2018-19 Tablet Policies

One to One (1:1) Device Program - Guidelines for Intermediate and High School

The 1:1 program provides exciting learning opportunities that incorporate the use of technology in the classroom and at home.

These guidelines are intended to provide essential information about the use of student issued devices in Pasadena ISD.


Parental Responsibilities

  • Parents must review the Student Guidelines for Responsible Use Policy in the Pasadena ISD Student Handbook with their student.


  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of the Device, including Internet activity, while at home and away from campus at all times.


Student Responsibilities

  • Students are personally responsible for their Device and accessories at all times, whether at home or school. If equipment becomes damaged, lost or malfunctions students must report damage or loss to their teacher immediately. Students are responsible for any damage or loss of the Device.


  • Students will bring their Device (fully charged) to school every day.


  • Students will only use the device assigned to them and not the device of another student. Students will not leave their Devices unattended.


  • Students are responsible for properly storing and carrying their Device in the District issued case while being transported and/or not in use.


  • Students will not download any software, music, pictures, videos or any other files or reconfigure the Device unless instructed by a teacher.


  • Students participating in this program will be required to adhere to the guidelines relating to use of District computer and Internet resources, Responsible Use Policy as well as all other electronic media and telecommunication devices standards set in the Code of Conduct.


  • Students will have no privacy rights regarding any information stored on, accessed from, or used with the Device. The Device is the property of Pasadena ISD, and appropriate District and school officials may monitor a computer or access its contents at any time.


  • Each Device will be identified by a specific number (bar code number) and assigned to a student. To ensure that a student always has his assigned Device, Devices should never be switched.


  • The identification tag must remain on the device at all times. If the identification tag is lost, the student must immediately notify a teacher or an administrator.

Under no circumstances may Devices be left unsupervised. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the Device.


Students are responsible for the general care of the Device. It is in the student’s best interest to take great care of the Device since the same Device will be reissued each year. Please follow these precautions:


  • Do not place food and/or liquids near the Device.
  • Do not stack heavy objects on top of the Device.
  • Do not attempt to repair or reconfigure the Device.
  • Do not write, draw, stick or adhere anything to the Device or the District issued case
  • Do not leave the Device in any vehicle.
  • Do not obstruct the Device’s vents, & do not place Device on surfaces such as carpet while it is turned on
  • Keep the Device away from magnets.
  • Use only a clean microfiber cloth to clean the screen.
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing.
  • The power cord must not be plugged into the Device while in a case.


District Device Management:

  • Internet filtering software automatically filters all access to the Internet while the student is at school and the Device is connected to the PISD network.

  • Electronic tracking is embedded in the Device


Fees, Fines and Repair

Each student is issued a Device in good working order with standardized software. Students are expected to keep the Device in good condition. Failure to do so could result in out of pocket costs summarized in the table below. All monies owed must be paid in full before a Device will be reissued.


Pricing for Dell Tablets









Power Adapter (Whole Charger)


Power Adapter (Brick Only)


Power Adapter (USB Cable Only)


Power Adapter (Wall Cord Only)





Pricing for HP Laptops









Power Adapter





Missing or stolen Devices must be reported immediately to school administrators. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to provide information for a Pasadena ISD police report by the soonest available school day. This police report demonstrating evidence of theft must accompany any claim of theft.


If a Device is deemed intentionally damaged or persistent damage is noted, the student is responsible for the full cost of the repair. Failure to follow the guidelines listed above can result in disciplinary action and may have an impact on student academic performance where appropriate. *CQ (Legal), CQ (Local) and CQ –R


Use of Social Networking/Digital Tools

Students may participate in District-approved social media learning environments related to curricular projects or school activities and use digital tools, such as, but not limited to, mobile devices, blogs, discussion forums, RSS feeds, podcasts, wikis, instant messaging, e-mail, and on-line meeting sessions.


All PISD students will have access to a district assigned network login, district email account, calendar and cloud storage. These accounts will be used for school related projects, including the use of Microsoft OneDrive as a place for students to safely keep school-related documents online.


Every attempt has been made to provide safe, secured student email, however it is still the responsibility of users to follow all school rules, teacher directions and procedures and to report any inappropriate use or material to school personnel.


This e-mail account is provided as a support to the instructional process, and consequently any and all messages are open for review by the assigning instructor. In maintaining and securing the system, technology support personnel also have access to email.


Follow these email guidelines and apply common sense to evaluate your actions in using district accounts:


  1. Messages will not contain profanity, obscene comments or sexually explicit materials.


  2. Messages will not contain racist, sexist, religious or derogatory content. Respect for members of the school and general community is expected.


  3. User identity will be accurately reflected in all emails.


  4. No virus or program will be introduced into the system, which alters its operation, destroys or damages data or renames or relocates files.


  5. Overall message volume should not absorb a disproportionate amount of email system resources.


The use of digital tools are considered an extension of the classroom. Verbal or written language that is considered inappropriate in the classroom is also inappropriate in all uses of blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other district-approved digital tools. Employees who use digital learning tools in their classrooms must monitor student actions to ensure compliance with the Student Code of Conduct/Handbook, CIPA, and other applicable laws. The safety and security of minors must be included when using digital tools.



In the process of protecting the network, Pasadena ISD cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information. The district is not responsible for phone/credit card bills or any other charges incurred by users. Use of any information obtained via the Network/Internet is at the user’s own risk. The district specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers, service providers, or other third party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the District. The district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the district’s network/Internet/electronic communications systems


Telecommunication Devices, Including Mobile Telephones

“Telecommunication devices” referred to in this section include any device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor. This includes but is not limited to, cell phones, etc. A student must have approval to possess other telecommunications devices such as netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable computers. Parents should refrain from contacting their student directly during the school day. The student’s telecommunication device should be turned off. Parents may contact the school office to deliver emergency messages.


Students are prohibited from sending or posting electronic messages or images, including sexting, that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal, including off school property if the conduct causes a substantial disruption to the school environment.


Students who abuse the privilege of possessing these devices are subject to disciplinary measures. In addition, district employees may confiscate any telecommunication device.


Instructional Use of Personal Telecommunications and Other Electronic Devices

In some cases, students may find it beneficial or might be encouraged to use personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus. Students must obtain prior approval before using personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional use. Students must also sign a user agreement that contains applicable rules for use (separate from this handbook). When students are not using the devices for approved instructional purposes, all devices must be turned off during the instructional day. Violations of the user agreement may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.


Pasadena ISD Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Responsible Use Guidelines

Technology is one way of enhancing the district’s mission of teaching students to be productive, college- and career-ready members of the 21st century. In order to increase the use of technology in the classroom, Pasadena ISD is implementing a BYOT program (Bring Your Own Technology). We want students to embrace appropriate use of technology so they may become responsible digital citizens.


Definition of BYOT

Bring Your Own Technology allows students to bring and use their own personal technology devices to connect to the district wireless network and Internet for use during classroom activities. For the purpose of this program, the word “technology” will include: Wi-Fi enabled devices including but not limited to cell phones, iPads, iPod Touches, laptops, e-readers and Android tablets.


Internet Access and Use

The district will provide secure and filtered access to the internet through the district wireless network. Usage of the district wireless network account is encouraged. The district is not liable for content that is accessed or charges that may be incurred if students choose to use his/her personal data plan to access the internet.