Electronic Communication Devices

Electronic communication devices (ECDs) include computers, tablets, pagers, cell phones, smartphones, portable game units, graphing calculators, and similar electronic equipment. Students may not take photos, videos or audio recordings without the permission of staff and/or administration.

Staff (includes administrators, supervisors, teachers, coaches, aides, secretaries, custodians and volunteers) and students will adhere to the following:

  1. For electronic communication, the staff may communicate with students only with the use of their Northern Valley First Class accounts. Personal email accounts such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc. are not acceptable for staff contacting students or for students contacting staff. The use of off‐campus social networking systems such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are not acceptable for staff to student and/or student to staff communication.
  2. To contact students by telephone, staff should use school issued phones from the high schools if possible. Personal ECDs may be used for emergency school business only.
  3. Students and staff are urged to be cautious when personal digital information crosses into the workplace. In using off‐campus social networking systems students and staff are urged to be cautious with settings that provide access to personal information. Other acceptable use guidelines are outlined in Board of Education Policy 6142.10 Technology.