BOARD POLICY - 3120
The Board of Education recognizes that technological resources can enhance employee and student performance by improving access to information, and offering effective tools to assist in providing a quality instructional program, promoting student learning, and facilitating district and school operations.
Employees and students shall be responsible for the appropriate use of technology and shall use the district's technological resources only for purposes related to their employment or their learning. While using district and personal technology resources on or near school property, at school-sponsored activities, as well as using district technology resources via off-campus remote access, students and staff must act in an appropriate manner consistent with school, district, and legal guidelines. The use of the district's technology resources is considered a privilege that may be revoked at any time.
The Board desires to protect students from access to harmful matter on the internet or other online services. All district computers with internet access shall have a technology protection measure that prevents access to visual depictions that are obscene or pornographic. The technology protection measure may be disabled during use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purpose.
To ensure proper use, the district's technological resources, including e-mail and voice mail systems, may be monitored at any time without advance notice or consent. Inappropriate use shall result in a cancellation of the user's privileges, disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulations.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide age-appropriate instruction regarding safe and appropriate behavior on social networking sites, chat rooms, and other internet services. Such instruction shall include, but not be limited to, the dangers of posting personal information online, misrepresentation by online predators, how to report inappropriate or offensive content or threats, behaviors that constitute cyberbullying, and how to respond when subjected to cyberbullying. It is the joint responsibility of school personnel and the parent or guardian of each student to educate the student about his/her responsibilities and to establish expectations when using technology.
All school and district web sites are the property of the district and shall operate as closed forums.
Disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding students is prohibited.
Students shall be supervised while using online services.
Before using the district's technological resources, each student and his/her parent/guardian shall sign and return an Acceptable Use Agreement specifying user obligations and responsibilities.
Policy Adopted: October 16, 2001
Revised: June 5, 2012