Laptop Rules, Regulations, and Consequences
The MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) MacBooks, chargers, and carrying cases are the property of the State ofMaine, registered to Brunswick Junior High and then issued to each seventh and eighth grade student. The laptop must be returned at the end of the school year or if the student transfers out of theBrunswickSchool District.
A laptop for each student is a privilege, not a right. The privilege can be revoked.
- Laptops can go home with students only AFTER a parent/guardian attends an orientation session and signs a release form.
- The laptop and chargers should be in the student’s possession or placed in a secure location at all times. Unattended laptops will be confiscated. During lunch time, students are NOT to put laptops in the hall cubbies. They can place the laptops on the cafeteria stage.
- When not in use, laptops and power cords should be in their protective cases. A plain piece of paper closed inside the laptop will prevent keyboard oils and dirt from affecting the screen. No food or drinks near the laptops!
- No stickers or marks of any kind are permitted on the laptop or case.
- Laptops must be in their zipped cases when moving throughout the school.
- Laptops and cases may NOT be put inside backpacks.
- If the laptop is stolen, it should be reported to the police and Brunswick Junior High personnel immediately (with a police report).
- Students are responsible for the replacement cost of the charging unit if it is lost or damaged. The replacement cost is $72.
- Students are responsible for any costs resulting from loss or damage caused by intentional or negligent behavior.
- Students may not loan their laptop to anyone or share their password.
- Any inappropriate use or neglectful care of the computer will result in fewer laptop privileges.
- Students are responsible for information sent/received on their laptop. There is no right to privacy and Brunswick School Department personnel will do regular checks.
- Any games must be teacher approved. Absolutely NO instant messaging! Music should not be downloaded from the Internet. The exception is when the music is temporarily downloaded for a class. Explicit music is not allowed.
- Students may not download programs, or view/store pornographic, violet or otherwise unacceptable material. If a student accidentally accesses an inappropriate site, he/she must report the incident to a teacher immediately.
- Students who delete Internet history will have the same consequence for those who sent to inappropriate sites.
- Parents/guardians are responsible to ensure that their children use their laptops appropriately.
- While using the Internet, students should not reveal personal information including full name, phone number, address, etc.
- “Hacking” into any computer network is strictly forbidden.
- Students are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for properly citing sources.
- Students should not record anyone without their permission.
The laptops should be fully charged every night. At the end of the day, laptops should be shut down.
- Laptops are not to be used on the bus or in the gymnasium. These locations are potentially unsafe for equipment.
- During study halls, students must have permission of the study hall teacher to use the laptops. No games allowed during study hall.
Consequences are as follows, but not limited to:
1st offense: Written warning
2nd offense: 1 Week probation
3rd offense: 1 Month probation
When any student reaches a point where probation will occur, the student will be given a Parent Information Form stating the specific offense and penalty. This form shall be taken home for the parents to sign and then returned to school.
Privileges will not be restored to a student until the signed parent information form has been returned.
Additional disciplinary action may be pursued which may include disabling of applications or complete loss of laptop.