5800 Computer Use in Instruction - Responsible Use

  • The Brewster Central School District is committed to optimizing student learning and teaching. The district considers student access to digital learning resources, including the Internet, to be a powerful and valuable educational and research tool, and encourages the use of computers and other web enabled technology in district classrooms for the purpose of advancing and promoting learning, student engagement, and teaching.

    Digital learning resources can provide a powerful forum for learning and the use of software applications, online databases, collaborative tools, and other web based forums can significantly enhance learning experiences and provide global communication opportunities for staff and students.

    The Director of Technology and Innovation shall establish regulations governing the use and security of the district's computer network. All users of the district's computer network and equipment shall comply with this policy and those regulations. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action as well as suspension and/or revocation of computer access privileges.

    The Director of Technology and Innovation shall oversee the use of district computer resources. S/he will coordinate the preparation of in-service programs for the training and professional learning of district staff in computer skills, and for the incorporation of digital learning in all subject areas.

    The Director of Technology and Innovation, working in conjunction with the district’s purchasing agent, and the district’s technology committee, will be responsible for the purchase and distribution of computer software and hardware throughout district schools. S/he shall prepare and submit for the Superintendent’s approval a comprehensive multi-year technology plan which shall be revised as necessary to reflect changing technology and/or district needs.

    Adopted 8/22/2000
    Revised: 4/12/2016
    Adopted: 5/10/2016
    Revised & adopted: 1/11/2017