Acceptable Technology Use Policies


$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

This course is intended for the CFO (or anyone) who has “inherited” IT and technology roles—and all that may go with that.

Internet, intranet, BYOD’s, Facebook, texting, tweeting, friending, de-friending, commenting, sharing … on and on we could go … can be beneficial in many ways, but they can bring risk to the school as well.

These risks can include:

  • Parent information
  • Student health records
  • Transcripts
  • Donor information
  • Employee files
  • School’s financials and data
  • School’s Propriety data
  • Illegal downloading
  • Cyber Bullying and Sexual misconduct
  • Violating employees rights

In this session we will review:

  • The duality of technology: What’s good/what’s scary
  • What’s at Risk
  • Transcripts
  • Protecting your data
  • Your School’s “ legal” rights & duties
  • What should be in your Acceptable Use Policy (AUP
  • That other documents your AUP should tie to
  • Insuring the risk when “something” bad happens

Run Time:
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.

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Martin Kelly

President of ISM Insurance Inc.


Martin has worked to serve private-independent schools with the most comprehensive and mission-appropriate insurance coverages for over 25 years. He’s been the President of ISM Insurance Inc. since 1996 and has worked with 1,200 schools, insuring in excess of 30,000 staff and 200,000 students.

Current Role

Among other initiatives, he has developed a private-independent school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM, including review of crisis response plans, facilities safety, employment practices, bullying and harassment, reporting and investigation protocols, trips and travel, contracts, and insurance.

Martin writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM's flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted numerous on-site assessments.

Prior Experience

Martin began his insurance career as a large case underwriter. He was then asked to assume the position of director of a multimillion-dollar, multiple-employer trust division for a large national insurance company, to improve performance and profitability. After successfully meeting that challenge, Martin helped start up a group division for another national insurance company and in five years, grew the business to over $100 million in premiums.

Martin then moved to "the other side" of insurance, becoming a third-party administrator specializing in medical associations. He worked with over 1,000 physicians, including the College of American Pathologists, in the areas of employee benefits and medical malpractice.


Martin holds an MBA from Widener University (PA), a BS in economics from Villanova University (PA), and a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) degree.

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