2022 Electronic Resources, Internet Safety and Procedure


The Methow Valley School District Board of Directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. The board also believes that students need to be proficient and safe users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world.


Therefore, the district will use electronic resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. It is the district’s goal to provide students with rich and ample opportunities to use technology for important purposes in schools just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings use these tools. The district’s technology will enable educators and students to communicate, learn, share, collaborate and create; to think and solve problems; to manage their work; and to take ownership of their lives.


To help ensure student safety and citizenship in online activities, all students will be educated about appropriate behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.


The superintendent or designee will create strong electronic educational systems that support innovative teaching and learning, to provide appropriate staff development opportunities and to develop procedures to support this policy.


Cross References:       Board Policy  2020                       Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials

                                                            2025                       Copyright Compliance

                                                           3207                       Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

                                                            3231                       Student Records

                                                            3241                       Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment

                                                            4040                       Public Access to District Record

                                                            4400                       Election Activities

                                                            5281                       Disciplinary Action and Discharge

Legal Reference:         18 USC §§ 2510-2522                  Electronic Communication Privacy Act

                                    Pub. L. No. 110-385                     Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act

Management Resources:       

                                    Policy News, February 2012         Federal Guidance Requires Changes to Electronic Resources Policy

                                    Policy News, June 2008                Electronic Resources

                                    Policy News, June 2001                Congress Requires Internet Blocking at School

                                    Policy News, August 1998            Permission required to review e-mail


 Adoption Date: 4.12

WSSDA 2.12

Methow Valley School District

Classification: Priority