From the Student Handbook:

"Lafayette Parish School System recognizes that access to technology in school gives students greater opportunities to gain future ready technology and communication skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. To that end, we provide access to technologies for student and staff use. This Responsible Use Agreement outlines the guidelines and behaviors that users are expected to follow when using school technologies.

  • The Lafayette Parish School System network is intended for and will be used for educational purposes only and is filtered in accordance with our policies and federal regulations, such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
  • Email is provided for school related communication and is monitored and archived. Email is disabled for K-5 students. Sixth & 7th grade students can only email within Lafayette Parish. Eighth through twelfth grade students will have full access to email for educational purposes only.
  • Google accounts are for school requirements, and students will keep their account information secure and private. 
  • Users will exercise the same responsible and respectful behaviors online as offline.
  • Students will keep their personal information private and offline.
  • Students will treat any devices provided by the school system with extreme care and caution and should report any loss, damage, or malfunction to staff immediately.
  • Harmful and/or inappropriate online behavior should be reported to school staff.
  • Misuse of school resources can result in disciplinary action in accordance to the Discipline Matrix.



Online Liabilities

Lafayette Parish School System employs filtering and other safety and security mechanisms, and works to ensure their proper function. However, students are held liable for intentional breaches to this system (i.e. proxies).



Consequences

Violations of this policy may have disciplinary repercussions, including but not limited to:

  • Suspension of network, technology, or computer privileges
  • Monetary Reimbursement
  • Detention or suspension from school and school-related activities
  • Legal action and/or prosecution"




What does this mean for you?

Having access to technology at school is important for your future. The skills you gain from using technology at school will help you be productive inside and outside of school. 

We have some expectations for you when you are using school devices and the network (Internet & WiFi).

  • Our network (Internet & WiFi) is to be used for EDUCATIONAL purposes. We have to filter to keep you safe online and because we receive federal monies that pays for a lot of our network and hardware (access points). If we don't use filters, we don't get money to pay for the access we all need.
  • Email is for school stuff, not chat. It's monitored. It is never permanently deleted. Be wise, young grasshoppers, when you are using email to communicate.
  • Your LPSS Google account is for school stuff! DO NOT sync your PERSONAL device with your school Google account! Bad things will happen!!!!!
  • Just. Be. Kind. Online.
  • Keep your info safe!
  • Take care of the devices you use! We don't have unlimited funds to replace broken devices.