USE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
(Safety and use of Electronic
Use of the electronic information services (EIS) requires that the use of the resources be in accordance with the following guidelines and support the education, research, and educational goals of the District. Filtering, monitoring, and access controls shall be established to:
● Limit access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web.
● Monitor the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
● Monitor for unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking", and other unlawful activities by minors online.
● Restrict access by minors to materials harmful to minors.
A content filtering program or similar technology shall be used on the networked electronic information services (EIS) as well as on standalone computers capable of District authorized access to the Internet. The technology shall at a minimum limit access to obscene, profane, sexually oriented, harmful, or illegal materials. Should a District adult employee have a legitimate need to obtain information from an access-limited site, the Superintendent may authorize, on a limited basis, access for the necessary purpose specified by the employee's request to be granted access.
Education, Supervision, and Monitoring
It is the responsibility of all District employees to be knowledgeable of the Board's policy and administrative regulations and procedures related to the use of technology resources. Employees are further responsible, to the extent prudent to an individual's assignment, to educate, supervise, and monitor student use of the District's online computer network use. District, department, and school administrators shall provide employees with appropriate in-servicing and assist employees with the implementation of Policy IJNDB.
As a means of providing safety and security in direct electronic communications and to prevent abuses to the appropriate use of electronic equipment, all computer access to the Internet through the District electronic information services (EIS) or standalone connection shall be monitored periodically or randomly through in-use monitoring or review of usage logs.
Individual access to the EIS shall be by authorization only. Designated personnel may provide authorization to students and staff who have completed and returned an electronic information services user agreement. The Superintendent may give authorization to other persons to use the EIS.
Each user of the EIS shall:
● Use the EIS to support personal educational objectives consistent with the educational goals and objectives of the School District.
● Agree not to submit, publish, display, or retrieve any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material.
● Abide by all copyright and trademark laws and regulations.
● Not reveal home addresses, personal phone numbers or personally identifiable data unless authorized to do so by designated school authorities.
● Understand that electronic mail or direct electronic communication is not private and may be read and monitored by school employed persons.
● Not use the network in any way that would disrupt the use of the network by others.
● Not use the EIS for commercial purposes.
● Follow the District's code of conduct.
● Not attempt to harm, modify, add, or destroy software or hardware nor interfere with system security.
● Understand that inappropriate use may result in cancellation of permission to use the educational information services (EIS) and appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students.
In addition, acceptable use for District employees is extended to include requirements to:
● Review computer use rules with students and enforce the student computer use agreement.
● Maintain supervision of students using the EIS.
● Agree to directly log on and supervise the account activity when allowing others to use District accounts.
● Take responsibility for assigned personal and District accounts, including password protection.
● Take all responsible precautions, including password maintenance and file and directory protection measures, to prevent the use of personal and District accounts and files by unauthorized persons.
Each user will be required to sign an EIS user agreement. A user who violates the provisions of the agreement will be denied access to the information services and may be subject to disciplinary action. Accounts may be closed and files may be deleted at any time. The District is not responsible for any service interruptions, changes, or consequences.
Details of the user agreement shall be discussed with each potential user of the electronic information services. When the signed agreement is returned to the school, the user may be permitted use of EIS resources through school equipment.