What does anyone have that covers confidentiality of grades or other student
information stored on computers that are either school or personal
computers? Is there a liability issue if, for example, student information
is accessed from a machine that was stolen or taken home and someone in the
home has accessed that info?
Lydia M. Foisy
Information Services' Director
Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans
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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:17 AM
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Subject: Re: lending Policy
We have a similar policy: teachers sign off on the equipment and take
responsibility for returning it in the same condition it was borrowed. The
other stipulation is that equipment MUST be in the building during school
hours! Occasionally people have left laptops or cameras at home...
Because the bulbs are consumable, we do not lend LCD projectors unless a
teacher is presenting at a conference.
Except for the teacher that ran over one of our DV cameras (and replaced
it), we have had few problems.
> We have a form for that purpose, We encourage teachers to take computers
> home over the summer and some have borrowed equipment for shorter periods
> The form records the equipment's description and serial number, who is
> it, for how long etc. It also reminds the borrower that our Acceptable
> Policy still applies, even if the equipment is off premises. It also
> contains a statement that the borrower is financially responsible for its
> We've had very few problems with staff using our equipment off-campus.
> In a message dated 4/5/05 12:22:34 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>> Does anyone have a policy regarding staff use of technology equipment at
>> home or a liability form of some sort?
> Tommy J. Walz
> Technology Coordinator
> Barre Supervisory Union
> 120 Ayers St.
> Barre VT 05641
> Tel 802-476-5011