Here is the motion approved April 18, 2016:
That the Waterloo Region District School Board request that the Director of Education assist trustees to develop an internet filtering policy; and
That the Board direct staff to issue an RFI to investigate the availability of specialized filtering software capable of filtering for various grade levels and applications and multi-language support in addition to existing filtering, to filter out inappropriate content (including pornographic websites and their proxies) with an annual subscription for the ongoing monitoring and updates to the filtering protocol; and
That the cost be considered as part of the 2016 Annual Budget process; and
That a report be brought back to the Board outlining availability, cost and the effectiveness of such software by June 30, 2016.