BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Information

  • For instructions on connecting to the BYOD wireless network, please click here.


    BYOD Acceptable Use Policy

    Students may use their connected device providing they adhere to the below list of rules and regulations.  Any deviation from or violation of these rules, or at the discretion of the teacher, counselor, building administrator or the Technology Department, will result in an immediate removal of all devices owned by the student for a period of time to be determined by the teacher, counselor, building administrator or the Technology Department.  Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban on the student, preventing them from utilizing any BYOD services regardless of assignments, classroom or curriculum requirements.

    All student devices must adhere to the following minimum standards to be authorized for connection to the district BYOD network.  Devices that do not meet these minimum specs and standards will not be permitted to join the BYOD network.

    Piper USD 203 shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or theft of student owned devices.  The student alone is solely responsible for his/her device(s).  The Technology Department will not provide hardware or software technology support beyond the initial connection of the device to the BYOD network.  Piper USD 203 will not provide productivity software to students for use in the classroom, nor provide installation support for any software required by a teacher for a classroom assignment.

    Student Device Minimum Standards for BYOD Services:

    • IEEE 802.1 A / B / G / N
    • WPA2 Enterprise authentication using AES encryption
    • Up-to-date Antivirus and Antimalware software
    • Minimum Operating System versions:
      • Windows 7 w/ SP1
      • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
      • iOS 9
      • Android 7 (Nougat)
    • Minimum web browser versions:
      • IE 11
      • Firefox 55
      • Chrome 59

    The Piper-BYOD wireless network may have the following restrictions applied to it:

    • Filtered to comply with CIPA regulations
    • Bandwidth capped on a per-connection basis
    • Limited or no access to streaming websites
    • Limited or no access to social services (blogs, social networking, etc.)
    • Filtered and/or safe search enabled for all search engines
    • No access to any internal network resources (server shares, printers, etc.)
    • No technology support of any kind beyond initial connection to the wireless network

    Rules and Regulations pertaining to Piper USD 203 BYOD services:

    1. BYOD access is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked at any time without immediate notification and regardless of assignment, classroom or curriculum requirements.
    2. Student must have a signed AUP on file, agrees to abide by the rules and regulations defined within the AUP, and fully understands that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in your use of the district network and/or district devices.
    3. Any violation of the AUP will result in the loss of BYOD privileges in addition to any lost privileges related to the AUP (network storage, access to district-owned devices, etc.).
    4. Any violation of this BYOD agreement may also result in the loss of other privileged services related to the AUP (network storage, access to district-owned devices, etc.).
    5. Student must have a curricular need for bringing in a device.
    6. Student will respect the privacy of other students and teachers when using personal devices.
    7. Student will NOT capture nor share audio or video recordings without the direct permission from a teacher or administrator.
    8. Student devices are not to cause any disruption to the class, teachers or other students.  Loud noises, ringing, music, etc. are not to be played at a volume that would cause disruption in the classroom.  Offending students may have their BYOD privileges revoked for a period of time.
    9. Student will maintain a current anti-virus and anti-malware software program on their notebook devices.  Any personal device found to be infected or otherwise containing malicious software will be forcibly removed from the network without immediate notification and will no longer be allowed access until such a time as a member of the Technology Department has deemed the device to be current on its security programs and there is no longer any malicious software installed.
    10. A teacher, counselor, building administrator or the Technology Department may, at any time, request and enforce that your device be powered off and/or put away.
    11. Student will not use his/her device in a manner that violates state or federal laws.