Chittenden East SU has same approach.  We treat the AUP the same as any other policy/procedure.  It's included in the handbook, and expected to be followed just as are the bully/harassment, weapons, and other policies. None of other policies are singled out for stand-alone signatures.

With all due respect to the state's template at, it is antiquated. Even though it was revised just a couple of years ago, and I was on that revision committee, I was disappointed to read the final product. It was little more than a rewrite of the old AUP.

Steve Jarrett
District Technology Supervisor
Chittenden East Supervisory Union

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Nick Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Not being antagonistic here, but is there an issue with enforcement of any other policy that is clearly spelled out in a student / parent handbook? If it works for one area, why wouldn't it work for the IT arena as well?
We don't have signed AUP's here at CVU and I don't think our sending schools do either, but our use policy is spelled out in the student handbook. The policy was drafted at the district level and signed off by every school board prior to it being implemented.

Nick Clark
Information Technology Technician
Champlain Valley Union HS

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
any issues with enforcement bc of the lack of signature?

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Bob Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We switched to a passive policy a year or so ago.  The student handbook
spells out expectations for student behavior in all areas, and
consequences for not meeting those expectations.  We saw no reason to
treat computer use any different from, say, plagiarism, it was taking too
much of my time to track who had, and hadn't, returned the forms, it was
difficult for teachers to plan computer based activity in September,
knowing a few of their kids might not have access, etc.

Bob Wickberg
Technology Coordinator
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Wondering what the practice is out there in middle and high schools
>regarding AUPs.
>We have every 7th and 8th grader sign the AUP at the beginning of each
>year.  We don't have a firm practice in place in the high school.
>Are schools generally requiring that students sign the AUP each year?
>How about parents?
>Or are things set up so that the AUP is referenced when logging onto the
>network or on a school-owned device?
>Luis Bango
>Technology Integration Teacher / VHS Site Coordinator
>Woodstock Union High School
>Woodstock, Vermont
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