Acceptable Use Policy
The Board recognizes that as telecommunications and other new technologies change the way that information may be accessed, communicated and transferred by members of the community, those shifts may also alter instruction and learning. The Board supports access by students and faculty to rich information resources with the development by staff of appropriate skills to analyze and evaluate such resources. All computers, the district computer network, and access to the Internet will be used solely for educational purposes consistent with the goals of the district.
The district provides students, staff and other authorized individuals with access to the district’s computers, electronic communication systems and network, which includes Internet access, whether wired or wireless, or by any other means.
For instructional purposes, the use of network facilities shall be consistent with the curriculum adopted by the district as well as the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities, and developmental levels of students.
Telecommunications, electronic information sources and network services significantly alter the curriculum areas for schools by opening classrooms to a broader array of resources. The Board believes that technology resources are now an integral part of our school district curriculum and therefore should be available to every student and staff member.
District access to the Internet provides benefits to students, teachers, administrators, and staff in our schools. Our goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resources sharing, exploration, innovation and communication through our direct Internet connection. The Internet is a connection to computers and individuals in the world. With this access comes the availability of materials that may not be considered to be of educational value. Special precautions have been taken to restrict access to controversial materials. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover inappropriate information. The district strongly 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.
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