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CIPA & NCLB
INTERNET SAFETY POLICY
Each district computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device that blocks entry to visual depictions that are (1) obscene, (2) pornographic, or (3) harmful or inappropriate for students, as defined by Children’s Internet Protection Act as determined by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. An administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide research or other lawful purpose, provided the person receives prior permission from the Superintendent or system administrator. The Superintendent or designee shall include measures in this policy’s implementation plan to address the following:
- Limiting student access to inappropriate matter as well as restricting access to harmful materials:
- Student safety and security when using electronic communications:
- Limiting unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful activities:
- Limiting unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information.
- Strategies and activities have been founded in scientifically based research as required by NCLB, Section 1116 (c)(7)(A)(i) and as defined in NCLB, Section 9101(37).
- Technical assistance provided by the district serving the schools is founded on scientifically based research (NCLB, Section 1116(b)(4)(C) as defined in NCLB, Section 9101(37).
- The plan includes strategies and activities that support the implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards and Performance Descriptors and reflect the alignment of curricula, instruction, and assessment with the Illinois Learning Standards and, if applicable, with the Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards.
- The district will spend at least 25 percent of the funds made available under Title II-D of NCLB, for the purpose of providing high-quality professional development in the integration of advanced technologies including emerging technologies, into curricula and instruction.
- The district will give reasonable public notice and hold at least one public hearing to address a proposed technology protection measure and internet safety policy as set forth by the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA). The adoption of this policy shall meet the five criteria required by Section 25491 of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).