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We will construct a technology enriched
learning environment and community,
which will innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing world,
thus enabling ALL students to reach their highest potential
as learners, leaders, citizens and family/community members.
Sweetwater County School District #1 will
use technology to empower students to
become better problem solvers and decision makers
while they integrate vast amounts
of information in an environment promoted by
challenging, student-centered instruction.
All staff members will be empowered to champion technology
and construct an environment that embraces and integrates
technology into every aspect of the learning environment.
Information Technology Information
Information Technology Information
Administrators - 35
Technology Staff Information
IT Staff - 17
High Schools - 2 (including 1 alternative)
Technology Device Information
1-1-20 through 12-31-20 Tickets Closed =13,970
Computers - 5500 (iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, etc.)
Information Technology Initiatives:
The Technology Department started an initiative in the 2018-2019 school year to assign an iPad to every K-3 grade student and a laptop to every 4-6 grade student. While the devices do not go home with the students, they are able to use the same piece of equipment throughout the year. This effort was driven by a desire for equitable distribution of devices to students throughout the district. For the 2019-2020 school year all 7-12th graders will be assigned MacBook Air laptops that will go home with them. As new curriculum has been adopted over the last 5 years, we are seeing more of a shift to online components being required to adequately utilize the curriculum, which led to making sure devices were available across the board.
FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA prohibits the school district, and those services that we contractually enter into agreements with, from disclosing personally identifiable information from students’ education records without the consent of a parent or eligible student, unless an exception to FERPA’s general consent rule applies, The general consent exceptions require a school to provide certain privacy protections for those education records that it does maintain, either onsite or offsite.
COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. Only for-profit websites can violate COPPA. A school district cannot violate COPPA because we are not a for-profit website nor do we offer for-profit services. However, we are cognizant of the requirements of COPPA and how it affects the services we purchase and use.
Federal laws require the usage of content filters in K-12 institutions, SCSD1 utilizes a few different methods in which to accomplish this task.
Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the district’s Policy Committee worked to pass several technology-related policies. The need for these policies stemmed from legislation passed in the 2017(W.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxxv) requiring school districts to implement data privacy and security policies. Sweetwater County School District #1 Polices that directly relate to student privacy and data security can be found at http://www.sweetwater1.org/groups/4798/information_technology/data_security_policies
To facilitate compliance with the vast amount of cloud based/application based programs we utilize Education Framework, we run all requested applications through this platform to verify that the requested application is compliant with District Policy, Federal Guidelines & Regulations.