Brian: Middle School Principal

Policy: CIPA, school policy
  • What does CIPA actually require?
  • Are schools over-complying? If so, how?
  • How does school policy interact with CIPA? How should it?
  • Are filtering decisions the same as book policy (material selection policy) decisions? Should they be the same?
  • What role do students play in filtering decisions?
  • How do you know what's filtered at your district or school (is there transparency)?
  • What local and state laws and policies are in play? Do you know what they are and who's responsible for compliance? Does it matter if you know?
  • Who writes the policy and who should've written it, if different?

Physical: server guy, filter guy, infrastructure, classroom
  • What options do people have with filtering - how do you get access and who controls it? Do you know who controls it? How do you interact with him/her?
  • How do we manage filtering - in environments where computers aren't the only devices involved?
  • Is under-filtering ever a problem?
  • Is it an option at your school/district to filter less? Do you have a tiered system? Ability to override?
  • Is there basically a bureaucracy at your school or district around filtering and CIPA compliance?...