District Technology

Technology use permeates every aspect of school district operations, from curriculum and library resources to data management and fiscal operations.  The following are resources related to school districts' technology needs, including acceptable use policies, Internet safety, and educational technology.

Related Policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies.  Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations.  For more information on district technology, see district policy and regulations at the following code:

CQ Technology Resources
CQA District, Campus, and Classroom Web Sites

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' FAQ about School District Website Accessibility answers frequently asked questions and addresses current issues related to website accessibility, including rulemaking under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and recent litigation and complaints with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
  • TASB Legal Services' Technology in the Classroom discusses issues involved in the use of technology in the classroom.
  • TASB Legal Services' School District Website Postings Charts is a comprehensive list of the information that school districts must or may post on their websites under Texas and federal law.
  • TASB Legal Services' Theft, Loss, or Damage to Technology Devices at School provides information about the consequences of damage, loss, or theft of both district owned and personal technology devices.
  • TASB Legal Services' Legal Questions About Drones at Schools offers guidance on emerging issues with respect to unmanned aircraft vehicles (drones) and Texas school districts.
  • TASB Legal Services' FAQ School Districts and Robocalls answers questions about a school district's use of automated calling and text messaging services in compliance with the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • For information on educational technology resources, see eSource at Instruction – Instructional Resources.
  • For information on distance learning and the Texas Virtual School Network, see eSource at Instruction – Curriculum and Instruction – Dual Credit and Distance Learning.
  • For more information on use of technology by board members, see eSource at Governance – Board Members and Officers – Technology Use.

Other Resources

  • The U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology Website provides resources for transforming education through the power of technology.
  • The U.S. Copyright Office Website contains the federal copyright laws and regulations, a searchable database of registered copyrighted works, and related materials.
  • The Texas School Safety Center provides resources on several safety topics, including digital safety.
  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Internet Safety Website provides resources for students, parents, and educators, including information on cyberbullying, privacy protection, piracy, communication, security, and safety curriculum.
  • The Texas Attorney General (AG) Cyber Security Website provides information about online safety with a focus on protecting children from online predators.
  • The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cyber Texas Website provides information about cybersecurity and related issues.