BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The Fair Lawn Public School District is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment.  
Students in grades in which the 1:1 laptop program has been implemented, are exempt from BYOD (when a district device is issued, students cannot bring their own device).  Other district students and staff in the middle and high schools are permitted to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, etc) during the school day. With parental permission and classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students.  By allowing students to use their own technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.

What are the benefits of a BYOD Program?

  • Makes possible a 21st century classroom

  • Fosters student ownership of their own learning

  • Student real time access to information

  • Smooth transition between home and school

  • Provides easier student access to online instructional materials

  • Supplements school resources and equipment.   The program DOES NOT require that all students and staff bring their own devices to school. A student will not be penalized for NOT having a device. Although students will be able to access the school's network they will not be able to print to any school printer. Internet access will be filtered just the same as if a student were to log onto a school owned computer. The Tech department and teachers are not responsible for troubleshooting a student's personally owned device.