Policy 3613 Listen In and Digital Assistant Technology

Because of student privacy concerns, Kimberly School District requires listen-in technology and voice assistant technology in possession of students, staff, and visitors to be disabled while the device is at school, on district-provided transportation, and at school events. Listen in and digital assistant technology devices include, but are not limited to the following: AngelSense, Gizmo Watch, Apple watches, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Alexa, Apple HomePod, Sonos One etc. The district prohibits unauthorized audio or visual recordings or transmission of audio or images of students.

A parent/guardian, student, staff member, and visitor shall obtain approval from the building principal before operating digital assistant technology with recording or listen-in capability, at school or at a school-sponsored event. Any parent/guardian, student, staff member, and visitor receiving permission to use an electronic device with listen-in capability may be requested to enter into a user agreement with the school to define the scope and limits of such use.

Legal Reference:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99 (2000)

Policy History
ADOPTED: 12/19/2019