Documents / Policies

District Technology Plan


Computer Network for Education Regulation


The following comprise the rules and regulations relating to the use of the district’s computer network system:

Administration

  1. The Superintendent of Schools hereby designates the Building Principals and School Business Administrator to oversee the district’s computer network.
  2. These designees shall monitor and examine all network activities as deemed appropriate to ensure proper use of the system.
  3. He/She shall disseminate and interpret district policy and regulations governing use of the district’s network at the building level with all network users.
  4. He/She 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 copies
    of district policy and regulations governing use of the district’s network.
  5. He/She shall ensure that all disks and software loaded onto the computer network have been approved for use on District computers by the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator.
  6. All student agreements to abide by district policy and regulations shall be kept on file in the district office.

System Access

The following individuals may be designated as members with access to the computer network system:

  1. Students may be granted an account for up to one academic year at a time
  2. Teachers will be granted an account.
  3. Other district employees as deemed necessary.
  4. Community members as deemed necessary.

Procedures for Proper Use

  1. The district’s computer network shall be used only for educational purposes.
  2. The individual in whose name an account is issued is responsible at all times for its proper use.
  3. Network users will be issued a log in name and password.
  4. All users must log off before leaving a computer unattended.
  5. Students using computers must be under the direct supervision of a staff member.
  6. Only those network users with written permission from the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator may access the district’s system from off-site (e.g., from home).
  7. Student users identifying a security problem on the district’s system must immediately notify a staff member.
    —–Staff members who become aware of  a security problem on the district’s system must notify an administrator immediately.
  8. Student account information will be maintained in accordance with applicable education records law and district policy and regulations 5500.
  9. Copyrighted material may not be placed on any computer connected to the district’s network without the author’s permission.
    —–Only staff specifically authorized by the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator may upload copyrighted material to the network.
  10. Only staff specifically authorized by the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator may download copyrighted material.
    Copyrighted materials shall be used in accordance with the fair use doctrine and district policy.
  11. 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

Prohibitions

The following is a list of prohibited actions 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.

  1. There must be no sharing of passwords without written permission from the teacher or administrator, as appropriate.
  2. Attempts to read, delete, copy or modify the electronic mail of other system users is prohibited as is deliberate interference with the ability of other system users to send/receive electronic mail.
    Forgery or attempted forgery of electronic mail messages is prohibited.
  3. No software or disks may be loaded or downloaded onto the district’s computers and/or network, without permission of the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator.
  4. Attempts by a student to log on to the district’s system in the name of another individual, with or without the individual’s password, is prohibited.
    Use of a computer while logged in under a staff member’s account is prohibited.
  5. Use of “server-based e-mail” is prohibited.
  6. System users shall not encourage the use of tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances or otherwise promote any other activity prohibited by district policy, state or federal law.
  7. Use of computer access to data and access to secure areas other than for educational purposes approved by the Superintendent, Building Principal or School Business Administrator is prohibited.
  8. System users shall not evade, change or exceed resource quotas as set by the administration.  A user who continues to violate disk space quotas after seven calendar days of notification may have their
    file removed by the system coordinator.  Such quotas may be exceeded only by requesting to the appropriate administrator or system coordinator that disk quotas be increased and stating
    the need for the increase.
  9. Transmission of material, information or software in violation of any district policy or regulation, local state or federal law or regulation is prohibited.
  10. Vandalism will result in cancellation of system use privileges.  Vandalism is defined as a malicious attempt to harm or destroy district equipment or materials, data of another user of the district’s system
    —-or any of the agencies or other networks that are connected to the Internet.  This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creating of computer viruses.
  11. Tampering with or misuse of the computer system or taking any other action inconsistent with this policy and regulation will be viewed as a security violation.