Unfortunately, there is no universally agreed-upon definition of what an IoT Device is, so any specific interpretation, including the one I'm about to give below, could be taken to task. So take it with a grain of salt.
When you mention "IoT", most people typically tend to think of small, independent, network-connected, single-purpose devices that are doing things not typically done by a more traditional full-fledged computer (laptop, desktop, etc.).
Your specific use-case is similar to that of an electronic billboard or display-only Kiosk, which many consider to be IoT devices. From that angle, you are good-to-go! (Yay).
On the other hand, this could have just as easily been done on a laptop, a desktop, or a small "typical" classic PC computer, so there are probably those that would say it's not really an IoT device.
I think you could probably tilt your odds toward it being considered as a true IoT device by making sure your solution leans heavily on the "Independent" part of the IoT description I gave above. If it...
- Is encased along with the display on which it is showing the status page.
- Boots up automatically into the display of your status page.
- Refreshes its display automatically.
- Downloads new versions of its data and core logic (aka:firmware) automatically.
- Handles most errors by resetting itself gracefully. But logs them for diagnostics (sending logs to a central host would be a huge win).
- Can be troubleshot remotely via secured connection (SSH, etc.).
If you were to implement most of those things, then I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone that could make a solid argument that it is not an IoT device.
At least that's my 2 pennies worth. I wish you well in your assignment!