Oct 06
Change to Chapter 10 - Communications Policies


10.3.1 - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy for Schools

​All parish elementary schools and parish and archdiocesan high schools are committed to assisting students in becoming responsible digital citizens. Schools can do so by giving students authentic experiences that build their skills in collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking and that prepare them for their current and future educational experiences and careers. The archdiocesan Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy is designed to meet this objective for students who bring or use their own electronic devices in school or as part of their student life.

Students may bring personal electronic devices to school for educational purposes with the approval of the school administration. While at school, students are required to connect to the school's filtered network connection.

Responsibility for Devices and Their Use

  • All students and their families are required to follow the Acceptable Use and Responsibility Policy for Electronic Communications ("Archdiocesan AUP"), whether the device is provided by the student or the school.
  • Students are solely responsible for their own personal devices and are to permanently label devices with identifying information.
  • The school assumes no financial responsibility for personal devices if they are lost, loaned, damaged, or stolen.
  • Personal devices are subject to investigation in accordance with the Archdiocesan AUP​ and the archdiocesan Administrative Handbook (see School Searches).
  • Students are expected to keep their devices secure at all times and not loan them to others unless required to do so for an educational assignment.
  • Students are expected to protect their devices by bringing them to school in a case or cover to avoid damage.
  • If a student uses a personal or school device or any of its functions in a manner that intentionally violates the school's policies or the Archdiocesan AUP, the student will be subject to consequences in accordance with the school's disciplinary policies and procedures.​

Each school may develop its own additional BYOD guidelines to accommodate its individual situation, but all guidelines must be consistent with the policies in Communications Policies and Students and Families. Parents/guardians must sign the Bring Your Own Device Policy Acknowledgement Form​ indicating their agreement with the school's BYOD Policy.​


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