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20-14: Web Filtering Changes for Juniors and Seniors

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE: July 3, 2019

 

ACTION ITEM

SUBJECT

Web Filtering Changes for Juniors and Seniors

RATIONALE

Following the school board’s action on February 25, 2019, several web filtering modifications were enabled for our students who were enrolled in grades 11 and 12.

 

  1. Enabled restricted-mode access to Youtube.
  2. Enabled access to advertisements (assistive with the proper rendering of web content.)
  3. Enabled access to Auctions/Shopping sites.
  4. Enabled access to selected digital forums.
  5. Enabled access to selected radio and tv content.

 

-One parent elected to opt-out of the approved trial.

-Students’ Internet usage was continuously monitored.

-No access violations were noted.

-No complaints were received.

 

I am requesting the school board’s authorization to enable the aforementioned web filtering modifications for all juniors and seniors.

 

-Parents will be offered an opportunity to opt-out.

-Internet traffic will be monitored and usage reports will be generated.

-Access violations will be reported to the high school’s administrative team.

 

 

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

Policies GAB/IIBEA, GAB-R/IIBEA-R, KBE

STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman; Dwayne Ross

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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