answer: No, personal devices will not be able to print to district printers.
Question: My device was stolen at school. Who should I contact about this?
Answer: Answer: Bringing your own technology device to school can
be useful but some risks are involved as well. It is good practice to
record the device's model and serial number in case of theft. Graves
County Schools is not responsible for the theft or damage done to the
device. If a theft occurs, you should contact a school administrator to
make him/her aware of the situation so it will be handled the same way
as any other theft.
Question: Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use
Policy ("AUP") I signed at the beginning of the school year even though
this is my own personal device?
Answer: Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy for Graves County Schools
remains in effect even when you are using your own device since you will
be connecting to the district's wireless network. Disobeying the terms
of the AUP would be a student code of conduct violation and would be
dealt with by school and/or district administration.
Question: Will there be a penalty to my grade if I do not have my own device?
Answer: No. Devices are never required. Therefore, a grade cannot be taken.
Question: Will I be able to access my personal U: drive where I store all of my work?
Answer: No. At this time all drives on Graves County servers are
not accessible on personal devices. However, students will be encouraged
to use other means to save their work such as the SkyDrive.
Question: Is my child required to have a device?
Answer: No. Students will have access to district owned computers throughout the building.
Question: What steps can I take if my child's device is stolen or damaged?
Answer: Graves County Schools is not responsible for any damage
or theft of student owned equipment. Keeping track of the device's
serial number, model and type will be helpful as well. Theft or
vandalism of any kind should be reported immediately to the school
administration and/or resource officer so he/she can take the
appropriate steps. Damage or theft is still the responsibility of the
Question: What are the school/classroom rules for using cell phones?
Answer: Smartphones are allowed in the classroom for
instructional purposes only. Students are not allowed to text or make
calls without the teacher's permission. The Electronic Device Policy
will still be enforced.
Question: Will my child's internet be filtered at school even though they are using their own device?
Answer: Yes. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all public school network access to be filtered.
Question: Some of my students cannot access the network on their
laptops or phones. I don't have time in a class period to help them with
this. Should I put in a help request with the district technology
Answer: Students who cannot access the district's wireless
network or who may have technical issues with their device need to take
care of this issue by working with their user's manual that came with
the device out of the classroom. Directions for logging in to the wireless network are located on the district's website technology page.
Question: I have students in my classroom who are accessing the
Internet using their provider's data plan (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) on
their smart phones or laptops, hence bypassing the filter. Is this a
violation of the student AUP?
Answer: No, this is not a violation of the Student AUP.
Question: I have my own laptop and a smart phone. I would like to
utilize these tools while at school. Can I access the wireless network
as a district staff ?
Answer: Yes. Staff can also access the district's wireless
network. Keep in mind that the network is going to be filtered at the
student level for anyone who may choose to access it.
Question: I believe one of my students may have been misusing his device. Should I call the technology office concerning this problem?
Answer: No. Any disciplinary infractions that occur from using
technology tools should be referred to a school administrator and/or
resource officer. This would be a student code of conduct issue.
Question: Who should I contact if one of my student's laptops is damaged or stolen?
Answer: No. Any theft issues should be handled as you normally
would. The Graves County School District is not responsible for any
damage or theft of student-owned technology tools. It would be good to
remind students to keep a record of the device's serial number just in
case a theft occurs.
Instructional inquiries: Amanda Henderson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology inquiries: Michael Boyd - email@example.com