(Use of Electronic Resources)

The District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its mission and educational goals, and as such maintains the expectation that all students will use electronic resources as an essential part of their learning experiences.  It is the policy of the District to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities by staff and students.

The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers and millions of individual subscribers.  With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that is inappropriate in the educational setting.  The District believes that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the District.

The District encourages appropriate use of current and emerging electronic resources such as cellular phones, social networking sites, etc., as the Internet offers a vast, diverse, and unique instructional opportunity in furtherance of the District's goal of a 21st Century learning environment.

Filtering  and  Internet  Safety

The District shall provide for technology protection measures that protect against Internet access by both adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or, with respect to use of the computers by students, harmful to students.  The protective measures shall also include monitoring the online activities of students.

Limits, controls, and prohibitions shall be placed on student:

●  Access to inappropriate matter.

●  Safety and security in direct electronic communications.

●  Unauthorized online access or activities.

●  Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information.

All District employees who use electronic resources must sign and abide by the District's Use of Electronic Resources Agreement(s) indicating their knowledge of, and agreement to terms and conditions for use of District electronic resources.  Failure to follow the acceptable use procedures will result in the loss of the privilege to use the District's electronic resources and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The Superintendent is responsible for establishing and enforcing the District's electronic information services guidelines and procedures for appropriate technology protection measures (filters), monitoring, and use.

Adopted:   date of Manual adoption

20 U.S.C. 9134, The Children's Internet Protection Act
47 U.S.C. 254, Communications Act of 1934 (The Children's Internet Protection Act)