- Granite School District uses iBoss Web filters under the state contract from UEN. iBoss provides categorized filtering chosen by district administrators that filter and log all Web based traffic at all district locations.
- iBoss software allows the district to distinguish filter settings by group – student, staff and administration. Different filter settings are applied to each of the groups.
- If someone wants to know if a site is open or blocked, the Information Systems Department has the ability in the software to see if a url/site is blocked and for what reason.
- Controls are limited to what the software can do. District administration has set the filtering policy by group. If someone wants a blocked site opened it is reviewed by the Curriculum or Educational Technology departments, who then make a recommendation to open the site or continue to block it. Requests can be made at: www.graniteschools.org/edtech/suggest
- The current district practice has been in place for several years. Technological limitations are to whatever the software can do, which is common for all software programs. The Information Systems Department has not had any requests to date that were not accommodated.
- Information regarding digital citizenship is distributed at parent-teacher conferences by school technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists. Parent seminars and other forums that discuss Internet safety are held periodically during the school year at various locations. Additional resources and information on Internet safety and digital citizenship are available through the Educational Technology Department’s website (https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/digcit) and social media feeds.
- If inappropriate content is accessed or if devices are used for prohibited acts, disciplinary action will be taken in harmony with corrective discipline procedures for students and employees. Inadvertent access to inappropriate content must immediately be reported to school officials or supervisors.