During their 2012 session, the Colorado Legislature passed a law that requires schools to filter all District-owned Internet-capable devices such as laptops, iPads, and iPod touch devices both on and off school grounds for minors. This law, known as HB 12-1240, takes effect on December 31, 2012. (To read the wording as it exists in the statute click here; Sections 54 & 55 on pages 36-38.)
In plain language, this is a change from previous requirements – where we were once required to only filter the Internet-connected networks used by District-owned devices in our schools, we are now required to place an Internet filter on every device used by minors from any location.
This means students will only be able to take approved and properly configured Internet-capable equipment off school grounds. In addition, a new filter will be installed on every District-owned laptop used by staff or students. As always, if you have questions, please contact our Help Desk.
Which district-owned devices can minors use away from the SVVSD network?
*DTS is deploying a filter to laptops. Click the following link to check to see if your laptop is correctly filtered: http://filter-check.stvrain.k12.co.us/
**iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches with iOS 6 and being managed by Apple Configurator at schools may be used by minors outside the district network if the configuration profile provided by DTS is used. Use this link to determine which generation of iPhone, iPod, or iPad you are using.
***Chromebooks are still in the process of being tested by DTS. If Chromebooks are approved by DTS, only Chromebooks purchased through DTS Store may meet the new State law requirements. They cannot be purchased through a reseller such as BestBuy or Amazon.com.