4526-R - Computer Use in Instruction Regulation

4526-R - Computer Use in Instruction Regulation
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COMPUTER USE IN INSTRUCTION
REGULATION
The following rules and regulations govern the use of the district's
computer network system and access to the Internet.
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Administration
The Superintendent of Schools shall designate a computer network
coordinator to oversee the district's computer network.
The computer network coordinator shall monitor and examine all network
activities, as appropriate, to ensure proper use of the system.
The computer network coordinator shall be responsible for disseminating
and interpreting district policy and regulations governing use of the
district's network at the building level with all network users.
The computer network coordinator shall provide employee training for
proper use of the network and will ensure that staff supervising students
using the district's network provide similar training to their students,
including providing copies of district policy and regulations governing use
of the district's network.
The computer network coordinator shall ensure that all disks and software
loaded onto the computer network have been scanned for computer
viruses.
All student agreements to abide by district policy and regulations and
parental consent forms shall be kept on file in the district office.
Internet Access
Students will be provided access: during class time only; during the
school day when the students are not in class; before or after school
hours, or only during instructional time in a controlled
environment.(select as many as apply)
Students will be provided with individual accounts (students will share a
classroom accounts).
Students may (may not) browse the World Wide Web:
Students are (are not) to participate in chat rooms.
Students may (may not) read news groups.
Students may (may not) construct their own web pages using district
computer resources.
Students will have individual (group) e-mail address.
Students are (are not) allowed to belong to mailing lists
A staff member will be required to monitor all (a combination) of these
activities.
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Acceptable Use and Conduct
Access to the district's computer network is provided solely for
educational purposes and research consistent with the district's mission
and goals.
Use of the district’s computer network is a privilege, not a right.
Inappropriate use may result in the suspension or revocation of that
privilege.
Each individual in whose name an access account is issued is responsible
at all times for its proper use.
All network users will be issued a login name and password. Passwords
must be changed periodically.
Only those network users with written permission from the principal or
computer network coordinator may access the district's system from
off-site (e.g., from home).
All network users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of
network etiquette. This includes being polite and using only appropriate
language. Abusive language, vulgarities and swear words are all
inappropriate.
Network users identifying a security problem on the district's network
must notify the appropriate teacher, administrator or computer network
coordinator. Under no circumstance should the user demonstrate the
problem to anyone other than to the district official or employee being
notified.
Any network user identified as a security risk or having a history of
violations of district computer use guidelines may be denied access to the
district's network.
Prohibited Activity and Uses
The following is a list of prohibited activity concerning use of the district's
computer network. Violation of any of these prohibitions may result in discipline
or other appropriate penalty, including suspension or revocation of a user's access
to the network.
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Using the network for commercial activity, including advertising.
Infringing on any copyrights or other intellectual property rights, including
copying, installing, receiving, transmitting or making available any
copyrighted software on the district computer network.
Using the network to receive, transmit or make available to others
obscene, offensive, or sexually explicit material.
Using the network to receive, transmit or make available to others
messages that are racist, sexist, abusive or harassing to others.
Using another user’s account or password.
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Attempting to read, delete, copy or modify the electronic mail (e-mail) of
other system users and deliberately interfering with the ability of other
system users to send and/or receive e-mail.
Forging or attempting to forge e-mail messages.
Engaging in vandalism. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to
harm or destroy district equipment or materials, data of another user of the
district’s network or of any of the entities or other networks that are
connected to the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, creating
and/or placing a computer virus on the network.
Using the network to send anonymous messages or files.
Using the network to receive, transmit or make available to others a
message that is inconsistent with the district’s Code of Conduct.
Revealing the personal address, telephone number or other personal
information of oneself or another person.
Using the network for sending and/or receiving personal messages.
Intentionally disrupting network traffic or crashing the network and
connected systems.
Installing personal software or using personal disks on the district’s
computers and/or network without the permission of the appropriate
district official or employee.
Using district computing resources for commercial or financial gain or
fraud.
Stealing data, equipment or intellectual property.
Gaining or seeking to gain unauthorized access to any files, resources, or
computer or phone systems, or vandalize the data of another user.
Wastefully using finite district resources.
Changing or exceeding resource quotas as set by the district without the
permission of the appropriate district official or employee.
Using the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked.
Using the network in a fashion inconsistent with directions from teachers
and other staff and generally accepted network etiquette.
No Privacy Guarantee
Students using the district’s computer network should not expect, nor does
the district guarantee privacy for electronic mail (e-mail) or any use of the
district’s computer network. The district reserves the right to access and view any
material stored on district equipment or any material used in conjunction with the
district’s computer network.
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Sanctions
All users of the district’s computer network and equipment are required to
comply with the district’s policy and regulations governing the district’s computer
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network. Failure to comply with the policy or regulation may result in disciplinary
action as well as suspension and/or revocation of computer access privileges.
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In addition, illegal activities are strictly prohibited. Any information pertaining to
or implicating illegal activity will be reported to the proper authorities.
Transmission of any material in violation of any federal, state and/or local law or
regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to materials protected by
copyright, threatening or obscene material or material protected by trade secret.
Users must respect all intellectual and property rights and laws.
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District Responsibilities
The district makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or
implied, for the access being provided. Further, the district assumes no
responsibility for the quality, availability, accuracy, nature or reliability of the
service and/or information provided. Users of the district’s computer network and
the Internet use information at their own risk. Each user is responsible for
verifying the integrity and authenticity of the information that is used and
provided.
The district will not be responsible for any damages suffered by any user,
including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries,
misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or the errors
or omissions of any user. The district also will not be responsible for
unauthorized financial obligations resulting from the use of or access to the
district’s computer network or the Internet.
Further, even though the district may use technical or manual means to
regulate access and information, these methods do not provide a foolproof means
of enforcing the provisions of the district policy and regulation.
Adoption date:
July 9, 2007
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