The Irvine Unified School District (District) authorizes students to use technology owned or otherwise provided by the District as necessary for instructional purposes. The use of District Technology is a privilege permitted at the District's discretion and is subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth in applicable Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, applicable school policies and this Acceptable Use Agreement - Student. 

The District expects students to use technology responsibly and ethically, demonstrating mutual respect and civility in all digital interactions.  The District may place reasonable restrictions on the resources, equipment, and/or information that students may access. The District reserves the right to suspend user’s access at any time, without notice, for any reason.


District Technology includes, but is not limited to, equipment, software, online resources, infrastructure, communication systems, and future technological innovations.

Student Obligations and Responsibilities

Students are expected to use District Technology safely, responsibly, and for educational purposes only. Any student who is issued or authorized to use District Technology is responsible for its care and proper use at all times. Students shall protect confidential information, including but not limited to their online service accounts, logins and passwords.  Students shall not share their assigned online service accounts information, logins, passwords, or other information used for identification and authorization purposes, and shall use District Technology only under the account to which they have been assigned. 

Students are prohibited from using District Technology for improper purposes, including, but not limited to:

1. Create, contribute to, access, post, display, or otherwise use material that is discriminatory, libelous, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, disruptive, or inconsistent with school behavioral expectations.

2. Bully, harass, intimidate, or threaten other students, staff, or other individuals. 

3. Disclose, use, or disseminate personal identification information (such as name, address, telephone number, or other personal information) of another student, staff member, or other individual.

4. Infringe on copyright, license, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights. 

5. Advertise services or products not approved by the District or engage in commercial activities.

6. Disrupt or harm District Technology.

7. Impede District operations and/or the ability of students and/or employees to access or use District Technology.

8. Install unauthorized software on District Technology.  

9. Access or modify user accounts, systems, or data unrelated to approved educational activities, or attempt to bypass technology or security protection measures.  

10. Create, contribute to, or distribute content that is false or misleading.  Create or alter content to impersonate or misrepresent an individual or institution. 

11. Create or submit work inconsistent with school expectations for academic honesty.  Misrepresent (through action or omission) the authenticity or originality of submitted work. 

12. Engage in or promote any practice that is unethical or violates any law or Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, or District practice.


Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in use of District Technology.  The District reserves the right to monitor student use of technology within the jurisdiction of the District without advance notice or consent.  The District reserves the right to access, copy, edit or delete any records as necessary for the continuity of District operations or to fulfill a lawful request.  The District’s disclosure of student personally identifiable information will be limited in accordance with Board Policies 5022: Student and Family Privacy Rights and 5125: Pupil Records.

District Devices

District Technology may be issued to students for use at school and/or off campus. Upon request by District staff or disenrollment from the District, students shall return District Technology. Should the assigned technology be damaged, lost or stolen due to misuse or negligence, the cost of replacement shall be the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian.

Personally Owned Devices

If a student uses a personally owned device to access District Technology, they shall abide by all applicable Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, this Acceptable Use Agreement - Student and any additional applicable school policies.  Student activity on their personal devices may be monitored to the extent they use the device to access District Technology and/or are logged in under their IUSD account.

Students’ use of personally owned devices on campus is subject to the approval of District staff.  District staff may restrict student use of personally owned devices as necessary to support student learning or prevent disruption to the school environment.   While use of District Technology may be monitored, students' personally owned devices shall not be searched except when required by law or in cases where there is a reasonable suspicion, based on specific and objective facts, that the search will uncover evidence of a violation of law, District policy, or school rules.  

The District will not be responsible for a student's personal device which is brought on campus or to a school activity and is lost, stolen, or damaged.

Online Safety

The District takes measures to promote student safety and prevent access to inappropriate or harmful content while students use District Technology.   The District employs technology systems to filter online content and enhance security.  Although the District makes its best effort to protect students online, the District is not responsible for the failure of any technology protection measures.


If a student becomes aware of any security problem (such as any compromise of the confidentiality of any login or account information), inappropriate use of District Technology, or violation of this Agreement or related policies, they shall immediately report such information to school site administration.

Consequences for Violation

Violations of the law, Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, applicable school policies or this Agreement may result in suspension or termination of a student's access to District Technology and/or discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion. In addition, violations may be reported to law enforcement agencies as appropriate.  The District may take any reasonable or necessary steps to preserve the availability of technology resources and access for educational use.

Adopted: May 2, 2023
Revised: April 19, 2024