Not banned, exactly. I won't get in trouble for having one. But our computers were re-imaged in such a way that one can no longer connect any kind of printer without network admin privileges. And the only people with network admin privileges are at the DO and their new policy is to not connect printers for anyone. By order of the IT director. Being that the computers in question are laptops, if I take my computer home, I can't print anywhere. I'm lucky. I was able to talk the IT tech who services our school to connect my printer and being that my home printer is the same make and model, I can also print at home. But all the other teachers in the district are not as lucky. Their justification is that we have nice new super printers that are located in the staff workrooms. We are supposed to use those now. So if I want to print, I have to send it to that printer, and then wait until recess, lunch, or my non-existent prep period and then go stand in line to get my document(s). The funny thing is that this is all the work of director of IT who isn't even a district admin. I'm on the district technology committee and virtually every person at the meeting we had last night went off on this guy (who wasn't there due to a back injury). I've never heard so much criticism of someone (albeit well deserved criticism) who was not in the room without mentioning them by name. According to the our curriculum tech person, the IT director is claiming that indoor air quality is the issue. But all the indoor air quality studies regarding laser printers are from 2007 and only involved a limited number of laser printer brands and models. Moreover, there were studies in 2008 that disproved the 2007 studies. Any ideas for taking action. I'm thinking of asking my principal if I could email the superintendent directly on this. I don't see why he couldn't "order" the IT director to fix the problem. All I want to do is connect my laptop to a printer via USB - a function that the laptop came with but has been taken away.