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I agree...great idea, Joanne.  I'm tired of struggling with these issues
alone.  Of course, local control will rear its (ugly?) head, but it sure
would be nice to have some clarity on the legalities.

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Lauren Kelley Parren
ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
802-453-2333 x 1119



School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 at 5:04 PM -0500 wrote:
>I think this is a great idea, Joanne!  Peter, any thoughts or comments
>on this?  Or anyone from VITA learn have any ideas on how something like
>this could be started or accomplished?
>
>Steven Walker
>Information Technology Director
>South Burlington School District
>550 Dorset Street
>South Burlington, VT 05403
>802-652-7297
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: School Information Technology Discussion
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joanne Finnegan
>Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 2:15 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Student Email ... again?
>
>Having just spent hours working on a committee to write guidelines for
>what can or cannot be posted on the school website for one of our two
>middle schools, I'm wondering why we haven't had this discussion at the
>state level.  If we all chipped in together to hire a lawyer to draft
>the guidelines (AUPs, Web Permissions, etc.), for all the schools in
>Vermont, how much would it cost each school?  Is this something that
>could be done with stimulus funds? Seems to me that we are all
>recreating the wheel again ... and again ... and again.   
>
>
>
>
>Joanne Finnegan
>Technology Integration Specialist
>Chittenden East Supervisory Union
>(voice) (802) 858-1728
>(fax) (802) 899-1059
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>
>This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family
>Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  If this e-mail contains
>student information and you are not entitled to access such information
>under FERPA, please notify the sender.  Federal regulations require that
>you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it
>to anyone.>>> Ed Barry <[log in to unmask]> 12/9/2009 1:53 PM >>>
>I believe this issue has been discussed earlier on this List but I
>thought
>I would bring it back as it is presently on my radar.
>
>Student email...
>
>The question... If you create an email account for students (like
>creating
>a Gmail account for them) or, you ask students to use their existing
>email
>account to sign up for a web 2.0 site to use for a class project or
>assignment, what liability does the school/district take on if something
>inappropriate or illegal occurs through said email account?
>
>
>Have you addressed this issue  in your IT Policies and Procedures?  If
>so,
>how in-depth does it go and do you feel it really covers the district's
>liability?
>===============
>
>How are you all handling this issue?
>
>Does written parental permission to allow them to have an email account
>to
>use for school preojects cover the liability issues?  
>
>Additionally, can there be a generic permission for them to use their
>email accounts for educational projects... for all occurances... or do
>you
>have to get permission for each invividual instance when a student is
>asked to use  their email to create an account on a site?
>
>
>Thanks for your ideas and comments.
>
>Ed
>
>
>
>Ed Barry
>Director of Information Technology Services
>Milton Town School District
>42 Herrick Avenue
>Milton, VT  05468
>(802)893-3210  FAX 893-3227
>
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